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.
Looking for a print version of the Overcoming Obstalces Handbook? Purchase your copy here ($10)
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.
Mobile Crisis Services
(24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention)
Mobile crisis helpline: 306-757-0127
Suicide helpline: 306-525-5333
Adult mental health clinic
Child mental health clinic
Canadian Mental Health Association
Addiction treatment centre
Grief therapists in Regina
Anxiety therapists in Regina
Depression therapists in Regina
Canadian Cancer Society
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Alzheimer Society of Canada – Saskatchewan
Cathedral Centre for Wellness
Find a physiotherapist in Saskatchewan
Women, children and family
Family Service Regina
Regina Food Bank
YMCA of Regina
Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan
(shelters and services for families that have experienced domestic violence)
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission
(food, shelter, clothing, youth, women’s addictions)
Financial and employment
Credit Counselling Saskatchewan
Credit Counselling Society
Regina Open Door Society
(Career counselling, employment workshops)
Work Prep Centre
Regina Immigrant Women Centre
Regina Open Door Society
Newcomer Welcome Centre
Helping others overcome obstacles
Want to help others in your community overcome obstacles? Here are some local opportunities to consider:
Blood donor clinics
(for nearby clinics, search “Regina”)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Regina and Area
Habitat for Humanity Regina