Sharon Dunnett, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-12 Fridays
If you need immediate support outside of these hours please contact Wood’s Community Resources Team at 403-299-9699 or the Distress Centre at 403-266-4357.
May 4-10 Mental Health Week
This week is Mental Health week. Our own mental health, and that of our loved ones, is something we are very aware of during this time. The theme of Mental Health week this year is Social Connection, something that can seem very difficult to do as we are asked to keep social and physical distance from others to protect everyone’s health. This link has some good ideas to connect with others during this time of social and physical distancing.
April 8, 2020
“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand” -Oprah Winfrey
Parents and Students of St. Augustine,
During this time of transition and uncertainty, I hope that your families are finding a ‘different way to stand’. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, particularly those of you facing illness, job loss and any of the difficulties this pandemic has caused us all to face. My hope is to use this page to provide resources related to mental health that may be of use to you as we navigate through this time.
I am available to communicate with parents and students if they wish. Please email me at Sharon.email@example.com. I can set up video conferencing meetings once I hear from you, or provide resources via email as well.
I hope that Spring Break will be rejuvenating for all of us, and wish you a Blessed and Happy Easter.
Sincerely, Sharon Dunnett, St. Augustine School Counsellor
Below please find a few resources that may be beneficial to you.
Text4Hope - Albertans seeking more support during the COVID-19 pandemic can now sign up for Text4Hope, a free, supportive text messaging service developed by Alberta Health Services (AHS). Text4Hope sends subscribers a daily text message of support and encouragement to ease the stress and anxiety they might be feeling. These texts might remind subscribers to focus on positive thinking or suggest actions to help them manage their mood. Albertans can text COVID19Hope to 393939 to subscribe.
Information specific to talking with children and youth during the pandemic
Action for Happiness
Building and maintaining Resilency
COVID-19 & your Mental Health
AHS Coping for Children & Families
AHS Practical & Emotional Preparedness
ATA and Harvard Talking to Kids about COVID resource
How teenagers can protect their mental health duing coronavirus
How to talk to children about the coronavirus
COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND FINANCIALSERVICES
The following is a list of community resources that may assist you and your family during this unprecedented time. The list includes mental health hotlines, emotional support resources, access to financial assistance programs/information, several grocery stores that are currently offering online/delivery services, etc.
COVID-19 AHS suggested Community Resources
COVID Financial Resources March 27, 2020
LIST OF EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES AND FREE EDUCATION SUBSCRIPTION AVAILABLE
With schools closing across the nation, parents and educators are in bit of a panic as they try to figure out how kids can learn and obtain their education from home. If this sounds like you, stop stressing. This is going to be super helpful!
Ryan and Craig Read Alouds
Break Out Education