For Your Family

Parenting - Back to Basics

What do you do in life when you’ve tried all “the things” – the strategies, the suggestions, the desperate measures – but nothing seems to work. I feel like I face this challenge daily in parenting (more often than not), at least with my oldest child. I’ve read all the books, scoured all the journal articles, talked to all the experts (wait, aren’t I an “expert”?), and still I come up short. When all else fails, and I feel close to ready to rip my hair out, here are my fail-safe, back-to-basics approaches:

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.

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 9, 2020

In this week's edition of Coping with COVID-19, we focus on balancing the wide array of emotions and thoughts that accompany such a strange and unfamiliar time, while also striving to balance the budget.

To read this bulletin, please click on the link below.  You can find past editions of the bulletin on the Newsletter page of the website or visit our Facebook page where you will also find additional updates and information.

COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin – During this COVID-19 pandemic, being asked to say home and not being able to see friends and family in person, can be quite a challenge.  This week’s bulletin addresses this challenge and offers some ideas on how to stay connected even while in isolation.  You can find the bulletin on our Newsletter page or click on the link below to open it directly.