Mental Health and Self-care
COVID-19 Conversation and coping (Parental Supports)
Contains useful information on how to filter through media coverage on COVID-19
Check out this link for possible questions around the COVID-19 as well as suggestions for responses to these questions
Suggestions on modeling behavior and the tough conversations around the COVID-19 when your child is anxious.
Coping with Anxiety
Check out this link for articles, tips and tricks, videos and much more around living with anxiety. From fact based articles to peoples stories. Very interesting and informative.
Calm is an app you can access on the internet or through your app store
This App can teach you some calming strategies from helping you sleep to meditation. Great for a beginner when learning how to meditate and be mindful when it comes to stress and anxiety.
This website contains facts about anxiety and different techniques to try for coping. Different techniques include different resources as well as ideas for distraction such as educational games/toys.
Mental Health Resources
If you are in need of immediate counselling supports/assistance, please consider calling the
- Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) or the
- Distress Line of South Western Alberta (403-327-7905 or 1-888-787-2880).
If you are looking for a live chat option, you can follow this link to access supports:
If you are looking for a texting option, you can
- text CONNECT to 686868
If this is an emergency, please
call 911 immediately
TedTalks the importance of diet and sleep
Self-care is seen in many different lights, a major part of self-care is making sure what we eat benefits our body. This TedTalk discusses how carbohydrates like bread effect your body when consumed.
Keeping with the topic of what you put into your body here are two videos of how food affetcs the brain and your guts
Sleep is a very important aspect of self-care and this video explains why.
Connecting with the importance of sleep here is what happens if you do not sleep and what causes insomnia