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STUDENT WELLNESS


*NEW*  School District 23 Wellness for Families Webpage!  

See the link below.

https://www.centralokanagancontinuityofeducationalopportunities.com/mental-wellness-families

 

#1.  "What I want every person across Canada to know is that there is support and help available 24/7.  You do not have to go through anything by yourself."  ~Alisa Simon, Chief Youth Officer for Kids Help Phone   (source: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/mental-health-support-volunteers-covid-19-1.5576062)

 

Children, teens and young adults:  Call 1-800-668-6868 OR Text TALK to 686868   (24/7)

Adults:    Text WELLNESS to 741741   (24/7)

Front-line workers:   Text FRONTLINE to 741741  (24/7)

 

#2.  The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced tremendous uncertainty, change, and adversity into the lives of millions of people worldwide. This increases the stress, worry, and anxiety felt from family health, finances, and work/home conditions.  

To do our small part during this crisis, we want to help people combat their stress, anxiety, and worry related to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing free, no charge access to this confidential program. Anyone with a smartphone or computer can learn strategies and access tools to help them with their day-to-day routines.  As a leading digital mental health platform, Starling has already helped thousands of individuals improve their mental health by providing cost-effective, on-demand access to digitally-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) through an employer, union, or insurance provider.

The COVID-19 Mental Health Program will help people:

·         Understand how uncertainty and disruption can increase stress and anxiety

·         Set healthy boundaries to manage the constant stream of COVID-19 information

·         Create realistic goals to keep their lives on track during this pandemic

·         Learn about strategies and tools to manage COVID-19 anxiety and worrisome thoughts

·         Connect with a supportive, confidential online community for ongoing peer support 

To help you communicate the benefits of this free program to your organization, here is a communication template that you can use to communicate about it with your team. Some clients have found it very useful to add links to a company intranet or newsletter.  We want to ensure that your teams are getting help as quickly as possible - so please let us know how we can help.

We're all in this together! We encourage you to take a look at the program and its online community that provides ongoing peer support available to its members.  To access Starling's free Digital Mental Health Program for COVID-19 stress and anxiety, go to https://info.starlingminds.com/covid19-free-mental-health.

 

KIDS HELP PHONE NUMBERS: 

310-1234 (no area code needed) or 

1-800-668-6868 or TEXT 686868

24 hours a day, every day, all year long