Monthly Archives: May 2013

Twitter T-shirt giveaway rules & privacy policy


Starting Tuesday, May 14th, we will be launching our weekly T-shirt giveaways on Twitter. In order to be eligible to win, please read the following rules and privacy policy:

Good luck!

Shepell∙fgi Twitter T-shirt Giveaway (the “Giveaway”)

Twitter contest rules1. Giveaway Description The Giveaway provides an opportunity for Contestants to win a free Shepell∙fgi T-shirt by following and retweeting the Giveaway tweet on Twitter.

2. How to Enter

Contestants can enter by following @Shepellfgi and retweeting the Giveaway tweet on Twitter.

Only one (1) entry per person for the T-shirt Giveaway is allowed during the Contest Period. Multiple entries will be discarded. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are reproduced, falsified, altered or tampered with in …

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Stress is not just a problem for adults


Stress and kids

Sure, kids may not have mortgages to pay, debts to manage, marriages to work on or any of the number of day-to-day issues that adults face, but that doesn’t mean they don’t suffer from unhealthy amounts of stress.

Children face a number of stressful situations, often in a short time-span, like doing well in school, making friends, or living up to parental expectations. And let’s not forget other life events like parents getting a divorce, moving to a new neighbourhood, or accepting a new sibling into the family.

Often times, because we don’t expect young children to face stressful adult situations, we miss the signs that a child is suffering.

Signs that your child is stressed out

  • Very young
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How should I talk to my children about my mental health?


How Should I Talk To My Children About My Mental Health?The only constant to parenting is the challenge of navigating the issues, transitions, and crises. Communication about schedules, vacations, and routine activities set the rhythm for a family. Stress brought on by change can interrupt this rhythm and communication can become strained.

With statistics showing that 1 in 5 Canadians will develop a mental health issue in their lifetime, those parents affected struggle with how to talk to their children, often experiencing feelings of shame, guilt, or embarrassment.

These isolating feelings may lead parents to mask their symptoms from their children in an attempt to protect the established family dynamic. It is not easy to start a conversation with your children about something as challenging as your mental health. However, …

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What is video counselling?


What is Video CounsellingReaching out for help should be easy, convenient and accessible. With video counselling, it is! Even for those with limited technical know-how, accessing counselling through your computer from the comfort of your own home appeals to many people for many reasons.

Forget about juggling schedules and finding a therapist who works after hours! Video counselling fits to your lifestyle and works for everyone’s busy schedule. If you live in a remote area where counsellors are few and far between, video counselling brings professional support right to your front door. And if mobility is an issue, all you need is a computer, an Internet connection and a webcam and you’re all set.

For others who feel uncomfortable with face-to-face therapy, …

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