Move for Mental Health Challenge
JANUARY 1 - MARCH 31, 2021
This winter, the Ritchie Community League challenges all community leagues to get their neighbourhood's residents moving
(outside or inside).
From January-March, log your activities and help Westmount win! The winning league gets 'bragging rights'; but you'll also win because physical activity can have a positive impact on your mental health. To participate, just download the Strava app and search under 'clubs' for Westmount Community League -- Move for Mental Health Challenge. Once you join, you can log your runs, walks, skis and skates (or pretty much any activity that uses kilometres to track distance).
Mental Health Support
CRISIS LINES for help NOW
Health Link (talk to a nurse): 8-1-1
Addictions Helpline: 1-866-332-2322
Alberta Health Mental Health Line: 1-877-303-2642
Canadian Crisis Services: 1-833-456-4566 or Text* CSPS at 45645
Canadian Mental Health Association: 2-1-1 or 1-877-303-2642
Edmonton Distress Line: 780-482-4357 (HELP); Chat available online
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or Text the word “Connect” to 686868. Live chat online.
Hope for Wellness for Indigenous Peoples: 1-855-242-331 (Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French). Online Chat in English and French only.
Available in audio only or video, topics include COVID fatigue, Alberta’s Rehabilitation Advice Line, when and where to wear masks, among others.
Free, online presentations on various impacts of the pandemic on mental health hosted by the Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Foundation.
HELP IN TOUGH TIMES RESOURCE PAGE
An extensive collection of online resources and links to services to support your mental health compiled by Alberta Health.
ONLINE CAREGIVER EDUCATION WEBINARS
Free online evidence-based programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth providing strategies that support mental wellness.
Text4Hope is a tool that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Cognitive behaviour therapy texts are sent to your phone for three months.
Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.