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~ From your Emergency Coordinator ~

APRIL 2ND, 2020

Information from Southern Health

The Wellness Support Line is a confidential phone number anyone can call to speak with a Mental Health Clinician. Mental Health Clinicians are ready to listen, support, and refer you to local resources to help you during this difficult time.

The Wellness Support Line is also for health care professionals in the Southern Health-Santé Sud region to debrief and talk to someone outside their normal support network and workplace.

Wellness Support Line Contact Information:

Winkler

204-325-6585
8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

The Wellness Support Line is different from the Crisis Line Service. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you should call the Crisis Line Service.

Crisis Line Service

If you are experiencing a Mental Health Crisis, you are not alone and we can help. It starts with a call to Crisis Services at 1-888-617-7715 or attend your local emergency department for immediate assistance.

Crisis Line Service:  1-888-617-7715

Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, providing community citizens of all ages experiencing a mental health or psychosocial crisis ongoing support, crisis intervention, consultation, referral to or suggest resources and education.

Stay healthy everyone!

 

 

 

MARCH 24TH, 2020

This quiet time is a great opportunity to make copies of your important documents in case of an emergency should you have to evacuate or another situation.
Make copies of birth and marriage certificates, passports, licences, wills, land deeds and insurance. Take photos of family members in case a lost persons record is created. Keep them in a safe place, both inside and outside your home. You might want to put them in a safety deposit box or give them to friends and family who live out of town.
Stay healthy, practice physical distancing, and good hand-washing.

 

 

MARCH 23RD, 2020

As you know the Province has declared a State of Emergency.   Here is a CBC synthesis of what that means to residents regarding the law.  Please take heed.  Protect yourself and the whole neighborhood by social distancing and practicing good handwashing and hygiene.

 

 

MARCH 16TH, 2020

Rather than panic shop, why not phone or send a note to your elderly neighbours asking if you can do their groceries for them, or walk them through how to order them online for pick-up.  Imagine being in their position – where getting groceries is already a daunting weekly task – and now knowing that they are the most at risk if they do venture out, and may find shelves empty.
Let’s be Canadian and take care of each other.

This poster is from WW1.

 

 

MARCH 13TH, 2020

It appears the virus has made it to Manitoba please take note of the following: If an individual develops a fever higher than 38 C (100.4 F), cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms at any time during the 14-day period, call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free), or call 911 if it is an emergency. Be sure to advise health officials about your travel and/ or exposure history. Call before showing up at an emergency room or a doctors office so they can put proper procedures in place.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, all Manitobans have a role to play in slowing its spread and minimizing its impact on the health-care system and in communities.
The provincial government has developed social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Manitoba. Information is being shared with key stakeholders about measures at government facilities including the Manitoba Legislative Building, the legislative building grounds and Memorial Park.
There are good sites to visit for information on this and sites with ridiculous information on them. For good information please visit: www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/index.html
PLEASE REFER TO THE CONTACT INFORMATION ABOVE FOR INQUIRES.