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    Resources specific to resources during Covid-19.

    Kirsti Cheese

    Virtual emergency clinic launched by Children’s Hospital
    CTV News, May 11, 2020

    The Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre has launched a virtual emergency clinic.
    The clinic will enable parents and children to speak to a paediatric emergency room physician by video to discuss the child’s condition and, together, determine next steps.
    Patients will either be directed to see a primary care provider or come into the emergency department if deemed necessary.
    “As care providers, we are concerned that families may be waiting too long to seek the care their children need, inadvertently allowing some conditions to worsen,” says Dr. Rod Lim, the Medical Director of the Paediatric Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital.
    The virtual clinic is for parents and children who feel they need care but are unsure if they should go to the emergency room or are wary of going to the hospital due to concerns around COVID-19.
    The virtual clinic will operate seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and does not replace in-person visits to the Emergency Department.
    Parents seeking a virtual visit can call 519-685-8735 during the hours operation.
    For social media sharing:

    Kirsti Cheese

    Public Health Ontario has developed a variety of resources to support stakeholders with the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). These are posted on their website for reference but the most current versions of all public, public health, and health care guidance can be found on the Ministry of Health’s website

    Kirsti Cheese

    Reduce the spread of COVID-19 – Wash your hands
    Infographic from federal government in multiple languages

    Kirsti Cheese
    Kirsti Cheese

    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

    Kirsti Cheese

    As of May 19, many businesses and organizations have been provided the green light from the Government of Ontario to move forward with in-person services, as they are able, as part of the first phase of reopening Ontario. CMHA Middlesex is included in this list of organizations that are able to begin the process of reopening to the public.

    CMHA Middlesex will continue to offer phone and virtual services on Tuesday, May 19. We are currently planning for a gradual phased return to more in-person services while maintaining the integrity of our service delivery and the safety of our staff, participants, and the community.

    As updates regarding our services are available, we will share through our website and social media.

    Kirsti Cheese

    Follow the link for a plain language infographic produced by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University that explains how we can help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on children and support each other.

    Kirsti Cheese

    London Public Library – For Families
    A place on Facebook for London parents to connect with London Public Library! Learn about our online storytimes and programs, free online resources and services for children of all ages. Get recommendations from our librarians, have your Library questions answered, and connect with other London parents. Let’s get together!

    Please note that all library locations and return chutes remain CLOSED at this time. We look forward to announcing details and a launch date for curbside pickup outside library locations soon! Please keep all library materials at home until we are able to safely accept returns. Thank you!
    For library service updates during COVID-19, please visit:

    Kirsti Cheese

    COVID-19 Benefits – who’s eligible, amount & where to apply

    Kirsti Cheese

    Health On the Net
    Consult reliable COVID-19 health information from trustworthy sources using this certified site search tool. Health On the Net is a non for profit organisation, that promotes transparent and reliable health information online.

    Kirsti Cheese

    From London Health Sciences Centre: Effective Wednesday, June 3, all ambulatory patients and visitors will be required to wear a mask upon entry to the hospital. Patients and visitors will be provided a mask at patient/visitor entrances, but are encouraged to wear their own, including cloth masks. For more information, visit

    Kirsti Cheese

    From London Public Library: GREAT NEWS! Starting June 8, Pick Up Service🛍 will be available outside select London Public Library locations!
    (All Library buildings will remain closed to the public.)
    👉Full details are available at
    How Pick Up Service Works:
    • Place holds for items online or by phone.
    • Wait for the email or phone call letting you know that your holds are available for pick up.
    • Head to your Pick Up location anytime during open hours.
    • Line up outside, keeping a safe distance from others.
    • Have your Library card ready to show staff.
    • Pick up your holds!
    • Return items using return chutes.
    • All buildings remain closed to the public.
    Pick Up Service launches June 8 outside these locations:
    Beacock, Byron, East London, Jalna and Masonville
    Pick Up Service launches June 15 outside these locations:
    Bostwick, Crouch, Landon, Pond Mills, Stoney Creek
    Pick Up Service tentatively launches June 22 outside Central Library (Dundas St entrance)
    RETURNS: If you have items to return, please wait for an email or phone call to schedule your return. Due to the high volume if items to be returned and the need to quarantine returned items, we are scheduling returns. Returns are not available at Carson, Cherryhill, Glanworth, Lambeth and Sherwood Branches.
    If you’ve already returned your items, it may take some time for these to be removed from your account. No late fines will be charged.
    *All returns must be placed in our return chutes for safety reasons.*
    HOLDS and REQUESTING ITEMS FOR PICK UP: With Pick Up service, you will be able to pick up holds that were placed before the Library closed in March and place new holds for pick up from an available location.
    You can now place new holds for future pick up, using the Library’s online catalogue, just as you placed holds previously. If you prefer, you can also place holds with us by phone at 519-661-4600 (Monday-Friday; 9am-5pm)
    Find full details at

    Kirsti Cheese

    Childreach Update: Lending Library Reopens with Curbside Pick-Up
    Childreach’s Resource Centre & Toy Library Lending is now available for contact-less curbside pick-up from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 pm. To borrow from the library, members must place their items on hold at or call 519-434-3644 x. 602.
    NOTE: Only items that can be sanitized and cleaned are available to borrow, and protocols have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of members and staff.
    For questions or more information, email Patti at

    Sue Bechard

    Wellness Together Cananda,
    Wellness Together Canada offers the following at no cost to Canadians:
    Wellness self-assessment and tracking.
    Self guided courses, apps, and other resources.
    Group coaching and community of support.
    Counselling by text or phone.

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