Vaccines and Consent…

Hey everyone, with the topic of VACCINES for COVID-19 coming up, there have been questions about providing informed consent for immunization. Thanks to the BCCEO network for sharing resources around this topic!

Click here to read what the BCCDC says about Informed Consent for Immunization, and inability to provide consent for immunization.

Click here to be taken to the Ministry of Health form for Consent for Vaccine-for Adults Assessed as Incapable of Giving Informed Consent.

Mental Health Tips…

Hey everyone, the Government of Canada sent around some really important mental health tips to keep in mind, check it out:

It’s important to take care of your mental health. Small and effective lifestyle choices can benefit your mental health, like:

  • Finding ways to stay socially connected while physical distancing.
  • Practising mindfulness.
  • Eating healthy meals.

The Wellness Together Canada portal provides credible resources and support, including confidential counselling, to take care of your mental health during COVID-19.

Click here for more information on how to take care of yourself .

Your social distancing reminder of the week…

…comes with an invitation to join in upcoming online events hosted by the Family Support Institute! Check it out!

Upcoming FSIBC Zoom Conversations
Our Zoom conversations are a safe space for families and caregivers to come together for support, camaraderie, inspiration, trouble-shooting, and sharing what’s hard. Some of these sessions are by theme/topic and others are for general conversation and engagement. Whatever you might be feeling right now — overwhelmed, sadness, fear, anxiety — you are not alone.

https://mailchi.mp/fsibc/jan3?e=2c975e4e6a

You can also subscribe to their newsletter by clicking here.

Connection in the time of COVID

Unsplash

Hey everyone, your social distancing reminder of the week is inspired by the current edition of the Plan Institute’s newsletter, which has a great article about connecting intentionally with others during these trying times – check it out here! Their suggestions include:

  • creating a “virtual bubble”
  • connecting within your neighborhood
  • calendars of Covid-safe events to look forward to

As well as many others! Give something new a try and share your favorites in the comments!

Great News!

Hey everyone:

Such COOL news from Lea – Aaron H created a video game called “Mystical Echoes” that is available for purchase on the Steam app, you can find it listed under Considra Games. There is a preview of the game on YouTube, so you can check out his creation!

Aaron says he plans to start working on making another video game soon – can’t wait to check it out, Aaron! Way to go!

Mental Health during the holidays

mental health photoPhoto by chezbeate (Pixabay)

Hey everyone, the Government of Canada has circulated helpful advice to support mental health heading into the holidays — check it out below and share with others:

The holiday season can be a difficult time for many, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be experiencing:
-Worry about finances and gift giving.
-Fear of getting sick
-Family conflict from differences in risk comfort level.
-Sadness from being away from loved ones.
These feelings are normal. To learn more about how to take care of your mental health during the holidays, visit:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/guidance-documents/plan-safe-holiday-celebration.html#a7