Shoppers LOVE. YOU. Run for Women

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

One in eight women will develop depression at some point in their lives, but roughly 1000 Regina residents come together to run or walk for women’s mental health.

 

REGINA – On Saturday, June, 1st, 2019 nearly 1000 will gather to run/walk in the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women. The event is held in 17 cities across Canada and has raised more than $6 million dollars since 2013.
Shoppers Drug Mart is a proud champion of putting women’s health first, helping those in the queen city since 2015, the Run for Women has raised over $100,000 for Family Service Regina’s Art for the Heart program. The program promotes emotional well-being for women who are in need of healing due to trauma; it allows for therapeutic self-expression through creative arts and crafts.

WHERE: Behind the TC Douglas Building- 3475 Albert Street, Regina, SK.
WHEN: June 1st, 2019
TIME: 8:30am
EVENTS:

  • 8:30 a.m.: 1K Little Steps
  • 8:55 a.m.: Welcome and Warm-up
  • 9:15 a.m.: 10K start
  • 9:30 a.m.: 5K start

WHO: Honourable Laura Ross to bring greetings.

We invite the media to attend the 1K Little Steps kick-off and the welcome and warm-up.

Refreshments, snacks and the coveted swag bag provided.

For more information contact,

Carissa Trenton, Communications & Fund Development
Family Service Regina CELL: 306-591-7751
ctrenton@familyserviceregina.com

88th AGM

Our Mission
Family Service Regina strengthens individuals, families and communities through responsive leadership and innovative programs and services.

Our Vision
Family Service Regina envisions a safe, inclusive and vibrant community in which all people are resilient, confident, and filled with hope.

The President and Board of Directors of
Family Service Regina
Cordially invite you to attend the
88th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Meeting to start @ 8:00 AM, Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Doors open at 7:30 AM, Breakfast to follow
At Family Service Regina – Suite 200, 1440 Broadway Avenue
Please RSVP by Wednesday June 12, 2019
To Shauna by phone: 306-757-6303
or email: schegwin@familyserviceregina.com

The Board and Staff of Family Service Regina would like to thank you for your continued support.

Without A Mirror

“It wasn’t until the pain of my present drove me to the pain of my past that I had the courage to look within and deal with it.”

Great Canadian Giving Challenge

This June we’re challenging you to get charitable as part of the #GivingChallengeCA ! Every dollar donated until Canada Day automatically enters us to win $10,000. Which will allow us to extend our walk-in counselling hours. This would impact an additional 210 individuals, families or children who’re in need of immediate support.

How are you getting charitable this month?

 

 

Regina- Shoppers LOVE. YOU. Run for Women

Just in case you missed it, the 2017 Regina- Shoppers LOVE. YOU. Run for women was a HUGE success! With the help of our community and Shoppers Drug Mart we were able to raise an astounding $30,000! Thanks to everyone who ran for women’s mental health.

Resilience – Leslie, 53

“It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return.

I guess I never really liked myself because others didn’t really like me. That was and is the lesson. I am LOVE.

Be gentle, love yourself.”

– Leslie, 53

Empower Resilience. Support Victims and Survivors of Crime #VictimsWeek

Creating Solutions Together

There are times in life when everyone needs a little extra support. Family Service Regina offers counselling services wrapped in a safe and supportive environment for a variety of concerns that may be causing you or your family difficulty, our certified counsellors can encourage you to gain insight and discover your own potential while you move through struggling with a problem to discovering new directions and possibilities.

You may want help with your personal growth and self-esteem, be experiencing parenting or relationship challenges and conflict, struggling with mental health issues or have an addiction that is out of control.

 

We’re here to support you through:

 

  • Couples therapy/relationship counselling
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Depression, anxiety, stress or worry
  • Domestic Violence
  • Anger management and conflict resolution
  • Trauma, including sexual or physical assult or abuse
  • Grief, separation and loss
  • Self-injuring behaviors
  • Personal growth

 

What we talk about during counselling is confidential. This builds trust and will help you to explore difficult problems safely.

If you are wondering whether counselling is right for you, please contact us at 306-757-6675.  We can put your mind at ease and resolve your questions over the phone- you are free to ask whatever you want.

Family Service Regina offers free 60-minute walk-in counselling services on Mondays starting at 12:00pm & Thursdays at 1:00pm. You just need to show up! First come, first served.

Finding Balance in a Wired World

 

Our children learn how to use cell phones, video games, iPads, Kindles and other technological devices by watching us, their parents, so it’s up to us to model healthy habits, find balance with activity and technology and ultimately avoid being so absorbed in our devices that we miss our kids’ bids for attention.

We’ve all seen that mom texting, taking selfies and snapchatting at the playground while her three year old is calling out to her “mom, mom, mom look” we’ve also maybe been that parent. We upload a photo on Instagram or Facebook of our kids at the park- in real time, answer texts, answer emails and check our “likes”. The thing is, our kids notice, they’re watching us, watching our phones.

 

3 Things You Can Do to Change that, Starting Today.

 

Be a role model. Set an example by using tech the way that you want them to use it. Many parents feel they need to be accessible to their jobs. But that’s not realistic, set boundaries for work and family time, keep cell phones away from the dinner table, be fully present with your kids while you’re at the park and turn the TV off when it’s not being watched.

 

Set limits. Establish technology time limits www.healthychildren.org offers a quick easy way to create a personalized family media plan and offers a recommended “media time calculator” based on your children’s ages.

 

Use tech together. Watch, play, and listen with your kids. Sharing your thoughts, opinions and values regarding the content can be great teaching moments.

 

Remember, our children should never feel as though they have to compete with devices for our attention.

Careers for social good: Finding real career fulfillment

 

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi.

A career at a not-for-profit human services agency is a great way to dedicate yourself to serving others, it provides you with an opportunity to get more involved with your community and make a direct and positive impact in the lives of those with who we share it with.

 

Why Work at a Not-for-Profit Human Services Agency?

 

Because you actually want to get up and come to work

Unlike a job in the corporate world, human service not-for-profit agencies offer work that enables you to utilize your education and professional skills but also delivers soul-feeding, meaningful outcomes. Encouraging you to strive to make a difference, and guaranteeing you’ll feel good about the work that you do.

The office culture is WAY better

Employees of human services agencies collaborate easily, you are all working for an organization because you believe you are making a difference in the world, you all believe in the mission and direction of the organization and you have a shared passion for the work that the group does. Not-for-profit agencies also offer more flexible working conditions, such as flexible scheduling, contract work, job sharing, leaves of absence, and health benefits.

There’s always an opportunity to advance or change careers

Working for a non-profit human service agency often means that you wear many hats. At one point or another, you’ll job share. Whether it’s helping a colleague with their workload or volunteering for one of the organizations events, it all leads to diverse experience within the agency and opens doors to advance into another role.

You literally change lives and see it first-hand

All not-for-profit human services professions are important in promoting social good and helping people in need. The goal of most human service organizations, including Family Service Regina is to strengthen individuals, families and communities through responsive leadership and innovative programs. Leading to a safe, inclusive and vibrant community in which all people are resilient, confident and filled with hope. How lucky are we? We get to witness the positive impact we make, just by coming to work every day.

If you’d like to spend your days feeling good, helping people, working for a cause or otherwise doing something extraordinary to improve your community, working at a not-for-profit human service agency is definitely for you.

Staff Spotlight: Colleen Barss, Counsellor

Colleen is passionate about investing in others and developing relationships that dig deeper than just the surface level. Her passion for people was discovered while working as a hairdresser and learning about her clients. Colleen set out on a journey to find a career that would utilize her skills and qualities while providing a service to others and decided to pursue social work- obtaining her Masters and a full-time position with Family Service Regina in 2004.

“I did my practicum under Ray at FSR when I received my bachelors in social work in 1995, I was hired to coordinate workshops in 1996 and held that position until I returned to the U of R for my Masters in 2001.” said Colleen.

When she’s not striving to make clients feel comfortable, you can find Colleen singing in choirs, gardening and spending quality time with her with her husband, children and grandchildren. Learn more Colleen in our Staff Spotlight:

 

  1. What personal style or experience, do you uniquely bring to counselling?

Well, I have three years of experience and training in Somatic Experiencing. Somatic Experiencing is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. The SE approach enables individuals to LEAN IN and release traumatic shock, which is key to transforming anything from PTSD to the wounds of emotional and early developmental trauma.

 

  1. What do you have to know to be a good counsellor?

Probably that you need to be interested and adaptable, you have to figure out what the individual needs and do it their way. It’s also important to have your own eclectic style and commit to life-long learning.

 

  1. What are three words that describe you?

I’d say I’m patient, flexible and interested in learning.

 

  1. What characteristic do you most admire in others?

Honesty and integrity are the most important qualities to me.

 

  1. What is your favorite food in the whole world?

Salad! I love salad, salads are interesting, you can have cranberries and pecans on one, or egg and chicken in another, it’s weird, but I love salad.