All the information regarding the current pandemic can cause significant anxiety for children, and as parents we look for ways to support our families. Social stories are one way for students to cope with their feelings in this time. Our counseling team had collected some key resources from AHS to help support our families during this time. We have also created a document on some school resources that are available to support families. Please see the note below from our counselor.
Hi to all Apostles of Jesus students and parents,
I just wanted to reach out to let you all know that I will continue to be available to students requiring support. Please feel free to email me to set up a phone or e- conversation. I will also be adding Mental Health resources to our website throughout the coming days and weeks. Please watch for them.
Please take care of yourselves and reach out if you need support!
My email address is email@example.com
I would also like to support our students and families with mental health resources in the community. Please follow the links provided below.
Calgary Community Resources for Mental Health Counselling and Supports:
Kids Help Phone:you can text, phone, live chat or find resource.
Access Mental Health for Adolescents: free, short term mental health supports and resources available. Phone #1-877-303-2642
Distress Centre: 24 hour crisis support, free crisis counselling, peer support, community resources
Eastside Family Centre: normally walk in counselling available but currently offering phone or e-therapy
Addiction and Mental Health support through Alberta Health Services: helplines, services, and counselling supports
Calgary Counselling Centre:affordable and subsidized counselling supports
The Alex Health Centre: physical, emotional and sexual health care available for vulnerable Calgarians.Mature minors are supported
Alberta Health Resource Information for Coping During COVID-19:
ab.211.caCall 211 and you will have access to an entire network of community, social, health and government services. Your call will be answered by a professional information and referral specialist who is trained to assess your need and refer you to the most appropriate service or services. The service is offered in over 170 languages.211 is free, confidential, multilingual and available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Don't like talking on the phone? Online chat is available from 12-8pm daily at ab.211.ca