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Lacey's Story
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Lacey's Story

At a young age, Lacey experienced complex trauma. She handled this trauma with aggression and explosive outbursts. "I was going through a lot of hard times, and I was just really immature just because I went through a lot of stuff growing up, and I had…

Mental Health Check-In Worksheet
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Mental Health Check-In Worksheet

The state of our mental well-being affects how we feel, act, and relate to others. It's important to know that our mental health can fluctuate due to daily struggles or challenges, especially when a problem exceeds our coping capabilities. By checking…

Two New Locations at Drop-In Single Session Counselling Edmonton
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Two New Locations at Drop-In Single Session Counselling Edmonton

What are the two new locations? We have two new locations at our Drop-In Single Session Counselling!  “We are glad to be able to partner with these two organizations and expand our DISSC services to these new locations,” says Elsie Lobo, Manager,…

Movember: Why Men’s Mental Health Matters
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Movember: Why Men’s Mental Health Matters

In 2003, 30 men in Australia raised money for prostate cancer research by charging $10 to grow a mustache. Movember was born, and by 2006, the movement had funding to focus on men's health, including mental health. Awareness of men's mental health has…

Feedback on our Services
News Posted On Oct 01, 2021

Feedback on our Services

It is important for us to know that we are helping people to move forward in positive ways, no matter what challenges they are dealing with. That’s why we ask for feedback to evaluate if our services make a positive impact. Here are some of our findings:…

What to Expect at Your First Counselling Session
News Posted On Oct 01, 2021

What to Expect at Your First Counselling Session

"I am nervous, anxious, and scared to attend a therapy session. I am afraid to open up. What do I even say? Do I start the conversation?" "What if people judge me for going to therapy. People might think I am weak." "I'm terrified to feel my feelings.…

Building Positive Communications in your Relationship
News Posted On Oct 01, 2021

Building Positive Communications in your Relationship

Are you and your partner arguing more? Do you feel unappreciated for the things you do in the relationship? Are you constantly feeling like you need to defend yourself? Do you both withdraw and refuse to talk? You’re not alone. Many couples struggle…

Aminata's Story
News Posted On Oct 01, 2021

Aminata's Story

“It’s all about love,” believes Aminata. Love and culture - the driving forces that put Aminata’s two grandchildren into her care. “We have a parable that we say in our language, "There is no bad bush to put your kid away because of their bad…

World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide
News Posted On Sep 10, 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide

Trigger warning: This content contains information about suicide. This may not be reassuring and can be triggering to some individuals. We ask you to consider leaving this platform if you think the discussion could be traumatizing to you. For immediate…

Services Available In-Person and Online
News Posted On Sep 01, 2021

Services Available In-Person and Online

We’ve heard you loud and clear - it’s great to be able to choose whether you want to access our services online or in person. That’s why:   Counselling continues to be available online, in person, and over the phone. You can just drop in for a…

4 Tips to Practicing True Self-Care
News Posted On Sep 01, 2021

4 Tips to Practicing True Self-Care

When was the last time you felt refreshed? Was it when you went for a walk? Or when you ate out with friends?  Self-care looks different for everyone, so don’t get concerned if you feel tired even after you’ve tried the tips you’ve read online.…

International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 Overdose Prevention Resources
News Posted On Aug 31, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 Overdose Prevention Resources

August 31 is the International Overdose Awareness Day. On this day, people worldwide are encouraged to act in any way possible to end overdoses. This is a day to raise awareness of overdosing, and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends. May…

Back to School: 8 Tips and Tricks
News Posted On Aug 30, 2021

Back to School: 8 Tips and Tricks

Back-to-school season can be stressful and hectic—key parts of your child’s day such as eating a nutritious lunch can be easy to overlook. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tips to help your transition to the new school year be as smooth…

Jessica's Story
News Posted On Aug 01, 2021

Jessica's Story

At the very young age of fifteen, Jessica was exposed to significant trauma. After being sexually assaulted, she resorted to drugs, alcohol, and self-harm. Jessica tried counselling and medication. Yet, nothing could take away her depression, anxiety,…

How to Improve Your Relationship and Get Out of the Cycle of Trouble
News Posted On Aug 01, 2021

How to Improve Your Relationship and Get Out of the Cycle of Trouble

We all get into relationships with the best of intentions. But sometimes, we find ourselves wondering if our relationships are as healthy as they could be. Moreover, we can wonder what a healthy relationship even looks like, especially if our earliest…

Positive Self-Talk: What It Is, and How to Start
News Posted On Aug 01, 2021

Positive Self-Talk: What It Is, and How to Start

Pause for a moment, and recall your everyday conversations with yourself. What do you often say? Is it “I’m sorry, but I’m not sure I'm the right person to do this,” or “This is a wonderful opportunity for me to learn from others and grow”?This…

Low Cost Summer Activities
News Posted On Jul 16, 2021

Low Cost Summer Activities

Are you looking for fun, inexpensive things to do with your family this summer? There are now more places open and more activities to choose from. Here are some activities in our city that won’t break your bank: The City of Edmonton outdoor pools are…

16 Things to Do on a Staycation
News Posted On Jul 01, 2021

16 Things to Do on a Staycation

Are you looking for family activities for your summer vacation or weekends in and around Edmonton? Sure, festivals and such are cancelled, but there are still countless fun things to do during your vacation in Alberta.  Here are 16 ideas to get you…

The Family Centre’s Annual Report 2020/21 is now available!
News Posted On Jul 01, 2021

The Family Centre’s Annual Report 2020/21 is now available!

The Family Centre continues to overcome adversity even with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some highlights: We got accredited by Council on Accreditation We are now a certified Trauma-Informed Care agency We have raised about $45,000 at our United Way…

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