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No-Cost Virtual Therapy Sessions

Our Eastside Family Centre is proud to now offer virtual therapy sessions (video) with support from a team of professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and family therapists.

For more information or to book a virtual therapy session, click 'Read More'. 

Back-to-school tips for parents

School is in for students in Alberta and COVID-19 adds another layer of typical anxiety at this time of year for them. It's a trying time for all ages, but particularly for the little ones.

Click 'Read More' for some important things to keep in mind when helping your child navigate some of the challenges they will face.

Welcome to Wood's Homes.

Wood’s Homes is a children’s mental health centre that provides treatment and support for children, youth and families with mental health needs. We are a non-profit organization and have been working with families since 1914.

Our 500 staff provide 40+ programs and services in Calgary, Lethbridge, Strathmore and Fort McMurray.

Wood’s Homes is nationally recognized and accredited by Accreditation Canada which recently awarded us with Exemplary Standing for the third time.

We are here to help. Always.

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Is it a rabbit or a duck? On the power of your assumptions.

I love to learn.

I’m often curious about what it means to be successful, and I enjoy researching and reading about many philosophical figures, doctrines, and religions that explore the way human beings think and find meaning in their lives.

At 23, I started to fully embrace the importance of my mental health, and working at Wood’s Homes two years later complimented this embrace.

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Back-to-school: How to prep your children for mask wearing

With most children returning to school this week, parents are being tasked with yet another challenge in this ‘new normal’ world – how to prepare their children for mask wearing at school.

Read the full blog post for some quick tips and things to keep in mind when helping your child navigate some of the challenges they will face.

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Two Lenses: From the frontline to behind-the-scenes

I took on the role of Communications Co-ordinator for Wood’s Homes about five years ago. That’s a fair length of time, but one that pales in comparison to many of my colleagues, some of whom have been here 10, 15, 20 and even 30 years dedicating their professional lives to improving the lives of thousands of struggling youth and families. In the long run, I’m fully aware that five years really isn’t a long time, but early in one’s career, I think it’s one of those numbers you hit and then reflect on a bit. 

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