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Healthy Food Program

*Deadline to register is October 9th, 2020. The Healthy Food Program is for families with school aged children from Kindergarten to Grade 12. 35 recipient families will be provided a pack of healthy school snacks, fruit and non-perishables, weekly from October 19th...

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Thoughts on mindful parenting on a “snow day”

Here in Victoria a “snow day” is a very special event. It is a day when snow falls and shuts down our city. Now I am not going to lie to the rest of you out there – this is not the kind of snow that would shut down most cities. People in Montreal and Toronto would be laughing pretty hard at the idea of a snow day for so little snow, but here on our island “snow day” is special. It is unique, short-lived and an opportunity.

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Liz & Azalea

Liz and Azalea’s story is a testament to the love of a mother for her daughter. Two years ago, their journey together brought them from very difficult circumstances in Vancouver to live in Victoria, where Liz believes she can best provide a bright future for...

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Tom – A Peer Helper’s Story

A little over two years ago, a friend told me I could donate some of my late mother’s clothing and household things to the Single Parent Resource Centre. I remember thinking “The what?” And wasn’t this place an eye opener: busy, positive and clear sense of purpose. On...

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Try Moodgym for free!

This year at 1Up we added the opportunity for members to access a program that developed in Australia called Moodgym. “Moodgym is an interactive self-help program designed to help users prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.” (https://moodgym.com.au/)....

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Mental Health Resources – Part 3

PODCASTS Hello friends! Although some restrictions have recently been lifted, many of us are still facing challenges such as isolation, stress and anxiety as a result of measures we must take to protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19. If you find yourself...

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Mental Health Resources – Part 2

Apps Hello friends!  Although some restrictions have been lifted recently, many of us are still facing challenges such as isolation, stress and anxiety as a result of measures we must take to protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19.  If you find...

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Mental Health Resources – Part 1

Websites Hello friends!  Although some restrictions have been lifted recently, many of us are still facing challenges such as isolation, stress and anxiety as a result of measures we must take to protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19.  If you find...

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Food for thought and wellbeing

Sarah Downey, Executive Director Being a single parent comes with financial challenges, to begin with, let alone with a global pandemic at hand! Since 1978, 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre has served the evolving needs of single-parent families in Greater...

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Building routines when staying at home

Lesley McNeely, Counsellor and Educational Coordinator Have you been feeling a little edgy, restless, or out of control? You are not the only one. As our daily lives and routines have been disrupted we have trouble marking the changing days and weeks (Is anyone else...

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