VENTA CARE CENTRE QUALITY CONTINUING CARE
13525 102 Street Edmonton, AB,T5E 4K3 Phone: 780 476-6633
Support for Venta Care Centre Staff
COPING WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY
DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
COVID-19 is a new virus and we are still learning about it. The uncertainty about the virus and the changes that are unfolding can make most people feel a bit anxious. This is normal, and it actually can help motivate us to take action to protect ourselves and others, and to learn more about the pandemic.
While it is important to be informed and to take action to limit the spread of infection, the amount of information and attention on this topic can increase stress and anxiety.
Venta Care Centre would like to ensure staff suffering with anxiety during this time have access to help.
If you, or your loved ones are struggling, know that you are not alone and reach out for help:
Make sure you are taking care of yourselves, your families and reach out to friends and neighbors, virtually for support.
Doing the following things may help:
AHS podcasts that share ways to deal with mental health issues:
Dr. Nicholas Mitchell, AHS Provincial Medical Director for Addiction and Mental Health, has a series of short Mental Wellness Moment videos in which Dr. Mitchell talks about a variety of topics from managing childcare, dealing with loss and the need to create a daily schedule
On March 24, AHS launched the Text4Hope program, which aims to help provide encouragement and hope to Albertans.
Text4Hope sends subscribers text messages of support in the hope of easing stress or anxiety.
Albertans can text COVID19Hope to 393939 to subscribe, and they’ll receive daily text messages on how to focus on healthy thinking or suggested actions to help them manage their mood.