Mental Health Supports for Children & Youths
Mental Health Supports for Children & Youth
HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH COVID-19
Your child is probably coming to you will all sorts of questions that you may not have the answer to. The Institute of Child Psychology has a video on how parents and caregivers can support a child through their anxiety around COVID-19. For more information, download The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's fact sheet.
50 Coping Skills for Kids (PDF)
In this downloadable PDF, you will find a collection of 50 different coping skills for kids. These are simple activities that can be done with things you already have in your home.
HELPING Youth COPE WITH COVID-19We know a lot has happened in recent weeks and it all pretty much happened at once. You're no longer in a routine, attending in-person classes and can only see your friends virtually. It is possible to take care of your mental health, visit the Canadian Mental Health Association's Youth Smart website for help. Don't forget that your mental health is important too.
Ten Days of Meaningful Activities
Youth Advisor Jana, from our YMCA Community and Housing Initiatives, is bringing youth a ten-part series called Ten Days of Meaningful Activities. These videos will lead youth through different activities that will allow youth to take time to reflect and redirect any negative energy to positive energy.
If you are in need of assistance, call 2-1-1 (AB only) or the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642.
You can also live chat on the Kids Help Phone website.
Text for Hope
Alberta Health Services has launched a new program called Text For Hope where Albertans can subscribe to the free text-based program and receive text messages that will help ease stress and provide hope in uncertain times. Albertans can text “COVID19Hope” to 393939 to subscribe.