The pandemic has affected everyone. We are all grieving in innumerable ways. Here are some resources that may help.
COVID-19 Resources for Professional and Personal Caregivers
COVID-19 Response – FREE Online Modules from Pallium Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association. Enhance your knowledge, skills, and practice in providing high-quality palliative care with these free, self-directed modules.
Caregiving in the era of COVID-19: What to expect, and how to cope As the pandemic sparks new concerns for everyone, caregivers must contend with a host of unique challenges, on top of an already full plate.
Connecting Socially While Keeping Your Distance Check out this article’s list of arts, culture and wellness that are free to the public.
COVID-19 Resources for Families
Kids Up Front can not distribute tickets to events at the moment, so their team has put together a one-stop shop where you can see upcoming online events, weekly classes and field trips, and more, to help you through this difficult time. Check out: Kids At Home. Each week highlights a specific theme to help you discover new interests and opportunities.
Kids Help Phone 1 800 668 6868 ages 20 and under (post this in your home so your kids can call privately)
Psychologists Association of Alberta is offering free counseling to Albertans affected by COVID-19, with priority for health care providers and first-responders. Not a crisis line or a referral service but pro-bono support by volunteer psychologists of 1-3 sessions.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Toll-Free: 1-888-424-0297
- Phone: (780) 424-0294
Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources to help Canadians get back on track. These include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues.
If you need immediate support, please choose from one of the Wellness Together Canada crisis options below:
- Youth: Text WELLNESS to 686868
- Adults: Text WELLNESS to 741741
- Frontline Workers: Text FRONTLINE to 741741
Text4Hope is a free service that provides daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)-based text messages written by mental health therapists. Receive advice and encouragement to help you develop healthy personal coping skills and resiliency during COVID-19.
The Children’s Grief Centre Text & Chat services are for children, teens and parents/caregivers seeking grief support after a death or as they face the life-threatening illness of someone in their lives. Either connect online for a chat or text 587 355 2210 during the following hours:
- Tuesday & Thursday 3 pm to 8 pm
- Friday 1 pm to 5 pm
Mental Health Help Line – 1 877 303 2642 (Toll free Alberta-wide)
Canada Suicide Prevention Service – 1-833-456-4566, Available 24/7
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness 24/7 Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
Trans LifeLine (all ages): 1-877-330-6366