Escape

It is now more important than ever to decompress and feel the support of those around you. This page is dedicated to giving nurses a break from the rigors of the job during this time of heightened stress, workload and anxiety.

Please enjoy these videos, quotes and activities. If you have suggestions for items that could be added to this page to improve user experience, please email them to nsnu.office [at] nsnu.ca.


An Ode to NSNU Nurses

Watch more music videos dedicated to NSNU nurses

Keep in Touch

It is important during this time that we keep in touch with our loved ones. Here are a few free video chatting services for you to use.

Zoom - Zoom How-To

Facebook Messenger - Messenger How-To

FaceTime (Apple Only) - FaceTime How-To

Tips for Dealing with COVID-19 Anxiety

Prioritize your self care routine

Avoid excessive consumption of the media

Focus on things you can control, like handwashing and social distancing

Talk to friends and family on calls and texts

Eat well, stay hydrated and get enough sleep

Practice meditation

Distract yourself with games, books and movies

Notice your feelings and written them down

Exercise to get out of your head

Keep busy doing things you enjoy, like music, crafts, or learning


Escape - Holiday Edition!


Holidays can be stressful even under normal circumstances. As we aim to enjoy our traditions this year, we have new challenges to navigate to keep our loved ones safe and healthy.

We could all use some peace and relaxation this holiday season. With that in mind, please enjoy these winter and holiday themed videos, melodies, recipes, poems and more, and have a very happy, safe and healthy holiday season.


"The simple act of caring is heroic." - Edward Albert


 

Movies

Stream new releases

Rather than delay new releases, production companies have teamed up with streaming services to release new movies to the public. Use your existing accounts to rent 2020 films on platforms like Apple TV, HBO Go and Disney+.

Check out this list for more films you can screen from home.

Reading

Read free e-Books

E-book website Scribd offers a 30-day free trial with access to their online library. Their website includes a wide array of books, magazines and audiobooks for all audiences. Visit this website and settle in for a good read.


"Nurses - one of the few blessings of being ill." – Sara Moss-Wolfe


 

Stronger together

Canada’s best and brightest banded together to show support for Food Banks Canada’s $150-million coronavirus campaign in Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble, a TV special packed with Canuck celebrity appearances and musical performances.

Watch the full event online

Canada Together

#CanadaTogether

#CanadaTogether is a national initiative to inspire, educate & engage Canadians
as we band together during these times. Whether it’s news, financial assistance, or tips for entertaining kids, you’ve come to the right place!

Visit #CanadaTogether

one world

On Saturday, April 18th, artists from around the world came together for an online concert to celebrate COVID-19 workers. The music and showcases of people working on the front lines came together to create a special event that honours the human spirit, resilience, and generosity. Please enjoy the One World: Together at Home special at the link below.  

One World: Together At Home Special to Celebrate COVID-19 Workers


“Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed” – Dale Carnegie



“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer



"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." - Orison Swett Marden



CFNU Canadian Labour Congress