Assist Resources


#COVID-19

Keeping Sane While Sheltering In Place – Ideas for You and your Family to Keep Busy and Stay Positive.

Face Covid – How to Respond Effectively to the Corona Crisis – Dr. Russ Harris

Youtube Video

World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Center for Disease Control – Managing Stress and Anxiety for COVID-19

Law Society of AlbertaCOVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Canadian Bar Association: CBA Pandemic Resources

Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program Coping with Anxiety during the Caronavirus Pandemic.

American Bar AssociationCOVID-19 Resources

The Canadian Psychological Association Fact Sheet: “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet: Coping with and Preventing COVID-19

Mental Health Commission of Canada – The Working Mind COVID-19 Self-care & Resilience Guide [DOWNLOAD]

The Working Mind – Working Mind Boosters

Alberta Health Services: Alberta Health Services pandemic preparation guide with respect to emotional health

See also COVID- 19 and your Mental Health

Learn about the five signs of emotional distress: personality change, agitation, withdrawal, poor self-care and hopelessness (https://www.changedirection.org/#five-signs) and how you to take care of yourself and others during this challenging time: https://www.changedirection.org/staying-mentally-healthy-during-covid-19/

For the recovery community: 

        https://abacolap.wordpress.com/

A listing of Alberta meetings can be found at: https://area78aa.org/. If you are looking for the lawyers’ meeting, please call Assist’s Executive Director Loraine Champion at 403-571-1066 or Brian Forbes at 1-877-498-6898.

For Stay-at-home families:

CTV News – Help! I’ve got kids, what do I do? Tips for parents working from home

Global News – COMMENTARY: What I learned from working at home with kids during coronavirus self-isolation

Psychology Today – 16 Things to Do While the Kids Are Home

Other Resources:

Calm –  Take a Deep Breath

The Globe & Mail – Tips for managing anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

Distress Centre  – 211 Information

Anyone having thoughts of suicide should call Health Link at 811 or the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Assist Learning Modules

One-Pagers

What Is Yoga? – PowerPoint

By Ashna Harjai, Assist Peer Support Volunteer

 

Stress and Family Law – PowerPoint

By Sharon Ramraj-Thompson, Assist Peer Support Volunteer