Anxiety Canada is a registered charity and non-profit organization created to raise awareness about anxiety and support access to proven resources and treatment. We are a leader in developing free, online self-help and evidence-based tools to help manage anxiety. We offer services and programs Canadians can trust, including the following resources.
Free, Evidence-Based Anxiety Relief
Is anxiety getting in the way of your life? MindShift® CBT uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety. The new Community forum now enables you to find and offer peer-to-peer support.
CBT-Based Group Therapy
Affordable, Accessible Anxiety Support
MindShift CBT Groups is an 8-session online group therapy program for small groups of adults (aged 18+) with mild to moderate anxiety using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Groups are a maximum size of 12 and provide people with encouragement, support, and tools to help them cope better. Join the waitlist to stay updated on future Groups.
My Anxiety Plans (MAPs)
Free, Online Self-Help Courses
My Anxiety Plan (MAP) is an anxiety management program based on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), an evidence-based psychological treatment. MAPs for Children and Teens, Adults, and Educators are easy to navigate and helpful for those with mild to moderate anxiety.
Free PDF Resources
Anxiety Management Downloadables
Download helpful anxiety management tools, including “how-to” guides and self-help PDFs for parents, covering a variety of anxiety-related topics. Check out our Educator Resources, including the CARDTM System (Comfort, Ask, Relax, Distract) for Educators, and much more.
Anxiety Cartoons for Kids & More!
Video Library – Resources including animation, live action, formal interviews, personal stories, and recorded workshops on anxiety.
Caretoons – Our educational and entertaining anxiety cartoons, #GalaxyBrain and #TimeTravellingPizza. With humour and heart, Drexal (the alien) and Chris Crust (the time-travelling slice of pizza) help youths understand social anxiety, health anxiety, contamination OCD, separation anxiety, and more.
Real Anxiety Stories
Want to learn more about anxiety and hear people from all walks of life share their experiences with anxiety? #OurAnxietyStories – The Anxiety Canada Podcast hosted by John Bateman helps destigmatize talking about anxiety and related disorders.
Hear from people who have experienced and overcome anxiety, panic, eating disorders, and more. The latest season features CBC’s Tom Power, musician Ayla Tesler-Mabé, and TV’s Tamara Taggart.
War-Related Stress Help
With war and other armed conflicts like the war in Ukraine, ordinary citizens experience highly emotional and traumatic events, including forced separation from loved ones, unplanned relocation, food insecurity, serious injury, violence, and more. Members of Scientific Advisory Committee prepared these PDFs in both English and Ukrainian for those experiencing the traumas of war.
Cope with COVID-19
Struggling with anxiety during this time of uncertainty? Learn anxiety coping tools from credible, trusted experts.
In 2020, Anxiety Canada hosted a series of online townhalls with experts, answering your questions on topics, like Uncertainty During COVID-19, Healthy vs. Unhealthy Coping, Frontline Workers: Trauma & PTSD.