Click the title of each resource to be directed to a webpage.
This technique will take you through your five senses to help remind you of the present. This is a calming technique that can help you get through tough or stressful situations.
A brief mindfulness meditation practice to relax your body and focus your mind.
Research suggests using this practice a few times per week for several weeks for the greatest benefit to your body and mind.
This 15 minute guided progressive muscle relaxation meditation will help you release tension, relieve anxiety, manage panic attacks, or fall asleep.
This article discusses 9 ways that anxiety impacts your daily life, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides several suggestions to help you combat your anxiety.
Alberta Health Services has many resources for children, teens, parents, and families, including Text4Hope. Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe to daily messages of advice and encouragement to develop healthy personal coping skills and resiliency.
The Mindshift app uses strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.
It includes guided relaxation, healthy habits, thought journal, and so much more.
Drugwatch, a free health site, features articles and educational guides related to mental illness that covers anxiety, depression, treatments, and more:
Here are two articles that they recommend:
I also wanted to let you know about a resource available through a University of Alberta student group - Help Young Minds. This group was created as a response to COVID-19 and the toll it can take on student learning. Help Young Minds realized there are instances where students are absent from school due to health-related issues or are unable to access the resources they need to succeed. Their goal is to support all children who are unable to attend school for some time or need extra help but are having difficulties finding the right resources or finances. The resources they currently offer are:
1. Free tutoring by undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Alberta
2. Supportive blogs for students needing advice while pursuing their studies
3. Educational videos.
These resources are meant to be accessible for any student from grades K-12.
Tutoring is available in French and English.
You can visit the website for Help Young Minds by clicking the button below.