The COVID-19 health crisis has placed many of us out of our routines. We’re either inundated with work because our place of employment is an essential service during this critical time, or we are working from home (or at least trying), or we are trying to stay on top of our school assignments through e-learning, or if we were already at home, we are now accompanied by our kids and family members. Regardless, it’s a challenging time.
Perspective. It gives you a different outlook in your current situation. Being at home can be a wonderful thing, it’s kind of imposing upon us to slow down a little bit and look at life from a different angle.
Having said that, many of you have been sharing ideas of what we can do from home with our families. We’ve taken the liberty to put together a page of resources and we are hoping, through this platform, we can share ideas and help one another. It’s our community spirit.
Stay safe and healthy, and if you are doing something different at home, share it with us at [email protected]
Be sure to join the ISIJ of Toronto for our online-only programs. You can see our upcoming programs in our calendar (click here) and join us at jaffari.org/live
Set aside some time to do some Qur’an Journaling – seek inspiration and find resources by clicking here!
Exhibiting Flu-like Symptoms?
If you or anyone you may know is showing symptoms of COVID-19, it is strongly recommended to seek clinical assessment over the phone – either through calling TeleHealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or by calling your family physician and/or the York Region Public Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653. A new Self-Assessment Tool is also available. If you need additional assessment, you will be directed to in-person care options.
Physicians via Telemedicine
Mental Health Providers (via JSS)
Mental Health and Social Services Coordination: Registered Psychotherapist and Family Therapist – Sakina Qasim – PhD, RP
Work Cell: 647.298.1556
Email: [email protected]
Call your local dentist/optometrist/physio therapist and ask them for their revised hours during these times. Some care locations offer telerehab and telecommunication services via various software.
Government Economic Response Plan
Various Relief Services
Angels for COVID Relief – 1-888-239-1677
COVID-19 Helpline – 1-855-879-1919
WHO: Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak
10 ways you can protect your mental health during the pandemic. By Sr. Marzia Hassan
Manage Anxiety & Stress, Coping during COVID-19
SCOUTING AT HOME
It can be hard to take good care of yourself when your schedule is changed and you’re stuck at home. Here are some fun activities to help you stay healthy during this time. They can be adapted for youth of any age.