Spruce Grove FCSS offers free mental wellness programs

June 18, 2020

Spruce Grove Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is offering the following free preventative mental wellness programs for adults (ages 18+) in Spruce Grove and the surrounding area to help increase their ability to cope during COVID-19 and manage anxiety:

Thriving in Tough Times: Coping during COVID-19

Learn how to thrive despite the difficult and uncertain times we are currently experiencing. Participants will learn practical, hands-on tools that can increase their level of self-care, connection and personal understanding. Participants will also develop a “tough times action plan” to help them thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other challenges they may experience.

Tuesdays: July 28, Aug. 4, Aug. 11 and Aug. 18
6:30–7:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: Tuesday, July 14, at 4 p.m.

Managing Anxiety: Bottom Up and Top Down

Different parts of the brain have different functions and they all work together to help us manage the stresses of everyday life. But even still, sometimes we are left struggling to cope. Participants will learn about managing anxiety and explore the difference between immediate/in-grained responses and more conscious responses to stress and anxiety. Once we understand the difference, we can learn a variety of practical coping strategies for managing our response.

Thursdays: Aug. 20, Aug. 27, Sept. 3 and Sept. 10
6–8 p.m.
Registration deadline: Thursday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m.

Each four-week program will be facilitated virtually by a mental health practitioner from Aspire Psychological Services through Zoom; participants will be provided meeting details by email before the program starts.

Registrants are encouraged to attend all four dates in each program as the information covered builds from week-to-week.

Registration is required; however space is limited (15 participants per program). To register, visit sprucegrove.org/onlinereg.

Questions?

Please call 780-962-7618 or send us an email.