Feeling Helpless Lately?

April 23 2020

For many who are working in essential services, you are making a difference everyday on the front lines and we are very grateful for your service. For those of us who may be working remotely and staying home, we may feel helpless, like we aren’t making a difference during this pandemic. While these feelings may be arising, alone with anxiety or loneliness, you can access these great, remote, services from members in our Network  to chat with a counsellor or a peer advisor.  We’ve also gathered a few ideas if you’re looking for a different way to help the fight against COVID-19. Please remember, by staying home and practicing social distancing, YOU ARE helping to battle this pandemic.

Here are a few other ways that might help you feel helpful during these times:

Practice compassion with yourself and others

A few quotes from the Catholic Health Association of Manitoba that may help during this time

Donate Blood follow the criteria here

Make conscious choices when purchasing necessary items

Here are some options to support our local economy and small businesses

If you’re healthy and want to volunteer. Here are a few ways that you can help at this time:

Shared Health Manitoba

Manitoba Harvest

Help Next Door MB

Many of our organizations are working hard to provide assistance to those in need right now while also facing difficult financial times. Here’s another way that you can support COVID-19 initiatives.


Aulneau Renewal Centre

St. Boniface Hospital Foundation



Sara Riel


Ste Rose Health Centre

In the end, there are a myriad of ways that you can support the fight against COVID-19, we wanted to share a few that we have come across, in this difficult time, you may also be feeling overwhelmed so please know- If you are able to stay home and stay healthy-you are doing enough.


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