Anxiety is a normal reaction to uncertainty and things that may harm us. For many of us, the coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness make for a very uncertain future. People worry about their own health and the health of their loved ones, here and abroad. People may also have a lot of concerns around school or work, their finances, their ability to take part in important community and social events and hobbies, and other important parts of their lives. People who already experience a lot of anxiety may find their anxiety worsening.
Right To Play recognizes that COVID-19 is changing routines, plans and lives around the world. With these
changes comes an expectedly increased level of anxiety for people at varying degrees. Staying mindful and taking
care of your mental health may prove even more challenging given the ‘social distancing’ protocol during this
period and ensuring you are looking after yourself and others should remain a priority.
News release March 25, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada
The Government of Canada is taking strong, immediate and effective action to protect Canadians and the economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. No Canadian should have to choose between protecting their health, putting food on the table, paying for their medication or caring for a family member.
The listings for low cost and free meals in Vancouver’s DTES in the Vancouver Food Asset Map are no longer up to date due to COVID-19. Please check the temporary Vancouver COVID-19 Emergency Meals Map, for the current status of these assets, which will be regularly updated as new information from organizations are obtained.
As your Parish Nurse and an active member of the church family, I am called to be a part of the ministry team and affirmed by a faith community to promote health, healing and wholeness while caring for the body, mind and spirit. I want to let you know I am here for you in this time of uncertainty.
The moment when a crisis becomes “real” may be different for each one of us. During our current pandemic that might have happened in a grocery store aisle with empty shelves, or in a sudden realization that a loved one is out of the country, or when picking up a message telling you not to come to work. As time passes with no relief, anxiety builds and our fears increase.
To support collective efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and following recent Federal guidelines, and with care and concern for all who pass through our doors, St. Andrew’s-Wesley is cancelling all in-person gatherings, including our three Sunday services. Please stay tuned for how you will access services and other programs offered via social media.