Helpful Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

Below are a list of resources with valuable information regarding mental wellness during this unusual and difficult time due to the global pandemic.

In a Crisis

List of Canadian Crisis Centre Numbers – National and Provincial – if you need someone to talk to immediately, crisis centre responders are there – any time – to listen and support you, without judgement – to keep you safe.

Mental Well-being

World Health Organization‘s #HealthyatHome list provides many ways to look after our mental wellbeing. It also includes sections specifically for parents, older adults and those with mental health conditions.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health offers a range of FAQs, self-assessment tools, and tip sheets relevant to COVID-19.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CAMH) offers tips to stay mentally well through these difficult times.

Canada’s National Defence department offers helpful tips on mental health and coping during COVID-19.

Mood Disorders Society of Canada has tips for managing mental health and COVID-19 related anxiety.

Stress & Anxiety

World Health Organization (WHO) has a downloadable PDF on coping with stress during COVID-19.

Mental Health Commission of Canada: Tips for managing COVID-19 anxiety

For Parents & Children

World Health Organization (WHO) has a downloadable PDF on helping children cope with stress during the pandemic.

Things to Do While Self-Isolating

Free resources and links to entertain while at home – a list assembled by the Canadian Red Cross