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We believe that your brain is the most powerful tool you have. A fit mind is exercised regularly, using tactics like positive self-talk, focus, visualization, proper sleep hygiene, and mindfulness.

- Shaun Francis

We understand that for many people, it can be difficult not to let the fear surrounding COVID-19 get to you—especially when you’re holed up at home. Take a break from all the Googling and streaming to discover how our virtual Mental Well-being offerings can help you weather the storm.

Mental health

We know that mental well-being is a critical component of overall wellness, but sometimes we need a little help along the way. If you’re struggling with depression, stress management, attention and concentration, self-esteem, relationship management, workplace challenges, personal life situations or your decision-making ability, we’re here to help—in-person or virtually.

Mind health

Whether you’re feeling isolated or alone during this time of social distancing, are experiencing heightened anxiety or just want to reach out and talk to someone who can offer some coping mechanisms, our team of medical health professionals and health coaches are here to offer care.

In addition to daily mindful meditation sessions, breathing sessions or yoga on your Instagram account (@medcanlivewell), Medcan is offering 30-minute Mind Health sessions—over the phone or virtually—to arm you with valuable tips and tools for coping, managing and refocusing during this difficult and uncertain time.

Annual Health Assessment: Mind Station

An important component of the Annual Health Assessment, our Mind Station uses an evidence-based digital tool that assesses cognition and memory to provide clients with a better understanding of their mind health. This, paired with a thoughtful consultation with a Medcan therapist, lends important insights into mind health without the commitment of multiple therapy sessions, and can determine if further interventions may be beneficial for optimal well-being.

Designed by Cambridge Brain Sciences, the digitally derived test measures your level of cognitive function as it relates to episodic memory, attention, executive function and working memory. A report is generated at the end of the assessment that categorizes and ranks outcome based on your age and gender. A description of the cognitive measure and classification of percentile rank is also provided.

Following your assessment, you’ll meet with a therapist to review the results and discuss insights, strategies and resources to plan a path forward. You’ll learn what may be getting in the way of optimal performance, as well as tactics to improve your focus, cognition, planning and ability to process and retain complex information. If support is required beyond your assessment, the therapist will arrange necessary appointments within our in-house team of multidisciplinary mental health clinicians—either in-person or virtually.

Keeping communities healthy

See what else we’re doing to keep communities safe throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Ep. 5: Mini-Episode: The Social Distancing Workout Guide

How do you work out when you’re self-isolating? It’s an important question. Even if social distancing has you trapped inside, exercise is important for immune function and mood. It’s also the secret to a good night’s sleep.

We are supporting clients 7 days a week, both in person and virtually—at our physical Year-Round Care clinic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and virtually from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

So long as you’re connected to WiFi, you can use your smartphone, computer or tablet to see a Medcan physician or health professional – regardless of where you’re located.

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