Mental Health Resource Hub

Taking Care of Yourself During COVID-19

This is an unprecedented situation, and it’s OK to not be OK. As essential workers, many of you don’t have the option to stay home, and this brings even more concerns as you worry about protecting yourselves, your loved ones, and your patients. This page is dedicated to mental health and wellness. It offers a variety of resources to assist you in navigating this stressful time. You know the value of caring for yourself – let us help.

The information in this resource does not replace the advice and care of a mental health professional. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please go to your local emergency department, call 911, or reach out to your local crisis/support line.

Free Psychological Services

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) has compiled a list of psychologists who are volunteering psychological services to front line healthcare providers during this time of crisis. Visit the CPA page to find out how to contact a psychologist in your home province.

Find a Psychologist

FRONTLINE provides fast, free counseling to health care professionals and essential workers to deal with anxiety, stress, fear, isolation, or other difficult emotions during coronavirus.

Canada text: 741741 

COVID-19 Related Mental Health Resources

Government of Canada
World Health Organization (WHO)
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Psychological Association
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Anxiety Canada
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Supports for those in isolation

National Mental Health Programs and Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Bell Let's Talk Toolkit
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
Canadian Association of Social Workers

Workplace-specific Mental Health Programs and Resources for Employers and Employees

Canadian College of Health Leaders
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Canadian Health Workforce Network (CHWN)
Canadian Mental Health Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA

Mental Health Resources for MRT Students and Educators

Centre for Innovation on Campus Mental Health
University of Waterloo Centre for Teaching Excellence
University of British Columbia
Canadian Mental Health Association and Canadian Association of College and University Student Services
Ryerson University

Grief and Bereavement Resources

Care for Caregivers
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
US. Department of Health and Human Services

Employee Assistance Programs

Many employers offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) that include short-term counselling, financial support programs, family support resources, and more. These services are free for employees and completely confidential. Ask if your manager or employer if this service is available at your place of work.