COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

During high times of stress and crisis, it is not uncommon to experience strong emotions that challenge the way we cope. It is important during these uncertain times to take good care of yourself, your families, friends and neighbours, and to let calm and kindness guide your thoughts, words and actions.

Below are links to two tools we recommend to support people’s mental well-being during times of stress, such as COVID-19. We also invite you to contact Hull Services if there is anything we can do to assist you during this time.

Using Social Emotional Learning to Help in Times of Stress

Stress can be defined as the physical, behavioural and mental responses we have to perceived threat of our safety and well-being. While stress, in smaller doses, allow us to become more focused and attuned to things around us, stress in higher doses or for prolonged periods can be counterproductive to our daily routines and relationships. Adults and children alike can become overly sensitive and reactive in times of heightened stress. Social emotional competencies can help us regain an improved sense of calm, of ‘team’, and certain aspects of control.

CLICK HERE: SEL in Times of Stress – COVID-19


Psychological Coping during a Pandemic

Pandemics, like COVID-19, challenge the way people cope. During a pandemic it’s not uncommon to experience strong emotions. Psychology helps us to understand normal responses to abnormal events – this can help Albertans cope. Novel & unfamiliar threats provoke anxiety & even unrealistic fears & racism. Social distancing, effective communication, & public health measures are realistic lines of defense.

CLICK HERE: 2020 March PAA Psychological Health in Pandemics

 

Mental Health & Coping – CDC

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.

CLICK HERE: Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19


Self-Hypnosis & Relaxation Website (Newly Released to the Public to help during COVID-19, created by one of the NPHTI mentors)

ImaginAction helps you be more in control over how you feel. Explore the audio guides below to find out how you can make ImaginAction work for you!

CLICK HERE: IMAGINACTION