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Counselling services and supports are inclusive, confidential, and available to all RDC students free of charge.

Handouts & Resources

 FACE COVID by Dr. Russ Harris 

How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis by Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap.

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​ Covid-19 & Your Mental Health

For those who are socially distancing, there may be heightened awareness, concern, anxiety, and fear. View this handout from Alberta Health Services for helpful tips and practical steps to maintaining mental wellness during Covid-19.

 Mental Health: Coping with Children & Families during Covid-19

Children react based on what they see from those around them. This handout provides tips on how to support your child’s mental health during Covid-19. 

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 Self-Care During Covid-19

In unprecedented times, it’s okay to not be okay. Use the tips in this handout to help manage mental and physical health concerns. 

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 Talking to Someone in Crisis during Covid-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a source of anxiety for people across the country and your colleagues, friends or family may reach out to you for support. How should you respond? Use the Mental Health Commission of Canada's active listening tips to navigate these sensitive conversations with more confidence.

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​ Caregiving in the Era of Covid-19: What to Expect & How to Cope

While caring for a family member who is living with a mental health problem or illness can be rewarding, it can also be tiring, demanding work. As the Covid-19 pandemic sparks new concerns for everyone, caregivers must contend with a host of unique challenges, on top of an already full plate.

 Caregiver Mental Health During Covid-19 Outbreak

While social distancing or limiting interaction with others can be necessary, it can contribute to feelings of isolation and affect a person’s mental health. This tip sheet can provide support for caregivers during Covid-19.

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​ Covid-19 Self-Care & Resilience Guide 

When life gets busy and our sense of well-being and balance is affected, we often forget to take care of ourselves or we look for quick fixes or solutions to problems. Use this toolkit to begin building self-care into your daily or weekly routine can greatly improve resilience and prevent burnout.

Take Charge during Covid-19 Workbook

Use this toolkit to help focus on taking charge of what you can during Covid-19. Explore activities for building healthy routines such as mindfulness, meditation, and etc.

 Tolerance for Uncertainty: A Covid-19 Workbook

A guide to help you accept your feelings, thoughts, and emotions, as well as tolerate distress and thrive during uncertain times. 


To subscribe, text COVID19HOPE to 393939.

Free daily text messaging services, evidence-based tool that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours a pandemic might be expected to provoke.