Resources to Share

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Adult Supports

Domestic Violence Supports

Family Supports

Food and Basic Needs Supports

Leadership

Leadership in a crisis

(Source: Canadian College of Health Leaders)

Mental Health Resources

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Anxiety Canada

The Anxiety Canada website is a reputable site offering helpful resources regarding anxiety in
children, adolescent, and adults.

We Will Get Through This Together: Tools for Manitobans with Anxiety Over COVID-19

(source: CBC news)
Print article, March 24, 2020. Features interviews with the Director of Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM),Mary Williams, Psychologist, Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman, and Director of Klinic, Veronica Marshall regarding reactions to COVID-19, tips for coping and resources available to Manitobans.

Anxiety and COVID-19

(source: CTV Morning News)
4-minute video, no date. Psychologist, Dr. Jason Ediger, offers some suggestions for managing the anxiety associated with the current pandemic.

COVID-19: Balancing Public Health and Mental Health

(source: Anxiety Canada)
Print article, March 24, 2020. Psychologist Dr. Maureen Whittal offers tips on how to maintain good positive health and also addresses the question “Are you appropriately or excessively concerned?”

COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health: How Coronavirus, Quarantine, and Isolation Affect our Psychological State

(source: CTV News)
5-minute video, no date. Psychologist, Dr. Deanne Simons offers tips on how to maintain good mental health in the midst of the pandemic.

COVID-19: Managing Stress in this Anxious Time

(source: Institute for Disaster Mental Health)
Print article, no date. 5-page document offering strategies for managing stress and anxiety associated with COVID-19. Strategies are organized into the following categories: name it change it; change what you can; accept what you can’t change; choose your news carefully; don’t judge yourself or others; and stay connected. 

Those forced to self-isolate should try to maintain as much normalcy as possible says Psychologist

(source: Calgary Harold)
Print article, March 20, 2020. Psychologist, Dr. Patrick Baillie, discussing the importance of maintain some sense of normalcy during the pandemic.

What to do if You’re Anxious or Worried about Coronavirus

(COVID-19; source: Anxiety Canada)
Print article, March 11, 2020. Psychologists Dr. Maureen Whittal, Dr. Lynn Miller, and Dr. Melisa Robichaud offer suggestions about how to manage anxiety and worry about COVID-19.

Coping with and Preventing COVID-19

(source: Canadian Psychological Association)
Print article, March 13, 2020. Provides general information about COVID-19, ways to keep safe, psychological reactions, and tips for how to stay calm but appropriately vigilant.

Psychological Impacts of the Coronavirus

(COVID-19; source: Canadian Psychological Association)
Print article, March 20, 2020. Provides information regarding assessing and coping with risk of contracting COVID-19, how to manage stress, taking care of family, taking care of people in quarantine, and signs and symptoms that might indicate the need for professional help.

Coping with COVID-19 Town Hall

(source: Anxiety Canada)
1-hour video, March 26, 2020. An international panel of anxiety experts discuss a number of topics including: dealing with anxiety associated with uncertainty, feelings of isolation, urges to hoard/stockpile household items, and how to help younger family members and seniors.

Managing Stress during COVID-19

(source: Manitoba Government)
Print article, March 25, 2020. A government webpage that includes information managing stress for you and your family, five steps for staying healthy, common thoughts during pandemics, caring for seniors, helping youth to cope, and outside supports and resources.

Mindfulness Exercise for Anxiety and Worry Association with the COVID-19 Pandemic

(source: Beck Institute)
9-minute video, March 31, 2020. Psychologist, Dr. Robert Hindman, from the Beck Institute provides general information about worry and takes viewers through a brief mindfulness exercise to help with worry and anxiety associated with COVID-19.

Mental Health Resources (Local)

Mental Health Crisis and Non-Crisis Regional Services

The Government of Manitoba website provides information regarding various regional mental health services. Information related to COVID-19 and mental health has been added to many regional sites.

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM)

ADAM has recently opened a new crisis support line for individuals experiencing increased anxiety related to COVID-19. Services are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Call 204-925-0040. 

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (MDAM)

MDAM continues to offer their telephone peer support program for individuals experiencing a mental illness. Telephone support is provided Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm and weekends from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Call 204-786-0987 or 1-800-263-1460. 

Kids Help Phone

Trained counsellors are available to help young people. Call 1-800-668-6868 toll free, live chat https://kidshelpphone.ca/live-chat/ or text “CONNECT” to 686868; 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Youth Emergency Crisis Stabilization System

Supports are available for young people in crisis by calling 204-949-4777 in Winnipeg; 1- 888-383-2776 toll free; 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Crisis Response Center in Winnipeg

A Mobile Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 204-940-1781.

Manitoba Suicide Line

Contact 1-877-435-7170 toll free if you or someone you know is thinking of suicide. Services is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Information is also available on their website https://www.reasontolive.ca.

Manitoba Farm, Rural, and Northern Support Services

This program provides telephone and on-line counseling to farmers, rural, and northern Manitobans. Call toll free 1-866-367-3276, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm weekdays or visit their website for online counseling and other resources https://supportline.ca.

Klinic Community Health Centre

The 24-hour crisis line is available seven days a week and provides counselling and referrals for all Manitobans and can be reached at 204-786-8686 in Winnipeg, or toll free 1-888-322-3019.

Seniors Information Line

Provides information on supports for seniors across the province. Call 204-945-6565 in Winnipeg; 1-800-665-6565 toll free; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Age & Opportunity: Support Services for Older Adults

This program is continuing to offer their Senior Centre without Walls during COVID-19. This is a telephone-based service that offers opportunities for daily social connection to Manitobans 55+. Call 1-888-333-3121 to learn more or visit their website 

https://www.aosupportservices.ca/.

 

Parenting during COVID-19: Supporting Children, Teenagers, and Young Adults

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Kids and COVID-19: Experts have advice for keeping children’s anxiety about emerging virus at bay

(source: Winnipeg Free Press) Print article, March 16, 2020. Psychologists, Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman and Dr. Leslie Roos, offer advice to parents for helping their children through the pandemic. 

No Mercy for the Coronas

(source: Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba) Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is proud to support No Mercy for the Coronas, an engaging and accessible illustrated resource for kids (and parents!) to better understand viruses like COVID-19.

Talking to kids about COVID-19

(source: Anxiety Canada) Print article, March 24, 2020. Psychologists Dr. Felicity Sapp and Dr. Daniel Chorney provide lots of useful tips and examples of specific language to use when talking to children about COVID-19.

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus: Kids Worry More When They’re Kept in the Dark

(source: Child Mind Institute) Print article with 5- minute video. Psychologist Dr. Jamie Howard offers practical suggestions for talking to our children about COVID-19 and how to best help them through the pandemic. 

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

(source: Child Mind Institute) Print article, no date. Psychologist Dr. Anderson offers suggestions to parents for supporting their teenage and young adult children through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting the young people in your life during COVID-19

(source: Kids Help Phone) Web article, no date. Kids Help Phone provides eight tips for parents and others who are supporting young people during COVID-19.

Coping with COVID-19 Town Hall

(source: Anxiety Canada)
1-hour video, March 26, 2020. An international panel of anxiety experts discuss a number of topics including: dealing with anxiety associated with uncertainty, feelings of isolation, urges to hoard/stockpile household items, and how to help younger family members and seniors. 

Toolkit for Emotional Care During Social Distancing: Practical Strategies for Separated Parents and their Children

(source: Lyn R. Greenberg, Ph.D.)
Print article, no date. Psychologist, Dr. Lyn Greenberg, offers practical parenting strategies for separated parents. A list of free and low-cost online services related to stress management, educational and learning, fund activities, exercise and general COVID-19 resources is also provided.

A Daily Schedule for Parents During These Strange Days

(source: CBC Parents)
Print article, March 17, 2020. CBC Parents staff offer suggestions for parents and their children to maintain a daily schedule (downloadable schedule available). 

 

Pregnancy, childbirth and caring for newborns:
Advice for mothers during COVID-19

Pregnancy

Being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful, and it is natural to worry about the effects of the virus on your pregnancy and unborn baby.

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it affects pregnant women. Currently, there is no evidence that suggests pregnant women are at a higher risk of getting COVID-19 or if acquired, having more serious illness. There is also not enough evidence at this time to confirm that a mother can pass COVID-19 to her child during pregnancy. Click here to learn more.

Childbirth

Giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful. It is normal to feel sad, scared or confused. There is currently not enough evidence to indicate that a mother can pass COVID-19 to her child during childbirth. It is important to talk to your health care provider about how COVID-19 may affect your birth plan and your family after birth. Click here to learn more.

Baby care

If possible, you and your baby should not leave home unless medically necessary. Once a baby is born, they can get COVID-19 from other people, so it is important to put in place measures to prevent the spread of the infection. If you have or think you have COVID-19, you must isolate yourself in your home. This includes practicing physical distancing in your home, with the only exception being the baby. You can hold your baby skin-to-skin and stay in the same room as your baby if preferred, especially during the establishment of breastfeeding and for bonding. Click here to learn more.

Shelter Supports

Working from Home

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Working from Home During COVID, With and Without Children

(source Canadian Psychological Association)
Print article, March 17, 2020. Offers tips on creating an effective work environment, setting up schedules, maintaining good communication and boundaries, and keeping children entertained or engaged during work hours.