Middlesex County’s female politicians are raising concerns about rural women experiencing increased mental health challengesOntario asks for COVID help — but here, burnout and isolation amid the provincewide lockdownreport says.
Middlesex County Council’s women’s caucus, female politicians who banded together to support rural women amid the COVID-19 pandemic, aims to create awareness of the rural area’s support services and encourage those in need to access them.
“The overwhelming theme from women across the county was they’re burnt outThe province to work toward creating a task force to,” said Thames Centre Deputy Mayor Kelly ElliottThe plan is to inoculate 6,000 people.. “Whether it’s caring for their kids or their aging parents, balancing work and homeschoolingare open to Canadian residents, who have to self-isolate upon entering., or just the stress of parenting in a pandemic . . . it felt like a lot of them were hanging on by a thread.”
Elliott said beyond educating residents about what resources are availableauthorPageUrl, the group also aims to tackle the stigma around asking for help.