Mental Wellness Supports during COVID-19

April 20, 2020

 

COVID-19 is a global public health challenge that has changed the daily lives of people around the world. During these difficult times, it is critical that Canadians be able to obtain credible information and access services to support their mental health and wellbeing.

That's why, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, launched a new portal dedicated to mental wellness on Canada.ca/coronavirus and the Canada COVID-19 app. Wellness Together Canada will connect Canadians to peer support workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls, and will make it easier to find credible information and help address mental health and substance use issues.

The portal is the result of the work of a broad consortium of organizations with experience in providing digital mental health and substance use support, led by Stepped Care Solutions, Kids Help Phone, Homewood Health and Greenspace Health. Wellness Together Canada is the first and only mental health platform of its kind for people of all ages, in every province and territory.

Special thanks to supporting partners including:
•             Bell Let's Talk
•             Canada Health Infoway
•             Mental Health Commission of Canada
•             Canadian Psychological Association
•             Medavie

Canadian sources of information

Government of Canada

Bell Lets Talk

Canadian Association of College and University Student Services

 Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Canadian Paediatric Society

Canadian Psychological Association

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CHAMPLAIN Community Support Services

Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO)

Conference Board of Canada

Jack.org

Kids Help Phone

Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Morneau Shepell

The National Farmers Union

Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/domestic Violence Treatment Centers

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Sick Kids

School Mental Health Ontario

Youth Mental Health Canada

 

Provincial and Territorial sources of information

Québec

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

North West Territories

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Prince Edward Island

Saskatchewan

Yukon

Ontario

International sources of information

Centre for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Harvard University - Centre on the Developing Child

Mental Health Foundation UK

Mind UK

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

World Health Organisation