We are greatly looking forward to hosting our very own “Worry Bear” Tent, at the 31st Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic on the 28th of May, 2017.
This is part of our Public Mental Health Initiative, where we want to raise awareness about common mental health disorders, and give families simple tools they can use with their children as coping strategies. The tent will also provide individual consultation to families, to help guide them on the right path. Understanding anxiety is difficult, and identifying it in children is even more difficult. We are hoping to bring some more attention to this subject and hopefully answer some of these questions.
We hope to see you all there!
See the links below for the media coverage on our tent!
Winnipeg Free Press: https://www.pressreader.com/canada/winnipeg-free-press/20170510/281659664958194
Winnipeg Free Press: https://www.pressreader.com/canada/winnipeg-free-press/20170511/281621010254918
This is a list of organizations that you or your patients may find useful. It is best to refer your patients to organizations and programs that are nearest to them, in terms of location.
Practical tips from cultural and psychological perspectives.
Including a special addendum on mental health for health and mental health professionals
Clinic Psychology’s Public Mental Health Initiative is proud to present a set of tip sheets based on cultural and psychological best practices, for individuals working with refugees from Syria and surrounding countries in the Middle East. The tips were developed as a collaborative initiative by cross cultural and international psychologists and a few public health workers around the world, and were developed to translate available knowledge to concrete and useful communication and action strategies. The tip sheets include accessible, applicable, succinct, and culturally relevant advice that are meant to be distributed as shared. The goal is to promote positive cross cultural experiences and assist in the transition of, and work with refugees from this region.
These tips draw on culturally appropriate psychological knowledge and available best practices for these areas:
- General Information
- Family and Children
- Building Relationships and Trust
- Migration and Resettlement
- Mental Health (focused on health and mental health professionals)
Worry and anxiety have an upside. It’s true. Many worriers are often more empathic, creative and sensitive people. And that can be quite a gift. But when the worry becomes overwhelming, it’s important to get some help. While you’re working on that anxiety though, remember that you have qualities that offset the distress of worry. Appreciating those special qualities while you’re working on your anxiety can help take the edge off your worry.