Wellness Resources

Taking Care of your Mental Health

Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program
AbilitiCBT is a new digital therapy program available to all Manitobans experiencing low to mid symptoms of anxiety due to the pandemic.
manitoba.ca/covid19/bewell/virtualtherapy.html

Youth QuaranTEEN Support Line
Call: 204-792-2277, lines open Monday to Saturday from 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Text: 431-400-4552

Kids Help Phone
Call 1-800-668-6868 | Text CONNECT to 686868
kidshelpphone.ca

Mental Health Commission of Canada
Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
www.mentalhealthcommission.ca
www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/covid19

Canadian Mental Health Association
Winnipeg Mental Health Resources

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Talking to children/youth about COVID-19

Wellness Together Canada
These tools and resources can help Canadians with the significant strain that Covid-19 has placed on them. Included are modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues.

Canadian Centre for Child Protection
With school closures due to Covid-19, children may have more unrestricted time online. Visit this site for online safety considerations and other helpful resources.

ST. MARY'S ACADEMY
Guidance Counsellors

Mrs. Dana Sigurdson is available for grades 9 to 12 students and families.
204-478-6044
dsigurdson@smamb.ca

Mrs. Dawn Bohonos is available for grades 7 and 8 students and families.
204-477-0244 ext. 414
dbohonos@smamb.ca

Spiritual Guidance
Sr. Michelle Garlinski, SNJM
204-478-6036
mgarlinski@smamb.ca

Mrs. Joanne Steeves
204-478-6045
jsteeves@smamb.ca

Resource Teacher
Mrs. Christine Dado
204-477-0244 ext. 239
cdado@smamb.ca

Academic Advisor
Ms. Lindsey Fennell
204-478-6039
lfennell@smamb.ca

Podcast

In today’s uncertain times of heightened anxiety as we face COVID-19, this special podcast series offers listeners hands-on advice, tools and strategies to foster well-being in all corners of life. Featuring thought-provoking and informative conversations between mental health experts, advocates and celebrities to help empower youth, educators and families with tools to help support their well-being and the well-being of their community. Hosted by Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.

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From the President to Students

On April 23, Mrs. Connie Yunyk (Scerbo '77), SMA President, addressed students via Livestream. Mrs. Yunyk shared a message of understanding, encouragement and hope with students. 

 

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Visit the Academy Virtually 

Around the Academy

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Take a virtual walk around different areas of our campus. 

Holy Names Chapel

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Sit in quiet prayer and contemplation in Holy Names Chapel.

Yoga

Nurture your spirit, mind and body as alumna and Certified Yoga Teacher, Larissa Yunyk '08, guides you through yoga class. Namaste. 

Restorative Class

This 30-minute restorative class will help provide physical and mental balance. The class is gentle and is great for any level of ability. 

 

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Slow Flow Class

This 30-minute slow flow class is great for beginners and experienced yogis. The gentle rhythm in this class will get your heart rate up.

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Spiritual Wellbeing

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Sacred Space
Online prayer space. Scripture posted daily with on-screen guidance.

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Upper Room Prayer Ministry
Request a prayer and others around the globe will pray with you,

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Bible App
Get the YouVersion Bible App for your smartphone at no charge. 

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Music
YouTube Channel with inspirational music. 

 

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Strong in the Face of Turbulence
Published in April by the Vatican. This document contains a variety of prayers of the Church, reflections and Homilies from Pope Francis. 

Recipes

Provided by Mrs. Deb May, Foods and Nutrition Teacher

Explore Online

ManitobaMuseum@Home is a virtual experience capturing the history of Manitoba, the science that explains our world and the wonders of the universe, all from the comfort of your home.

WAG@Home shares art-related content that people can admire from afar, such as My Daily Art.

CMHR has created a new guided virtual tour, and made a number of children’s activities and other content available at ‘Explore the Museum from Home'.

One of the online highlights are the 360-degree cockpit tours that allow the visitor to ‘sit’ in the cockpit or cargo hold of many of the museums aircraft from the comfort of home.

Check out this museum's online artifact collection.