|Wellness Together Canada||
Wellness Together Canada offers the following at no cost to Canadians:
1. Wellness self-assessment and tracking.
2. Self guided courses, apps, and other resources.
3. Group coaching and community of support.
4. Counselling by text or phone.
|Mindbeacon||Free (for Ontario Residents) digital mental health supports, from face-to-face live therapy, therapist-guided programs, instant crisis support and free resources|
|Article Dealing with survivor’s Guilt and COVID-19||
With others struggling, feeling guilty about being fortunate in your own circumstances is normal.
|Resources: Canadian Government Connects Canadians with Mental Wellness Support||
Connecting Canadians to peer support workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls, making it credible information and help address mental health and substance use issues
|Article: Mental health tips for working from home||Government of Canada – This fact sheet offers tips to help address isolation and loneliness some employees may experience while working from home.|
|Article: Improving your mental health||Government of Canada – Information on mental health and ways to improve it at work and in your daily life. Also find out which factors protect or put it at risk.|
|Resource Tool: Bounce Back Ontario||Canadian Mental Health Association – free, guided self- program effective in helping those experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable, or angry|
|Hope for Wellness Helpline:||1-855-242-3310 Indigenous peoples can call immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention across Canada (available in some Indigenous languages). Live web chat is also available.|
|Talk 4 Healing:||1-855-554-4325 Indigenous women can get help, support, and resources 24/7, with services in 14 languages by calling or texting. Live web chat is also available.|
|ConnexOntario:||1-866-531-2600 – Adults and frontline workers who are dealing with the realities of COVID-19 can call for mental health, addictions, and problem gambling support.|
|Online Course – Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During Covid-19||U of T – A new online course launched by a psychology professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough …designed to help people to learn some skills in order to avoid a lot of the anxiety they’re facing, and how they can find ways to better control it.|
|Article Canadian Government Mental health and COVID-19 for public servants||Tips for protecting your mental health during the pandemic|
|Resource Page -Mental Health and COVID-19 Pandemic||
Canadian Mental Health Association Information and resources regarding coping with stress and anxiety
|Online Tool – Mental Health Meter||Canadian Mental Health Association Anonymous self-assessment tool to assist with gauging your mental health, providing helpful resources.|
|Article: 10 Ideas for coping with Loneliness During Social Distancing||Psychology Today: “…for many, especially those who live alone, social isolation can take a real toll on mental and physical health. The following are some research-based ideas for feeling more socially connected and less lonely during this time.”|
|How to Stay Emotionally Healthy During Coronavirus Outbreak – Article – Psychology Today||Psychology Today -Proven techniques for managing stress and anxiety over the outbreak.|
|Article – What to do if you’re anxious or worried about coronavirus||
Anxiety Canada – “…there are times when world events bring forward even greater uncertainty in daily life, which in turn can make us even more anxious than usual. The coronavirus outbreak is one of these times for many people. How can you manage this anxiety and worry during these uncertain times? Here are a few suggestions.”
|Webinar – Mental Health and Resilience during COVID-19||Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute “This webinar will explore key factors for understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Viewers will receive concrete guidance for building resilience and staying emotionally and mentally healthy during this stressful time, including insights for supporting children.”|
|Tool – Stress Reduction Exercises||Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Guided exercises for managing stress and anxiety through mindful awareness, breathing, and simple movements.|
|LifeWorks – Toolkit –Get tips for coping with the ever-changing reality that we are facing.||Topics include protection, coping, working from home, managing family dynamics, managing teams, and more.|
Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – To help support workplaces during COVID-19 pandemic, CCOHS has made these online products and resources free of charge