Take care of your physical and mental health in this time of stress.
For those who don’t know me yet, I am Erin Howell Sharpe, women’s advocate for Unifor Local 506 in New Brunswick.
I am making up a list of resources to have on hand that can help us all through this trying time.
I know many families are without daycare and some partners may be without work at all. I will do my best to update this list as I find new resources.
If anyone in local 506 needs more help to access local resources, please contact me directly anything to do with Women’s Advocate business is fully confidential. I do not share who contacted me or what resources were needed. I am always a safe person with a safe space to chat. Erin.email@example.com 506-647-8882 (call or text please leave a voicemail if I am unable to answer the phone)
These will be most urgently used links and phone numbers:
Http://www.evisitnb.ca (free online consultation with doctor for minor ailments and for mental health. Currently free for NB residents with valid medicare.)
https://getmaple.ca/shopperscanada-fghaeignifaoeif/ (Shoppers Drug Mart offering free online doctor consults for minor ailments March 16-23)
If you need a prescription renewed, call your doctor and they will call it in to the pharmacy. If you do not have a family doctor, see the above links.
Our EFAP (employee and family assistance plan) is also free and confidential to access:
Regular resources: 1-844-880-9142
Traumatic event support: 1-888-667-6328
If you are having a mental health crisis and do not want to go to the hospital please reach out here:
Suicide prevention call 1-833-456-4566 24/7/365 or text “Start” to 45645 5pm-1am AT
Children and youth can contact kids help phone: https://kidshelpphone.ca for live chat and resources, phone 1-800-668-6868 or text “connect” to 686868
If anyone or their family needs to apply for emergency EI here is an article with Links and instructions:
Thanks so much,
Erin Howell Sharpe
Unifor Local 506