It is normal to feel anxious, stressed and lonely during these uncertain times. Increased isolation, change in routine, and fear can all have a major impact on our well-being. Although we can’t always control external events, we can control how we respond to them. Here are some tips from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex on how to regain power during these difficult times.
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- If you require mental health and/or addiction information support or are in crisis, please call REACH OUT 24/7 at 519-433-2023 or 1-866-933-2023
- If you require immediate mental health crisis support, our Crisis Centre at 648 Huron Street, London is open 24/7. To ensure the health and safety of everyone, you will be pre-screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to receiving services.
- My Sisters’ Place (MSP), 566 Dundas Street, London, ON. London Coffee House participants can go to MSP for support and services. Open Monday-Friday, 11AM – 1PM & 4PM – 5:30PM and on weekends, 11AM – 1PM. Handing out bagged lunches, hot coffee, snacks, harm reduction, basic needs and connect for information & resources.
- Explore self-management strategies like mindfulness, yoga, meditation, art, or exercise to manage anxious thoughts. You can find self-management strategies for anxiety from Anxiety Canada at www.anxietycanada.com
- You can also take the BounceBack online, a self-directed course from the Canadian Mental Health Association to help people manage low mood, stress, and anxiety. Visit online: https://bouncebackontario.ca/