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Wellness Wednesday - May 13, 2020

Welcome to another Wellness Wednesday! Participation in last week’s Mental Health Week activities, including our Positive Signs initiative, was amazing! It was so exciting to see signs all over our communities and all the videos and pictures on social media. We encourage you to continue to share messages of hope and gratitude all year round to show everyone they are loved and appreciated.

We have new Mental Health learning opportunities and resources to share with you this week. You will notice below that we are also sharing the links for last week’s videos in case you missed them. 

Parent Presentations

This week’s presentation focuses on the Stress Recipe and strategies that can be used to deal with stress in a variety of situations. It is presented by Successful Families, Successful Kids Wellness Coach Brittney Streeter. This video will be available for viewing until Wednesday, May 27. Stress Recipe

In case you missed last week’s presentation on Mindfulness, here is the link. It will be available for viewing until Wednesday, May 20. Mindfulness

quaranTEAM Connect

This week’s quaranTEAM Connect was created by Wellness Coach Jenna Hupka. Click HERE

to watch with your family! This video will be available for viewing until Wednesday, May 27.

Each week one of our Wellness Coaches will create a new quaranTEAM Connect video for families to watch together. Each video includes fun activities that promote mental wellness and connection. 

If you missed last week’s video you can watch it HERE. This video will be available for viewing until Wednesday, May 20.

SFSK Wellness Chat

We are changing our weekly Wellness Chat to Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7 p.m.

If you have questions for our Wellness Coaches or would just like to chat about this week’s videos or other Mental Health topics, please join us on Google Meet.

Here is the link to join this week’s chat:

Mindful Minutes

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @nlpsab to see a Mindful Minute each Wednesday presented by one of our SFSK Wellness Coaches. Each Mindful Minute focuses on a different mindfulness technique to share with your families!

We will be sharing the videos from previous weeks on our website. Check out our Mindful Minutes page to see the Mountain Breathing video from last week!

Mental Health Links and Resources

Each week we will be sharing links to resources. Some will align with the week’s Parent Presentation or QuaranTEAM Connects videos. Others may focus on a different Mental Health topic. We will also be sharing printable resources created by our Mental Health team.

Here are this week’s links and resources:

  • Coping at Home for Families
    Alberta Health Services, Child and Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health and Psychiatry Program resource to support families and their well-being through meaningful activity and leisure during COVID-19.

  • Calming Anxiety in Children
    Learn some tips and strategies to help your child learn to calm themselves when they are feeling anxious.

  • MindShift App
    Free app from Anxiety Canada that provides scientific strategies for stress and anxiety.

  • Mental Health 24-Hour Helpline
    Call 1-877-303-2642 for assistance at any time of the day or night.

  • Co-Parenting and COVID-19
    Developed by Legal Aid Alberta, this document provides guidelines for parents, answers to frequently asked questions, and resources.

  • Family Connection Conversation Starters
    Use these questions to connect at meals, after activities, and at any available window of opportunity. You can even cut them out and place them into a family connect jar!

  • Mindful Eating Cards
    Use this activity when you are eating a meal or a snack! Mindful eating helps you notice when you are full, gives you an awareness of the taste of healthy versus unhealthy foods, and supports better digestion.
  • Feelings Thermometer
    Coping Skills for Kids offers a free printable with instructions for creating and using your own feelings thermometer, plus a blank one for you to use.

  • COVID-19 Toolkit: Taking Charge of What You Can is a resource developed by Community Addiction and Mental Health Clinic - Sunridge, Calgary Zone. It is designed to help you focus on the parts of your life that you can take charge of and stop spending energy on the things you cannot control.

Don’t forget to check out the resources in the Mental Health section of our website. We are adding new links and resources on a weekly basis.


We would love to get some feedback on the programming we have been offering. If you have watched one of our videos or taken part in a Wellness Chat we would appreciate it if you would fill out this short SURVEY to let us know what you think, what else you would like us to offer, and how we can improve.