The Overcoming Obstacles Handbook – Regina, SK edition

Local resources. Inspiring stories. Good advice.

Whether it’s physical, financial, professional or pyschological, obstacles come in all shapes and sizes. And no matter who you are, everybody goes through tough times in their lives.

Lifestyle Citizens’ founder Josh Martin was 28 years old when he experienced his biggest obstacle yet: an aggressive form of leukemia. He survived, and although it was a gruelling ordeal, having cancer taught him a lot about resilience and overcoming whatever obstacles life throws our way.

Inspired by his journey, the Overcoming Obstacles Handbook is a free collection of real-life stories, practical advice and local resources in the Regina community geared at helping people overcome obstacles.

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Community Resources

One of the most important lessons Josh learned from his health crisis was the importance of community. Whether it was accessing peer support programs, using the Cancer Society’s shuttle service to get to appointments or tapping into educational materials from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, community resources played a big role in his success.

Whatever obstacle you face in life — personally, professionally or otherwise — be sure to consider the resources available in your community. Fortunately, the Regina area boasts all kinds of organizations and programs focused on helping folks overcome a variety of obstacles.

Below, you’ll find information about some of them. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but it will hopefully give you a flavour of the kinds of resources available in your own backyard.

Mental health

Mobile Crisis Services
(24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention)
Mobile crisis helpline: 306-757-0127
Suicide helpline: 306-525-5333
http://www.mobilecrisis.ca/

Adult mental health clinic
http://www.rqhealth.ca/department/mental-health/adult-mental-health-clinics

Child mental health clinic
http://www.rqhealth.ca/departments/child-and-youth

Canadian Mental Health Association
http://cmharegina.com/

Addiction treatment centre
http://www.rqhealth.ca/department/addiction-services/addiction-services-in-regina

Grief therapists in Regina
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/grief/sk/regina

Anxiety therapists in Regina
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/anxiety/sk/regina?sid=1540899789.1865_12560

Depression therapists in Regina
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/depression/sk/regina?sid=1540899789.1865_12560

Physical health

Canadian Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/contact-us/?region=sk

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
http://www.saskcancer.ca/

Alzheimer Society of Canada – Saskatchewan
http://alzheimer.ca/en/sk

Cathedral Centre for Wellness
http://www.cathedralwellness.ca/index.html

Seniors services
http://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support/seniors-services

Find a physiotherapist in Saskatchewan
http://saskphysio.org/find-a-physiotherapist

Women, children and family

Family Service Regina
https://familyserviceregina.com/

Regina Food Bank
https://reginafoodbank.ca/

YMCA of Regina
http://regina.ymca.ca/

Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan
https://www.ldas.org/

Shelters

SOFIA House
(shelters and services for families that have experienced domestic violence)
http://sofiahouse.ca/

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission
(food, shelter, clothing, youth, women’s addictions)
https://www.shrmsk.com/

Financial and employment

Credit Counselling Saskatchewan
https://www.nomoredebts.org/canada/saskatchewan/credit-counselling.html

Credit Counselling Society
https://www.nomoredebts.org/office-locations/sk/regina

Regina Open Door Society
(Career counselling, employment workshops)
https://rods.sk.ca/pages/employment-services

Work Prep Centre
http://workprep.ca/

Newcomer services

Regina Immigrant Women Centre
http://www.reginaiwc.ca/

Immigrant Services
http://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/moving-to-saskatchewan/immigrating-to-saskatchewan

Regina Open Door Society
https://rods.sk.ca/

Newcomer Welcome Centre
https://reginanewcomercentre.ca/contact

Helping others overcome obstacles

Want to help others in your community overcome obstacles? Here are some local opportunities to consider:

Volunteer Regina
(volunteer opportunities)
https://volunteerregina.ca/

Blood donor clinics
(for nearby clinics, search “Regina”)
https://www.blood.ca/en

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Regina and Area
https://bbbsregina.ca/

Habitat for Humanity Regina
https://habitatregina.ca/