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Mental Health Resources:
– Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) BounceBack Ontario Program. It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, individuals will get access to tools that will support them on their path to mental wellness.
KidsHelpPhone e-mental health service that remains open for young people across Canada 24/7 without any face-to-face contact.
Big White Wall is an online service providing access to people with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.
Article by Ryan Van Lieshout, highlighting resources and insights on managing postpartum depression in New moms isolated by coronavirus pandemic.
– First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Crisis Services Canada is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services
ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. The navigation and information service is live-answer 24/7.
– It’s okay to have tough days. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, know that you’re not alone. We’re here for you – and we’re making sure there are tools and resources available to help you. Health Canada launched a new mental health portal: Wellness Together Canada
Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic from CAMH This webpage is designed to help people with concerns and questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives and mental well-being. It is not intended to be a resource for people who require screening for COVID-19 or are experiencing a mental health crisis.
Resource Hub collated by the Mental Health Commission of Canada – being updating all the time. Check out the new “Ask the Experts” section!
– From Family Service Thames Valley: Mental Wellness You This video provides practical tips on managing your Mental Health during the Covid-19 emergency.
– Shoppers Drug mart is partnering with SilverCloud Health to offer a free online stress management program
“When coping with stress, know that there’s a silver lining.As COVID-19 disrupts our daily routines and creates a new level of stress, it is important to prioritize your mental health & wellbeing. We have designed a stress management program to help you manage your stress and build resilience.”
Register through the Shoppers website, using the code SHOPPERS