It is more important than ever to decompress and feel the support of those around you.

Here are some resources to help you take a little breathing space from the rigors of the job during this time of heightened stress, workload and anxiety.

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Tips for Dealing with COVID-19 Anxiety

Prioritize your self care routine

Avoid excessive consumption of the media

Focus on things you can control, like handwashing and social distancing

Talk to friends and family on calls and texts

Eat well, stay hydrated and get enough sleep

Practice meditation

Distract yourself with games, books and movies

Notice your feelings and write them down

Exercise to get out of your head

Keep busy doing things you enjoy, like music, crafts, or learning

Nurses – one of the few blessings of being ill.

Sara Moss-Wolfe

Read Free E-Books

E-book website Scribd is offering 30 days of free access during this period of self-isolation. Their website includes a wide array of books, magazines and audiobooks for all audiences. Visit this website and settle in for a good read.

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

Dale Carnegie

Crisis Response Training

The Mental Health Commission of Canada has developed three crisis response training programs for essential workers. Registration for these courses will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be available at no-cost for essential workers.

  • Crisis Response Training – Caring for Yourself
  • Crisis Response Training – Caring for Your Team
  • Crisis Response Training – Caring for Others

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Stress & Resilience in the Time of Coronavirus

CFNU President Linda Silas held a Facebook Live event to discuss ways we can better support our mental health during COVID-19. The conversation featured Candice Bellegarde, registered psychiatric nurse and Dr. Jeff Morley, registered psychologist and board-certified expert in traumatic stress.

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There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.

Orison Swett Marden

Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.

Christopher Germer