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COVID-19 Health & Wellness Supports

The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people; fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Using positive coping strategies will make you, the people you care about, and the Sheridan community stronger.

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Incorporating self-care and wellness practices early on can help you cope with your emotions during the COVID-19 outbreak. We have gathered resources that will help you stay healthy, both physically and mentally.

For additional resources and information, check out the library resilience module -  “Mindset Matters”.

Remember, all Sheridan students have access to free and confidential counselling. If you want to talk to someone:

  • Email: askanadvisor@sheridancollege.ca
  • Phone: Please leave a voicemail and we will return your phone call within one business day 
    • Davis Campus: (905) 459 – 7533, EXT: 5400
    • Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC): (905) 459 – 7533, EXT: 2528
    • Trafalgar Road Campus: (905) 845 – 9430, EXT: 2557

Self-Care:

Five Tips for Self-care and Wellness:

  • Keep up with a routine and stick to a schedule.
  • Connect and check-in with your family and friends through video calls, texts and emails. You can still socialize virtually.
  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to new stories. Limit your daily news intake and keep to credible sources to avoid misinformation.
  • Take care of your body and mind. Do your best to maintain your physical activity by exercising regularly, get a good night's sleep, eat at regular intervals and practice personal hygiene.
  • Keep a positive mindset by creating self-care activities that you enjoy, such as playing games with your family, reading a book, journaling, or meditation.

Fun Ways to Support Your Wellness:

Your health and well-being are more important now than ever! We have put together some ideas that can help keep you well while physically-distancing from others. Check out our resources for all the tips! 

Food and Nutrition:

Food is one of the basic needs we all have and in these uncertain times, you may be finding it hard to buy or get the food you need.  We want to make sure you have access to all the ways that you can get emergency access to food including breakfast programs, community meal programs, food banks, food pantries, and food delivery. We have created a food and nutrition guide with tips for staying healthy, cooking tips, easy and delicious recipes and more!

If you are not sure who to contact and have food related concerns, you can connect with us at:

  • Email: askanadvisor@sheridancollege.ca
  • Phone: Please leave a voicemail and we will return your phone call within one business day
    • Davis Campus: (905) 459 – 7533, EXT: 5400
    • Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC): (905) 459 – 7533, EXT: 2528
    • Trafalgar Road Campus: (905) 845 – 9430, EXT: 2557

To find the resources in your area, please click on the region where you live:

  • Peel* – Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga
  • Halton* – Milton, Oakville and Burlington

*It is recommended that you call the food support service prior to travelling to the location, as updates to their offerings may have changed.

Sleep and Hygiene: 

Medical experts tell us that beyond physical distancing, hand hygiene and sleep are the best ways to stop the spread of illness and to keep immunity high. For information on how you can maintain a good schedule and hygiene, you can refer to our easy to follow sleep and hygiene guide

Mental Health:

Free and confidential counselling sessions are available to all Sheridan students. Connect with a counsellor if you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or just want to talk to someone. You can meet with a counsellor either by phone or video call. 

To make an appointment with a Counsellor:

  • Email: askanadvisor@sheridancollege.ca
  • Phone: Please leave a voicemail and we will return your phone call within one business day
    • Davis Campus: (905) 459 – 7533, EXT: 5400
    • Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC): (905) 459 – 7533, EXT: 2528
    • Trafalgar Road Campus: (905) 845 – 9430, EXT: 2557

If this is an emergency, call 911 or take yourself to the nearest emergency room. 

For additional counselling services we offer or virtual mental health resources, you can refer to our mental health resources guide.

 

Updated April 1, 2020