Helping Others

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Helping others manage stress

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The Government of Canada recently launched a new portal dedicated to mental wellness. This portal provides free online resources, and connects Canadians to peer support workers, social workers, psychologists and other trained professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls, in both official languages. Resources include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues. For more information, visit: Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support.

Helping youth

There are many healthy ways to cope youth cope with stress. Have them:

Video: Kids & COVID-19 - A Question and Answer Session
Lanette Siragusa, provincial lead, health system integration, quality, and chief nursing officer, Shared Health
Dr. William Li, pediatrician
Ace Burpee, host

Caring for seniors

While many Manitoba seniors are active and self-sufficient, there are some who will need extra support during a pandemic, particularly if they live alone.

Everyone, including seniors, will react differently to the stress of dealing with a pandemic. It’s natural for people to:

Signs of anxiety or stress in seniors, including:

Caring for older relatives, friends or neighbours

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