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New Supports for Managing Anxiety and Depression
News Posted On Nov 27, 2020

New Supports for Managing Anxiety and Depression

If you have anxiety or depression, you are not alone. Both are more common than you may think, but there are lots of healthy coping strategies to manage them.This fall, we’re introducing classes and therapeutic support groups for anxiety and depression.…

Wendy's Story
News Posted On Nov 04, 2020

Wendy's Story

Building a life in Edmonton wasn’t easy for Wendy, a Kenyan refugee. Being isolated from friends and family and raising five children without support was overwhelming. Knowing very little English, Wendy did not have the means to advocate for herself.…

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health in the Holiday Season
News Posted On Nov 01, 2020

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health in the Holiday Season

Does the thought of the holiday season make you feel uneasy? Holidays aren’t always a joyous time. Maybe you get stressed, grieve a loss, will be dealing with family issues, or will be alone. For advice on looking after your mental health this time…

Do You Miss Your Old Life? Tips for Dealing with COVID-19 Restrictions
News Posted On Nov 01, 2020

Do You Miss Your Old Life? Tips for Dealing with COVID-19 Restrictions

Over the past several months, the global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in many ways. Many changes have been imposed upon us, resulting in a myriad of losses, which, when accumulated has brought about a pandemic of grief.   Why are we all grieving?…

Transforming Anxiety into Peace
News Posted On Nov 01, 2020

Transforming Anxiety into Peace

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   More Canadians are experiencing anxiety than ever before because of the challenges of COVID-19. It isn’t something you forget easily, especially when it happens on a regular basis.…

Blue's Story
News Posted On Oct 01, 2020

Blue's Story

When Blue was in the fifth grade, she and her mother, Emily, moved to the Spruce Avenue community. It wasn’t easy for her to leave her current school as she didn’t get to see her friends as often as she had hoped. Blue recalls that time as “tough”…

What to Do When Your Child is Being Bullied
News Posted On Oct 01, 2020

What to Do When Your Child is Being Bullied

Although bullying affects the majority of Canadian children, it is not a normal part of growing up. If you notice bullying, you must get involved and teach children how to connect with people in healthy ways. What should you do if you suspect or know…

5 Steps to Self-love
News Posted On Oct 01, 2020

5 Steps to Self-love

Self-love is something everyone can create. Self-love is not ego or narcissism. Self-love is a deep sense of our own self-worth and value as a person. It’s believing that we are worthy of love, respect, safety, and connection. It's believing that our…

Katelynn's Story
News Posted On Sep 01, 2020

Katelynn's Story

Katelynn became familiar with the All In For Youth program while in Junior High school. Having had a good experience, she chose to attend Eastglen High school to access the program. She joined the head start to high school summer camp before school…

How All In For Youth Helps Edmonton Students
News Posted On Sep 01, 2020

How All In For Youth Helps Edmonton Students

High school graduation is a critical milestone in gaining employment. We all benefit when everyone graduates from high school. The estimated cost to Albertans with respect to health, social assistance, and criminal justice for a student who does not…

Suicide Prevention Resources
News Posted On Sep 01, 2020

Suicide Prevention Resources

Everyone has off days. Days where they are sad or lack motivation, days they feel lonely, and days where they don’t want to get out of bed. Considering the stress and strain of life at the moment, these feelings are normal. For some, these feelings…

How to Deal With Uncertainty - 7 Tips for Coping
News Posted On Sep 01, 2020

How to Deal With Uncertainty - 7 Tips for Coping

This spring, you might have thought that we’d be back to somewhat normal lives by now. But here we are six months later. We continue to live in an environment that sometimes still feels out of a movie and where everything could change in an instant.…

Resources for The Start of The School Year
News Posted On Aug 26, 2020

Resources for The Start of The School Year

As a parent, you may have mixed feelings about your child returning to school. Likewise, your child might feel the same. Moving into the unknown can be scary, especially when some things seem out of our control. You are not alone. Many of us are trying…

Drop-In Counselling is Back On!
News Posted On Aug 24, 2020

Drop-In Counselling is Back On!

Drop-in counselling is back on! You can now walk in for a counselling session Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 3 PM. If you prefer to set up a phone or video call for your counselling session, send an email to therapy-leads@familycentre.org or call 780.423.2831…

Job Searching During COVID-19
News Posted On Aug 13, 2020

Job Searching During COVID-19

Job loss has been a major outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic and financial security has caused feelings of anxiety, confusion, and worry among many people. Additionally, students and new graduates might be concerned about finding employment during these…

How to Deal With Grief and Loss During COVID-19 Pandemic
News Posted On Aug 01, 2020

How to Deal With Grief and Loss During COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past several months, the global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in many ways. Many changes have been imposed upon us, resulting in a myriad of losses, which, when accumulated has brought about a pandemic of grief.   Why are we all grieving?…

Jessica's Story
News Posted On Aug 01, 2020

Jessica's Story

Two days before her eleventh birthday, Jessica’s father passed away in a motorcycle accident. Then five years later, her mother succumbed to brain cancer. Her mother was diagnosed when Jessica was three and was sick for thirteen years. Jessica was…

45 Activities To Do At Home During COVID-19 Restrictions
News Posted On Aug 01, 2020

45 Activities To Do At Home During COVID-19 Restrictions

Are you getting bored at home, doing the same routines over and over? New experiences can make you happier. When you try something new, you might find an activity that you genuinely enjoy.   Here are 45 ideas. Maybe you can find something to try with…

Nataz's Story
News Posted On Jul 01, 2020

Nataz's Story

At the age of seventeen, Nataz was transitioning out of foster care and into her own place. Feeling bright-eyed, she was ready to take on any opportunity that was presented to her. A few years later, her social worker introduced her to Natasha, a youth…

16 Things to Do on a Staycation
News Posted On Jul 01, 2020

16 Things to Do on a Staycation

Our summer vacations will be different this year, but different doesn’t automatically mean worse. Although festivals are cancelled, and typical summer activities such as pools are closed, there are still countless fun things to do during your vacation…

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