Parent Resources

Mental Health and Well-being

Alberta Health Services

Kids Help Phone:

Mental Health Help Line:

  • 1.877.303.2642 (toll free within Alberta)

COVID-19 Positive Messages to help ease feelings of stress or anxiety:

  • Text: COVID19Hope to 393939

For more personal advice/support, Family and Community Services Sherwood Park offers phone support to families, with a solution focused approach.

Families can also access the services provided by Child and Adolescent Psychologists in Sherwood Park/Strathcona County  by calling the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Intake line with Alberta Health Services-Child and Adolescent Mental Health  ( the Intake number is 780-342-2701, listed near bottom).

Psychological Coping during a Pandemic

Talking to Students about COVID-19

Community and social services supports

Tips for Managing the Stress of Social Distancing as a Family

A Parents Guide to Self-Reg

Exercise Tips to Help Kids, Teens and Families Stay Balanced at Home

Child Mind Institute | Transforming Children's Lives - offers Coping During COVID-19: Resources for parents

How do I talk to my younger children about the coronavirus? 

How do I talk to my school-aged children about the coronavirus? 

Where can I find visual supports or pictures to help me explain this to my child?