*NEW* School District 23 Wellness for Families Webpage!
See the link below.
#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