Upcoming Events to Support Mental Health and Wellness
As we continue to adjust to the new realities of family life during the COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to share some upcoming free online events that can help provide additional information to support mental health and wellness.
For Parents and Other Adults:
- Self-care is incredibly important. Looking for a quick chance to unwind near the end of the week? Join the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities every Friday from 12:30 to 1:00 pm for Quick Resilience: A Weekly Dose of Self-Care for Immediate Relief.
- The George Mason University Center for Psychological Services is hosting a workshop series on Mental Health and Wellness During COVID-19 on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm. Join them here...password CPSworkshop.
- Resilience and Maintaining a Positive Mood, Monday, April 20 at 6:00 pm
- Mindfulness, Monday, April 27 at 6:00 pm
- The Women’s Center is hosting a Mindful Life: Resiliency and Parenting during Unprecedented Household Disruption webinar on Tuesday, April 14 from 12:00 to 12:45 pm. This webinar is focused on managing relationships in the family when stuck in the home around the clock together.
- NOVA Southeatern University's Shark Chats is offering a free webinar on Coping with COVID19: Mental Health Tips for Children and Families. The webinar will discuss 1) family communication in a time of crisis, 2) developing and maintaining a positive family structure, and 3) balancing work and family life. The webinar will occur on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Register here.
- Our Minds Matter, a program of the Josh Anderson Foundation, hosts a weekly meeting for teens to connect with peers and participate in activities focused on self-care and resources. The Virtual Wellness Wednesdays occur every Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Click here to join the meeting.
For Teens, Young Adults, and Parents:
- The Virginia Family Network’s Family and Youth Leadership Summit is on Saturday, May 16, beginning at 9:30 am. The event will focus on promoting youth and parent/caregiver voice in mental health service delivery through knowledge, skills, and networking.
Healthy Minds would love to hear from you!Many families are trying their own creative ideas at home to keep children active and engaged. Please consider sharing any of your ideas and they may get posted in a future Healthy Minds blog.
What you should know:
How to take care of your child(ren) during the COVID-19 outbreak | available in Korean, Chinese, Amharic, and Spanish
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