Why is health and wellness so important?
The words “health” and “wellness” impart thoughts of eating nutritious food, exercising, positive relationships and mental clarity – but as many studies will tell you, it is easier said than done.
Every person alive has basic human needs, and when those needs are not met, we can feel out of sorts. With daily life putting us on autopilot quite easily, we may need to be reminded that we have the power to change things within our control. The key to change is having the right resources. Enter: our Health and Wellness page.
How to use this page:
We know your time is valuable, and with emotions running high, it might be overwhelming to scroll through a whole page of resources and figure out what ones are relevant for you, so we’ve created categories to make your search easier.
Scroll through the dropdown menus below and click the one that is the best fit for you. Many times, needs may require more than one category of resources. For example: if you are feeling stressed due to a lay off, your mental health may be suffering AND you may require financial resources.
This is a “living page”, meaning links and resources may be changed/removed/added from time to time in and effort to keep our page current.
While this is by no means an exhaustive list, our goal is to provide helpful, relevant resources to our residents.
Disclaimer: This page is for information only and does not replace advice from your doctor or health care provider.
Books can offer more of a "self-help" approach if you enjoy learning at your own pace and aren't in a hurry for information. You could try an internet search like "books for anxiety" or "books for budgeting" and have a look through the lists that populate. Once you've found a title that resonates with you, you may be able to borrow the book using one of the resources below. Please keep in mind there may be wait times for popular titles.
If you have a library card, you can access the following resources for books.
For more information on borrowing books, or to get a library card, please contact the library.
Income Supports – 1-866-644-5135
Tax Assistance - Free Virtual or Telephone Tax Service from e4c: Families First Society Fort Saskatchewan: Registration starts March 15, 2021, available until April 30, 2021 | 780-998-5595 ext # 239 or SAGE Seniors' Association 780-809-9424 - Virtual or Telephone
National resources for information about mental health and therapy:
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention 204-784-4073
Canadian Psychological Association 1-888-472-0657
Centre for Suicide Prevention 1-833-456-4566
Crisis Services Canada 1-833-456-4566, or text 45645
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line 1‑855‑242-3310
Mental Health Commission 613-683-3755
Mental Health Helpline – 1-877-303-2642
Psychologists Association of Alberta 1-888-424-0297
Family Violence – Find Supports – 310-1818
Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (Morinville) 1-866-939-2850
Families First Society Fort Saskatchewan 780-998-5595