COVID-19 has effectively stopped the world in its tracks.
Canadians are called to be responsible citizens, to practice social distancing and isolation in order to stop the spread of the virus. These are times that we’ve never experienced before. With isolation may come feelings of anxiety and depression. It is important to have the resources and tools that you need to cope during these uncertain times.
Whether you are a caregiver or a frontline worker you need to take active steps to take care of both your mental and physical health during this time. Make sure to get enough rest, eat well and take regular stock of how you are feeling. Be proactive about taking care of yourself.
We’ve created a toolkit from credible sources on ways to take care of yourself during COVID-19.
- University of Toronto: Managing your mental health during COVID-19 (free 3-hour online course)
- Yale University: The science of well-being (free online course)
- CAMH: Coping while in isolation
- CAMH: Mental health playbook for business leaders
- CAMH: Self-care tips and strategies
- CSTS: Self-care for health care workers
- Down Dog Yoga: App for health care workers
- Calm: Meditation & mindfulness for health care workers
- Headspace: Weathering the storm (free meditation series)
Support, Grief & Bereavement
- CAMH: Online peer-to-peer discussion forum
- Family First: Grief during COVID-19
- Good Grief: Virtual programming and family support
- Good Grief: Funeral during a pandemic
- Hospice Palliative Care Ontario: Psychosocial and spiritual support flyer
- Chiefs of Ontario: Regional assistance for members in urban centres
- Family TLC: Counselling Services
Supporting Kids During COVID-19