As we all ease forward towards reduced COVID restrictions, we are re-learning how to reconnect in so many ways. This process can be more difficult than we might have anticipated, which is why we chose it as our theme for this newsletter.
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.
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.
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.
Our Holiday newsletter, along with previous newsletters, can be found In the Wellness Resources area of our website. Or you can click the following link to access it immediately. http://www.uics.ca/sites/default/files/newsletter_pdf/Holiday%20Greeting%20from%20UIC%20December%202020.pdf
In the June edition of the COVID support bulletin, we take a look at some support around the reopenings and other transitions that are currently taking place around the province. To read more, click on the link.
In this week’s Coping with COVID-19 bulletin, we take a brief look at parenting and the challenges that it presents during the pandemic period.
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.
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.