Strathcona County offering virtual counselling

May 27, 2020

Strathcona County offering virtual counselling

Family and Community Services (FCS) is now offering virtual counselling in its efforts to help residents feel safe, supported and connected. At this time, residents are invited to phone FCS to access supports, including phone or virtual counselling.

Family and Community Services (FCS) is now offering virtual counselling in its efforts to help residents feel safe, supported and connected. At this time, residents are invited to phone FCS to access supports, including phone or virtual counselling.

We are all impacted by COVID-19. Many of us are experiencing the impacts of financial stress, job loss, domestic violence, restrictions on seeing loved ones and friends or major changes to daily routines. People may feel uncertain, anxious, isolated, irritable, lonely or even have a sense of grief and loss.

Counselling is available seven days a week, at 780-464-4044.

The call line hours on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

No appointment is needed. Call and you will be connected to the next available counsellor.  

In addition, the FCS team offers a variety of online programs and workshops for youth, parents and caregivers to foster well-being and create positive outcomes for children, youth and their families. Sign up today at strathcona.ca/parentsupport.

We are here to listen and support you in understanding and responding to how COVID-19 is impacting you and your family. It is important to reach out and talk about it. Research shows talking about distressing situations helps people process information and can reduce physiological reactions caused by stress and anxiety.

For more information on counselling, visit strathcona.ca/counselling or phone 780-464-4044, and for resources and activities to support your mental health and well-being, visit strathcona.ca/wellbeing.

For updates on the COVID-19 situation, visit strathcona.ca/covid19.

 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595