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 .

Connection in the time of COVID

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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!

Mental Health during the holidays

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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