Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators (EASE)

What is EASE?

EASE is a collection of evidence-informed anxiety prevention and resilience-building resources for use with students in grades K-7. The resources use cognitive behavioural strategies to address the thoughts, feelings and behaviours associated with anxiety.

EASE has been available to schools throughout B.C. since 2019.

Classroom activities are aimed at increasing the emotional health and resiliency of all children and are designed to be delivered by classroom teachers, but can be adapted for use by school counsellors, administrators and support staff.

EASE at Home (for Parents and Caregivers)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EASE classroom activities were adapted for use at home by parents and caregivers to support children's mental health and continuous learning.

These fun and practical strategies help guide parents and caregivers in managing their children’s anxiety and worries in the comfort of their home during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Grades K to 3

Grades K to 3: French Translation

Grades 4 to 7

Grades 4 to 7: French Translation

For more everyday activities and resources to help support continuous learning, visit:

Educator Workshops

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all remaining 2019-20 EASE workshops are currently on hold.

Following the advice of the Provincial Health Officer, we anticipate that workshops will resume for the 2020-21 school year.

Supporting School Mental Health

EASE was originally developed by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) in collaboration with Anxiety Canada and B.C. Educators.

MCFD is committed to making mental health supports available in schools. The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions also brings additional government focus and commitment to mental health promotion, prevention and early-intervention activities in B.C. schools.

Together, we are working with the education sector and our ministry partners to develop a sustainable and comprehensive plan for supporting school mental health.