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Five Tips for Managing COVID-19 Anxiety

posted by KWCS Staff

Five Tips for Managing COVID-19 Anxiety

 

We know that anxiety is high now as COVID-19 dominates the news, and events in our community are cancelled or postponed. We hope that these five tips will help you to develop some strategies to manage this anxiety.

  1. Education: We recommend you educate yourself on COVID-19, and the preventative measures recommended by Public Health.
  2. Balance: It is easy to spend an inordinate amount of time scouring news sites and social media for information. Try to remember to find an appropriate balance. Don’t neglect the positive things in your life.
  3. Precautions: Once you understand the actual risks, you and your family can develop a plan. Once again, we recommend you follow the guidelines from Public Health.
  4. Connection: Talk with your regular support network to help give one another perspective. This might include talking with a counsellor.
  5. Seek Help: If your regular coping skills for managing anxiety are not working, seek out help. Call us at 519.884.0000 to book a counselling appointment. You can also reach out to Here 24/7 at 1.844.437.3247.

 

Remember that experts are developing best practices for prevention and treatment of COVID-19. KW Counselling Services will be following the recommendations of Public Health and we will communicate any changes to our programs or services as they happen.

 

We have taken the following steps to help curb the spread of illness:

  • Pens at reception are single use and will be sanitized between uses
  • All-gender washrooms are stocked with soap and hand-washing instructions
  • Common surfaces in our Waiting Room are regularly disinfected with products recommended by Public Health
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is available in the Waiting Room

 

If you are feeling unwell (cough, fever, etc.) please do not come into the office. Instead:

  • Call us at 519.884.0000 and we can re-book your appointment.
  • Or, speak with your counsellor to see if it is appropriate to have your session over the phone or whether online video counselling is an option.

Note, you won't be charged for a cancelled appointment if you are sick.