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11 tips for parents who are feeling overwhelmed

It’s a trying time. As we do our best to cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, remember that stress, and feelings of confusion, disappointment and worry are expected during a crisis (for adults and kids!). To help, we’ve put together some tips for parents on how to cope with the mental health impacts of COVID-19.

Art in hard times – Young artists use creativity to cope with COVID-19

Recognizing the increased need for mental health support during the pandemic, Art Not Shame successfully applied to the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund administered by the Canadian Red Cross and launched “The Mural Project: Art in Hard Times” in the summer of 2020.

The importance of self-care

“How have you been taking care of yourselves?” Lisa Evanoff asks a group of students huddled around a Zoom call in the mostly Indigenous community of Inuvik, Northwest Territories. It’s a simple question, but one that not everybody is equipped to answer.

Self-care tips to keep you happy and healthy this winter

Colder temperatures. Less light. Rain, snow. It can sometimes be difficult to stay cheery during the winter in a country like ours! Some Canadians enjoy the season because it gives them a good excuse - if not forces them - to do something that we tend to neglect: to take time out for ourselves, and ourselves alone.

Canadian Red Cross Friendly Phone program helps isolated senior ease pain of loss

WARNING: This story includes mention of a death by suicide.

Ayden Walter is a registered nurse. She’s a newcomer to Regina and was looking to make connections in her community when she discovered the Friendly Phone program on the Canadian Red Cross website.

Coping with a Health Emergency: A Guide for the Holidays

Planning for the holidays during a pandemic, while also trying to be safe and managing COVID-19 fatigue can be challenging for all of us. Coping with a Health Emergency: A Guide for the Holidays includes suggestions and helpful tips that may make the holidays less stressful for you

Red Cross connects with First Nations youth through art

Bored and isolated, who hasn’t struggled with those feelings in the last nine months? And then a package arrives in your community. It’s filled with stress relief strategies, positive messages, and a fun-filled afternoon of creation and expression. The Canadian Red Cross really knows how to pack a box!

“Make art. Be well.” Using art to help people with mental health issues thrive during COVID-19

MAC is a non-profit organization based out of Burnaby, British Columbia, that aims to empower people to explore their artistic potential while on their journey to mental health wellness. Like many organizations across the country, My Artist’s Corner has not been immune to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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