Posted on: April 9, 2020

 

You are not alone, help is just a phone call away

The Westend Seniors Activity Centre is here to help!

  • During this COVID19 pandemic Outreach services are still available to seniors 55+
  • Please call 780 454-2465 and leave a message.
  • If you prefer to email you can email shirley@weseniors.ca.
  • Both emails and phone messages will be returned in a timely manner. Stay safe and healthy!

We have collected some useful resources to help you through this time. This page will be updated regularly when we find more resources. 

 

Mental Wellness

There is a lot of information out there right now about the pandemic. Those negative information may make you feel anxious or distressed. Keeping the mental and psychological health is also vital during the COVID – 19 outbreak.

 

 

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES
Coping and Connection for Children & Families During COVID-19

  • Information on how to talk to children about COVID-19 and how families can cope using self-care, at-home activities, and encouraging thoughts of safety.
  • CLICK HERE for PDF document

 

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES
COVID-19 and Your Mental Health

  • An information page with tips for mental health during COVID-19.
  • CLICK HERE for PDF document

 

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES
Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic

  • An information page with tips for being prepared during a pandemic.
  • CLICK HERE for PDF document

 

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES
Text4Hope

  • A free service providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)–based text messages written by mental health therapists.
  • Through a set of daily messages, people receive advice and encouragement helpful in developing healthy personal coping skills and resiliency.
  • Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.

 

CENTRE FOR ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Online Mental Health Support

  • Live and interactive online program webinars for mental health support.
  • $10.00 for each multi-day program.
  • Sessions relevant to COVID-19 are about reaching out to the many individuals experiencing stress at this time. Not having control, not being able to see what happens next, not being able to plan for a day, a week, a month, a year, all of these things leads to stress.
  • CLICK HERE  for more information

 

 

PURPOSEMED
Online video/call with a physician

  • A new telemedicine service providing Albertans with access to a licensed physicians online.
  • It’s free of charge at this time to reduce the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • To access: Visit purposemed.com and click “Get Started.” You’ll be asked to verify your location and a chat will be initiated.
  • You’ll need your email address and Alberta Health Care number ready.
  • After you agree to the terms and conditions, you’ll be able to join the clinic room and wait for a physician to initiate a video or call with you.

CLICK HERE for more information

 

SHOPPERS DRUG MART
Online video/call with a physician

  • Providing access to virtual health care services at no cost
  • Access doctors online from 7:00am to 9:00pm
  • CLICK HERE for more information

 

CAREGIVER ALBERTA
Caregiver Advisor and online programming

  • Virtual office is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and soon expanding hours.
  • Offering support to caregivers province wide through Caregiver Advisor and online programming.
  • Not accepting any walk-in caregiver appointments. Toll free: 1-877-453-5088

CLICK HERE for more information

 

PSYCHOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA

  • Offering free counselling to Albertans impacted by COVID-19
  • Priority is for health professionals and first responders.
  • Not a crisis line or a referral service but pro-bono support by volunteer psychologists of 1-3 sessions for those in need.
  • Toll free: 1-888-424-0297 Phone: 780-424-0294 E-mail: paa@paa-ab.ca

CLICK HERE for more information

 

 

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