Do you have a health concern but you’re not sure where to go for help? Call Health Link (dial 811) to connect with health care professionals including registered nurses, dieticians, dementia specialists and mental health and rehabilitation clinicians.
Through this free telephone advice line, they’ll help determine the best care for your individual situation. You could be referred to after-hour clinics and services, family doctor offices or urgent care centres.
If you’re experiencing a life-threatening condition, call 911.
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Alberta PCNs offer free health workshops and activities to help you better manage your physical and mental health.
Workshop topics include:
– smoking cessation
– mental health
– dietitian advice
– grief support
– diabetes management
– exercise classes
– and more!
Go to https://bit.ly/3iBm9mW to find online or in person workshops available to you.
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As we head into Fall Prevention Month, it’s important to remember falls don’t discriminate-they can happen to anyone at any time.
A simple accident like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor can change your life.
A broken bone can lead to more serious health problems and long-term disability for older adults.
The good news is that most falls are preventable. There are a number of things you can do to reduce your risk of falling, including:
✅ Exercising regularly
✅ Maintaining a healthy diet
✅ Have your eyes and ears tested
✅ Wearing proper footwear
✅ Having your home assessed for bathroom design, lighting, floors and surfaces, and grab bars
Talk to your family doctor if you are worried about falling or someone in your life falling. Your doctor can help suggest other steps to help prevent future falls.
Mental health is often misunderstood and can be difficult to talk about, but it is important to remember it is manageable.
Here are a few resources individuals and families in Alberta can access to receive support for #MentalHealth concerns:
- Alberta PCNs have a variety of resources including mental health workshops, social worker support and mental health professionals. Talk to your family doctor to learn more.
- @Anxiety_Canada promotes awareness of anxiety disorders and increases access to evidence-based resources and treatment.
- @CMHA Canadian Mental Health Association delivers free mental health programs, services, education and support for individuals and families.
- @Albertahealthservice Access Mental Health offers non-urgent information, consultation and referrals for individuals with addiction and/or mental health concerns.
Talk to your family doctor if you or someone you know is struggling with their #MentalHealth.