Eckville’s Lakeview Parent Link Centre hosted its Mental Wellness Basics workshop on Jan. 24.
The free workshop was held in response to the need for open, honest communication in the area of mental wellness.
“Research is continually proving that our mental wellness is an important aspect of how we are able to cope through the daily stressors that we encounter,” said Liz Lozo, site facilitator of the Eckville Lakeview Parent Link Centre in an email, adding “the ability to ‘handle’ a situation is dependent on our current mental health.”
This workshop was just one of the centre’s monthly get-togethers to discuss different topics around mental wellness.
“Due to the fact that most of our attendees had a basic understanding of ‘the basics of mental wellness’ we discussed setting healthy boundaries and how to do that,” said Lozo.
The Jan. 21 workshop featured Mary Eggleton from the Suicide Information and Education Services.
The Lakeview Parent Link Centre decided to host the monthly sessions in response to limited resources available in the community.
Lozo said these types of outreach services are helpful to connect people with different agencies or services.
“We will be flexing the schedule to accommodate the needs/wants of the group,” said Lozo in an email, adding the group will typically meet for an hour and a half.
Anyone interested in more information about the workshops can contact Eckville’s Lakeview Parent Link Centre at 403-746-2198 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community partners and community members have developed a Eckville and Area Wellness Coalition to try to continue to bring information on this and other topics to the community.
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