Alberta COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

The global pandemic has significant impacts on youth’s mental health. The Alberta COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub helps youth find accurate information and relevant resources in regard to their mental health. This hub is a partnership between the Alberta government, Jack.org and Kids Help Phone. On the website, you will find: Downloadable Educational Social Media Posts Downloadable Educational PDFs …

Ways to Support Socially Isolated Seniors during the Pandemic

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Seniors

Older adults are among the most vulnerable citizens during this global pandemic. For those who were already isolated prior to the pandemic, their physical and mental health face even more challenges these days. Red flags that seniors are struggling: Increased withdrawal Changing eating/sleep patterns Uncontrollable anxiety Signs of confusion and disorientation What can we do to support seniors? Pay attention …

Togetherall – Virtual Mental Health Care

Lisa C. COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Updates

What is Virtual Mental Health Care? Services that use technology such as video, telephone and messaging to provide mental health care. Support provided virtually can decrease travel time, time away from home wait time for service What is Togetherall? Togetherall is a clinically moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to seek and provide support 24/7 is free …

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Lisa C. COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

As the year 2020 draws to an end, the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on. The lockdowns and stay-at-home orders have led to dramatic changes in our behaviors, habits and daily routines. Whether we have contracted the virus or not, this global pandemic is affecting everyone’s mental and physical health to some extent, largely (and unfortunately) for the worse. No …

Mental Health in the Workplace

Lisa C. COVID-19, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News

What is Mental Health? Mental Health is our ability to cope with the normal stresses of life. We all have mental health. But we all have varying levels of wellness.  Are mental health issues common among us? Yes, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of! 1 out of 5 Canadians experiences mental illness each year. Approximately 500,000 Canadians miss work …

Be More Resilient in the Current Situation

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Updates

What is resilience? Resilience is a strength that helps you bounce back after stressful situations. When you are resilient, you can recover more quickly from setbacks or difficult times. You can be resilient while still feeling sad and worried, but resilience helps you feel calmer and look for positive ways to manage stress. The following healthy habits can reduce stress …

Learn how to manage stress with Alberta Health Services

Michelle Mak Community, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Learn how to manage stress in challenging times with Alberta Health Services! Stress can affect people physically, mentally and emotionally. Many Albertans have identified feeling stressed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This introductory course includes a basic discussion of stress plus looks at different ways to manage stress, including 2 HeartMath® breathing techniques. The sessions are led by AHS Certified professionals. …

The 2nd United Voices Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

Are you between the ages 12 and 20? You are invited to register for the 2nd United Voices Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit. During this event, you will have a fun day listening to stories from inspirational immigrant speakers, taking part in interactive break-out sessions, learning how to battle the stigma surrounding mental health, and gaining skills & confidence to become …

Healthy Minds Workshop

Michelle Mak Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) is offering a comprehensive selection of FREE, ONLINE workshops for Albertans. All the workshops are focused on helping Albertans who have faced the difficulties of COVID-19 (such as layoffs, forced isolation, financial, physical, and mental health stress). There are 3 sets of workshops: Wednesday: Chronic Stress & Painful Emotions: Self-Help Toolbox  1:00 – 2:00 PM …