Mental Health Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19
The COVID-19 virus and the efforts to minimize its spread has caused many changes to our daily lives and has impacted our community to a degree that we have never seen before. We’ve all been told to distance ourselves from others and spend as much time as we can at home. Many have lost their jobs and are worried about their financial situation. Others are juggling working from home while raising their children. For many, this can bring feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anxiety as we look for different ways to stay socially connected. Physical isolation doesn’t have to mean emotional isolation but many people do feel this way.
At Calgary Counselling Centre, we are committed to providing professional counselling for those who need it with no waitlist or financial barriers. We will not turn anyone away due regardless of their ability to pay. To safeguard the well-being of our clients and staff, all counselling sessions are online, over the phone, or by text. Prior to COVID-19, Albertans and Calgarians especially, were already experiencing anxiety with the stress of the long-standing economic downturn and the drop in oil prices. Research tells us that people will need mental health support more as time goes on during this pandemic.
With your support we can help meet the expected increased demand for counselling services. The world is facing unprecedented times and we don’t understand yet the impacts this pandemic will have on our future. As we start to recover, people who have never needed counselling will likely seek help to cope and adjust to our “new normal”.
You can help those who are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stress in these uncertain times get the help they need.
Through #GivingTuesdayNow, Calgary Counselling Centre will raise funds to ensure we have the resources to provide counselling services to those who need it with no waitlist and no financial barriers.