Tools to Help Cope in These Uncertain Times

A message from Rev. Heather Sandford, Regional Minister, First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council.

“As we continue to deal daily with COVID-19, I want to share some tools to help us cope in these uncertain times:

Offering Support in Anxious Times was written by Rev. Diane Strickland of Chinook Winds Regional Council. Diane is a Certified Community and Workplace Traumatologist & Critical Incident Responder and in this article offers advice to church leaders as they continue to serve their communities during COVID-19.

Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic is a video from Morneau Shepell, our EFAP provider, about coping through times of fear and stress. Learning objectives:

•             Why outbreaks affect our emotional health?
•             Practical skills to cope with the anxiety
•             Talking to your children
•             Tips for you and your family

The Mental Health Commission of Canada has compiled tips to help Canadians protect their mental health as they strive to safeguard their physical well-being and that of their loved ones. Choosing sources of information carefully is critical to COVID-19 mental well-being says Mental Health Commission of Canada

As we continue our social distancing and help with flatting the curve, let us always remember when you rise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.

Rev. Heather Sandford, Regional Minister
First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council
The United Church of Canada
320 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John’s, NL, A1B 1T9
1-800-268-3781 Ext 6155
hsandford@united-church.ca