Shoppers Drug Mart debuts stress management program
Drug store chain Shoppers Drug Mart has introduced a free mental health program in collaboration with SilverCloud Health intended to help consumers cope with stress resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The “virtual stress management program” can be accessed via a smartphone, tablet or computer at <http://www.shoppersdrugmart.ca> until June 15. The program combines cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness techniques divided into eight modules focusing on resilience and changing negative thinking patterns.
“Our purpose is helping Canadians live life well, and these days that means more than ever,” said Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart. “With health and financial concerns, isolation and anxiety rising, this program is designed to treat stress with modern approaches. Hopefully, it brings people peace of mind and possibly gives them and the healthcare system some relief at a time when both are burdened.”