Mental Health Resources
With the right information, communities can flourish.
Throughout the year, a variety of mental health topics will be featured to raise awareness and understanding of the impact these health conditions have on citizens and our community. The Family and Community Resource Centre has curated a listing of resources to connect residents to local supports and promote positive mental health.
The Family & Community Resource Centre (FCRC) provides free and confidential services to Chestermere, Langdon and South East Rocky View individuals and families seeking assistance with social support, information and referrals.
You can reach the Family & Community Resource Centre by:
- Phoning Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at (403) 207-7079
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org about your concerns and questions
- Completing our online self-referral form.
Partnership between the City and CIWA to provide a culturally sensitive approach to counselling
Starting July 1, 2021 the City of Chestermere will partner with the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA) to offer multi-lingual in person and virtual counselling services to Chestermere residents as part of the Well-Being, Equity, and Resiliency Counselling Services Project. Currently, counsellors can speak Arabic, Amharic, Bengali, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi, Pashto, Spanish, Tigrinya and Urdu.
To obtain a referral for Counselling Services through the CIWA partnership, Chestermere residents can call the Family and Community Resource Centre at (403) 207-7079 or email email@example.com. Community members can also connect with CIWA directly by submitting a referral form to firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting ciwa-online.com/client-services/family-services.html.
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Featured Mental Health Topics
July 24: International Self Care Day
International Self-Care Day, on July 24 each year, provides a focus and opportunity to raise the profile of healthy lifestyle self-care programs around the world.
Here are a few helpful resources:
- The International Self-Care Foundation provides an overview of the International Self-Care Day including it’s background, how it started, and how many countries are celebrating this day.
- Selfcare.ca provides information on seven pillars of health that can promote emotional and physical wellbeing.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) talks about self-care and how to practice it, including ways self-care interventions can improve the community overall.
- Healthline gives an overview of ways to prioritize self-care in daily life. This includes both medical and personal barriers, how to incorporate self-care habits into your life, and ways to care for your body, inner self, and community.
What are some ways you practice self-care? Send your responses to email@example.com before August 24, 2021 for a chance to win a prize!
- The Mental Health Coalition for Chestermere, Langdon, & South East Rocky View has created the
Community Mental Wellness Resources poster to make it easier to understand what local mental health supports are available. Take a peek at the resource poster and see which community agencies are partnering together to create healthier and safer communities. Click on the brain image to connect with the Chestermere and Area Mental Health Coalition Facebook Page.
- Alberta Health Services programs a list of resources and tools for mental health and programs/services available for additional support.
- Coping with COVID-19: Addiction and Mental Health Resources This toolkit provides multiple resources for a range of mental health issues or disorders.
- Social Isolation and Loneliness Information and Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit These guides help address social isolation and loneliness issues and a tool kit with additional resources to battle feelings of loneliness/isolation.
- Anxiety Canada is a free self-help researched-based website that provides aid for those experiencing anxiety. This includes services, programs, and online courses.
- Community Education Service offers a variety of free online presentations that provide information regarding practice strategies to support the development and mental health of a child or youth.
- The Mental Health Natural Supports Simulation is an online experience that helps to raise awareness for support roles by building skills and confidence.