Wellness Resources

Wellness Resources


Healthy at Home

  • This Strathcona County resource includes ideas for fun activities at home as well as tips for supporting children and parent and caregiver self care.

Activity Resource Booklet

  • This booklet was created March 2020 in response to the need to socially distance and self-isolate. This resource is intended to be a “Grab and Go” link to several printable resources that you can use. There are various links including links to fun free virtual workouts, meditation practices, games, and crafts.
  • The goals for the for Activity Resource Booklet are:
     Reducing anxiety, stress, and depression
     Providing opportunities to acquire and develop varying knowledge and skills
     Preventing decline in mental and physical health status
     Improving or maintaining physical and cognitive fitness
     Increasing independence
     Decreasing social isolation
     Decreasing focus on pain and increasing focus on control
     Providing opportunities for fun and social inclusion 

Stressed Teens Toolkit and Free Resources

  • This COVID 19 Toolbox was developed by the Stressed Teams, a business that "teaches mindfulness skills and provides tools for those in their pre-teen years through latter adolescence and even for young adults."

Anxiety Canada Information and Toolkits

  • The Coping with Covid-19 resources from Anxiety Canada were compiled from some of their most reagent and most-used resources.

Mindyourmind Wellness Tips

  • "mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet." They work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

Active at Home ideas from the Edmonton Sport Council

Learning Through Play: Coding Activities for Kids and Teens

  • This article shares how coding might provide skills to help children cope with distress and provides links to Coding Activities for Kids and Teens.

Family and Community Supports


The Child Mind Institute offers a daily tip feature, with helpful tips in supporting children and adolescents through the pandemic/online learning/home support that parents are facing.

For more personal advice/support, Family and Community Services Sherwood Park offers phone support to families, with a solution focused approach.

Families can also access the services provided by Child and Adolescent Psychologists in Sherwood Park/Strathcona County  by calling the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Intake with Alberta Health Services.

For students:  Children/young people  can access Kids Help Phone 24/7 for support.

Additional Mental Health Resources


Elk Island Public Schools is committed to providing mental health support and
resources to students, families and staff during COVID-19. You can find
trustworthy resources and information here.


Alberta Health Services Help in Tough Times is an up-to-date and comprehensive
website where Albertans of all ages can quickly find information about coping and stress
management, access to community support services, and virtual mental health