People are being challenged like never before due to isolation, physical health concerns, substance use concerns, financial and employment uncertainty, and racial trauma. As you move forward, here are some resources, links and organizations that may help.
This is a curated list of resources that we've found immensely helpful. Please review and share this list of resources and remember it is a work-in-progress and regularly updated. If if you have any feedback please email us.
Wellness Together Canada was funded by the Government of Canada in response to the unprecedented rise in mental distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Access support, track your progress and get connected to mental health and substance use support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional for free and available 24/7. Alternatively, you can also call 1-866-585-0445 to speak with a Care Navigator who can help you find the resources and support on the portal that would be most helpful for you.
MHFA Self-Care and Resilience Guide contains information on self-care and resilience including tools to create your own self-care plan. This free pdf document also features an extensive list of Canadian resources featuring National, Provincial and Territorial Crisis phone lines and websites curated by Mental Health First Aid.
Free pdf download of online resources for addiction and mental health, including a list of 12-step online meetings, recovery tools, support groups, cognitive behavioural therapy apps and more.
Coping with Stress, Anxiety & Substance Use is an infographic with helpful tips for coping with stress, anxiety, and substance use during COVID-19. This free pdf resource was created by Mental Health Commission of Canada and Canadian Centre of Substance Use & Addiction.
For Toronto residents, this is a list of local phone-based counselling for those that prefer telephone support.