FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Bancroft Community Family Health Team recognizes that is an unusual time and you may be dealing with some new challenges in your life. We wanted to share some possible approaches that might help you in these times.
- Accept that some anxiety and fear is normal. We all have a lot of questions and some things that we can’t answer during these times. It is normal to feel some amount of anxiety or fear. Allowing yourself to feel that can sometimes take away some of the judgement associated with those feelings.
- Seek credible information but think about limiting how much time you spend getting information about COVID-19. Think about how much time you are spending every day engaging in information about COVID-19. Are you happy with this amount? How might you feel different if you decreased it?
- Keep a routine. If you aren’t working, or your kids aren’t going to school, this can throw off your schedule. Maintaining a routine can help you feel some control over your life.
- Do something active every day. Go for a walk, if you’re able to leave the house. Move around in your house, do a gym/yoga class on YouTube, put some music on and dance.
- Do something you enjoy every day. Read a book, knit, do that wood working project, call someone you love.
If you’d like more support, we are offering a twice weekly virtual check in space over the phone or computer. Join professional staff like nurses, social workers or dietitians as we share tools and tips for taking care of yourself and answer your questions.
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2pm
Connecting by Phone: Call 1-867-292-3030 Access Code: 6765334
Connecting by Computer: https://hello.freeconference.com/conf/call/6765334
We look forward to connecting and supporting each other through this time.
If you would like to speak to someone more immediately because you’re experiencing difficulties coping with mental health or substance use as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, call the AMHS-HPE Pandemic Helpline at (613) 967-4737.
Youth can call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868.