Sunday , 26 September 2021

PCN offers Happiness Basics workshop and Youth Wellness Clinic in Vermilion

The Kalyna Country Primary Care Network (PCN) at Midtown Medical Clinic in Vermilion hosts several ongoing programs, and has a Happiness Basics workshop coming up in February.

The online classes run for an hour and a half and are meant for anyone over 18 years of age.

“They teach skills to boost your mood and overall happiness,” said Nurse Practitioner, Lynette Adamson.

She said they are targeted for anyone and the cost is free, but there is a limit of 20 people per session.

“These classes have been shown to improve mood and energy levels. They are based on positive psychology which is aimed at making normal life more fulfilling,” said Adamson.

This workshop is not suitable for people experiencing severe anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts, but not to worry – the PCN offers an ongoing Youth Wellness Program that addresses concerns of anxiety, depression, ADHD, etc.

This program is available for anyone up to 21 years of age in Vermilion or throughout the PCN. A nurse practitioner can diagnose and treat mental health concerns as well as refer people to other resources for counselling or other supports.

“Again the cost is free, and it is for people who are looking for ways to relieve their stress and promote overall well-being,” said Adamson.

“It’s important to be aware of how you are feeling and your mental wellness because that has a huge impact on your overall health.”

Evening classes will begin Wednesday’s from February 3-24 from 6:00–7:30 pm while daytime classes will run Thursday’s from February 4-25 from 10:00-11:30am.

You can call 1-800-370-1697 to book an appointment. The PCN has clinics in Vermilion, Vegreville, Viking, Killam, Tofield, and Hardisty as well as remote services available in Irma, Marwayne, Innisfree and Dewberry. For more information you can visit kalynapcn.ca

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