Livingstone Range School Division

Wellness Resources for Students, Staff, and Families

Livingstone Range School Division focuses on the wellbeing of students, families, and staff, and wants everyone to stay physically, emotionally, and mentally well.

Our professionals have curated these resources to help families. Use good judgment when accessing websites and online tools. Livingstone Range School Division is not responsible for third-party information.

AHS Community Education Service Webinars

Alberta Health Services offers free mental health webinars through their Community Education Service. Find one that fits your needs and schedule. Click on the webinar title for more information and to register.

Visit the AHS Community Education page for more information. community.hmhc.ca

AHS Child, Youth, and Family Caregiver Education Team Virtual Sessions

AHS Child, Youth, and Family Caregiver virtual mental health education offers free sessions for parents to get informed and find strategies that work. Find one that fits your needs and schedule. Click on the webinar title for more information and to register.

  • Keeping Scattered Kids on Track: Supporting Children and Adolescents with ADHD
    Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health conditions diagnosed in children. Come and learn about the signs and symptoms of ADHD, ways that ADHD impacts academic achievement, self-worth, and relationships. You will leave with new strategies (not solutions) and resources for supporting success in children and adolescents with ADHD.
    April 27, 6pm

  • Resilience in Parenting: Caring for the Caregiver Being a parent or caregiver is both fulfilling and stressful. Our time, energy, and resources are spent ensuring that our children and youth are taken care of, but who takes care of the caregiver? In this session, we will learn more about parental stress and burnout, explore resilient parenting, and discuss why parental self-compassion and self-care are essential to your family’s well-being. Strategies such as mindfulness and positive coping skills will be discussed.
    April 28, 6pm

  • Parenting Teens in the 21st Century: Respectful Limit Setting with Adolescents In these sessions, we will explore the challenges of being a teenager and the importance of the parent/teen relationship. We will continue to look at ways to increase communication and understanding around healthy boundaries with your teen.
    Part 1: May 3, 12-1pm
    Part 2: May 10, 12-1pm

  • Body Image and Eating Disorders Struggles with self- esteem, body image and weight control are a common concern for both girls and boys. This session will explore some of the reasons behind these struggles, provide information on disordered eating and eating disorders, as well as discuss strategies for supporting teens towards healthier perspectives and habits.
    May 4, 12pm

  • Anxiety Part 4 - Overcoming Avoidance These sessions will help caregivers better understand the difference between their child’s normal worries and anxiety that is no longer productive. Signs that a child or adolescent is experiencing problems with anxiety will be discussed and strategies for reducing the body’s stress responses, negative thinking traps, and anxious behaviours will be shared.
    May 4, 12pm

  • Keeping Scattered Kids on Track: Supporting Children and Adolescents with ADHD
    Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health conditions diagnosed in children. Come and learn about the signs and symptoms of ADHD, ways that ADHD impacts academic achievement, self-worth, and relationships. You will leave with new strategies (not solutions) and resources for supporting success in children and adolescents with ADHD.
    May 5, 12pm

  • More Than Just A Bad Day - Understanding Depression This session will help caregivers increase awareness about adolescents who might be experiencing sadness and depression. Strategies for support will be discussed.
    May 9, 12pm

  • Collaborative Problem Solving In this session from our ‘Mental Health and Resiliency’ Series, we will explore ways that parents can foster effective problem solving in their child through empathy, clear communication, and collaboration in a way that reduce struggles when challenges arise.
    May 12, 6pm

  • Parenting Strategies that Promote Positive Mental Health In these sessions, we will explore factors that contribute to your child’s mental health and wellness and learn how you can be your child’s greatest mental health asset.
    Part 1: May 17, 12pm
    Part 2: May 24, 12pm

  • Test Anxiety: Strategies for Success Does your teen prepare for exams only to freeze up during the test? Test and performance anxiety are very common among students. This session will help teens learn how to succeed despite their anxiety and help caregivers support their teens to reduce test anxiety.
    May 18, 6pm

  • I HAVE, I AM, I CAN: Building Resilience in Children and Youth In today’s world, our children need to feel supported, resourceful, and equipped so that they can foster resilience and ‘bounce back’ from life’s challenges more effectively. In this session, we will look at foundational strategies that help children and youth to engage with supportive relationships and communities (“I have!”), identify their internal strengths and abilities (“I am!”), and access practical skills (“I can!”) to help them cope through daily stressors and work towards positive goals.
    May 26, 6pm

  • Understanding Self-Injury In this session, we will explore various motivations in youth who are intentionally harming themselves and factors behind self-injurious behaviour. Strategies to support youth who may be engaging in self-injury will be discussed.
    May 31, 12pm

Visit the AHS Child, Youth, and Family Caregiver Education website for tip sheets, videos, and more! www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca

Mental Health Supports & Helplines

Access mental health supports and services online, by phone, or by text.

Promoting Good Mental Health

Find resources for talking, calming anxiety, healthy habits, and mindfulness. Remember: self-care isn't selfish.

Resources for FNMI Families

Piikani and Kainai families can find local resources here.

For on-reserve Piikani families, the number for Emergency Essential Packages is 403-965-3092.

For Blackfoot Confederacy members livings off-reserve in Calgary or Lethbridge, food hampers are available. Email arnoldj@blackfootconfederacy.ca and include your name, nation, contact information, physical living address, and number of people in household.

Counsellors' Corner

Our Family School Liaison Counsellors share video messages to help us stay mentally and emotionally well.

Emergency & Financial Support Resources

Find supports for financial assistance, food banks, shelter, emergency preparedness, and more.

  • Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic
  • Government of Alberta Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Emergency Social Services (especially when in need of shelter or need to leave home) 1-866-644-5135
  • Alberta 211
    • Financial assistance, counseling, support with isolation, food, shelter etc. (multi-lingual)
    • CALL – 211     TEXT - 211
    • LIVE CHAT - https://www.ab.211.ca/
  • Claresholm Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) - 403-625-4417
    • Prepare and deliver food/hygiene hampers to people’s doorsteps, all while following the AHS guidelines
    • Click HERE for poster
  • High River Food Bank – 403-652-2195
  • Claresholm Food Bank - 403-625-2092 | 221-45 Avenue West
  • Fort Macleod Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) - 403-553-4491
  • The Salvation Army Family Services (Lethbrdge) - 403-327-8084
  • Crowsnest Pass Food Bank - 403-564-5110
  • Pincher Creek Food Bank - 403-632-6716
  • Nanton Ministerial Food Bank - 403-601-4201

How to Talk to Your Child

These articles and resources may help you in talking to your child about COVID-19 and its impacts.

Structure & Learning From Home

Learning from home in this way is new for all of us. Discover resources to help establish routines, understand expectations, and use technology.

Managing Boredom

Being physically and mentally active will help mitigate boredom and loneliness during social distancing and school closure. Check out these online resources to help.