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May 3 - May 9th is Mental Health Week

On the 70th anniversary of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week, the theme is Emotional Literacy. This includes the skills of naming, expressing, and coping with our emotions (the ones we like and the ones we don’t), and their importance for our overall mental health.

February Newsletter - Building Resiliency During COVID

This quarterly newsletter is all about resiliency.  In these unprecedented times, we are finding that it is increasingly important to build resiliency and to ensure that we are taking care of both our physical and mental health.  If you would like to learn more, click on the link  www.uics/newsletter  and select February 2021.

Coping With Stress and Anxiety Amidst COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds in Canada and around the world, many are grappling to adjust to new norms for return to work and day-to-day life. At the same time, communities are coping with tremendous loss, grief, and trauma, while facing an uncertain future. It’s normal to feel concerned about what’s next and it’s important to continue using  the strategies and tools you’ve relied on to support yourself and your family in this challenging time.

 

COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin May 21, 2020

In the 8th Edition of the COVID-19 Support Bulletin, the topic of discussions is relationships.  Whether you have been in a committed relationship for years, a new relationship or single and dating, the current pandemic creates a unique set of challenges.  The article in this edition provides some information and resources on how to navigate those challenges.

COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin April 22, 2020

The 5th edition of the UIC Coping With COVID-19 Bulletin is now available.  In it we talk about Mindfulness and how it can help deal with the stress of our current times.  We also provide information on a new Federal Government mental health portal that is accessible to all Canadians called  Wellness Together Canada.

Please feel free to share the bulletin with your friends and family.  The Wellness Resource could come in handy for those that do not already have access to counselling services and resources.

COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin April 16, 2020

In the 4th edition of the COVID-19 Support Bulletin we focus on dealing with the different emotions that arise from the current situation as well as comparing our situations with those of other people.