COVID-19 and Mental Health

Families are finding mental health support: Thanks to you!

Our communities need us now more than ever. Every year, thousands of children and parents turn to the Community Resource Team (CRT) and Eastside Family Centre (EFC) with a variety of mental health challenges ranging from depression and anxiety, suicidal ideation, parent-child conflict and stress related to our current economic climate.

Your support ensures these potentially life-saving calls are answered.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased calls for help. Our neighbours, families and friends are scared and need someone to talk to. In times of heightened stress and fear, looking after our mental health is critical. Thanks to you, Wood’s Homes is here to help.

When someone reaches out to us, our team of professional counsellors is ready to respond. Thanks to your support, the CRT and EFC can provide immediate, readily accessible mental health services. People can call, text, email or LiveChat with us from the comfort and safety of their home – all at no charge. Counselling services are typically offered on a walk-in basis – however COVID-19 has forced us to suspend this temporarily for the safety of our community.

Counselling is currently available via telephone, text, live-chat or email at no-cost to children, youth and families.

As a children’s mental health centre, we are frequently asked how to speak to children and youth about COVID-19. Monica Piros, Supervisor of the Wood’s Homes Community Resource Team encourages parents to have open conversations with their kids about mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. Common issues affecting the mental health of young people today are pressures to succeed in a variety of social realms including academics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities, interaction with social media, and the trickle-down effect of parental stress. 

  

WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU    

Did you know you could help 4 families heal and access crisis counselling by giving just $1/day? That’s just $30/month!

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