COVID-19 is the name of the virus that led to the global pandemic that started in March 2020.
Below are mental health resources that pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our well-being.
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APA: Coping from the Healthcare Provider's Perspective
How the world’s psychologists are tackling COVID-19 by sharing their insights and working together, psychologists are helping the public, health care workers, colleagues, and others cope with the pandemic.
Campus Mental Health in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic: Data-Informed Challenges & Opportunities
Survey results share webinar perceptions of student mental health from the perspective of campus mental health service professionals, administrations and student affairs administrators. This report presents synthesized perspectives on crisis management, how to respond to most vulnerable students, ensuring accessibility, inclusion and ethos of social justice from multiple perspectives.
Psychological Safety Resources For Leaders During COVID-19
COVID-19 has changed our workplaces, possibly forever. In addition to the many physical safety considerations and risks it presents, it has also magnified the importance of mental health. Employers should identify and address any new psychosocial risks that have emerged as a result of COVID-19. Employers should consider their specific obligations under disability accommodation, workplace safety insurance and occupational health and safety laws as psychological stress and mental disabilities may be work-related.
Psychological Support Toolkit for Workers During COVID-19
Now, more than ever, it is crucial to know how to protect yourself from the psychological impacts of Covid-19, detect deteriorating mental health and wellness, know how to get help, and build up and promote your personal coping and resiliency so you can manage better in your workplace and at home. This toolkit is designed to help you with these things, and above all, connect you with support from friends, family, co-workers, and mental health professionals.
Strengths-Based Actions to Maintain Wellbeing in Times of COVID-19
This paper argues that by using our strengths, we can enhance our psychological immunity through pragmatic actions to enhance our daily wellbeing. More importantly, we can reframe and reappraise challenges to build perspective in dealing with global crises such as pandemics and disasters.
Supporting the Wellbeing of Mental Health Providers in COVID-19
Practical tips and guidelines direct service providers may implement to help reducestress and associated negative outcomes and links to support services and guidelines aimed at preventing mental health challenges and burnout of direct service providers in Ontario.
The coronavirus can significantly affect mental health for everyone, but especially for those with mental illness. Both the anxiety of contracting the disease as well as the increase in loneliness and isolation can worsen and trigger symptoms.
Acknowledging, recognizing and acting on mental distress in these uncertain times is key to lessening the impact. This article includes mental health coping strategies.
Return to the Workplace: A psychological toolkit for heading back to work
This toolkit aims to take a meaningful approach in offering guidance on how to support mental health concerns with respect to the pandemic for avariety of organizations. The suggestions provided are meant to enhance the supports available to individuals during this challenging transition.
The COVID-19 Return to Work Guide for Canadian Organizations
As a Canadian business, you may be either thinking of reopening or starting to prepare to open. There are many mandatory, provincial and federal regulations you must follow to eliminate the risk of COVID-19 infections in your workplace. Some questions surrounding safety that you may be asking, in this guide, we walk you through the answers to these questions with some of the steps you must take.
Guidelines for Building Mental Health into Operations During a Pandemic
These guidelines were inspired by the need that many organizations have been facing, to ensure that employers and workers have the right tools in place to protect the mental health of workers in unexpected or uncertain times.
It is normal to be feeling increased levels of stress and anxiety due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve been getting by but don’t feel like things are getting better, try incorporating some of the coping tools on this site into your routine.
To support patients and their families, it’s important that you also take care of yourself. CAMH provides access to mental health and addiction supports for health care workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes access to resources, psychotherapy and psychiatric services.
A Guide to Promoting Healthcare Workforce Wellbeing During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
This guide provides ideas and lessons learned to improve the well-being of the health care workforce, including actions that individuals, leaders, and organizations can take to support the health care workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Digital Wellness: Your Playbook for Thriving in the Remote Work Era
This guide is for business leaders and employees who want to explore a better way to work in this new digital world. Digital Wellness is no longer a luxury in the workplace; it is a business and lifestyle imperative for organizational performance.
The trajectories of depressive symptoms among working adults during the COVID-10 pandemic
This longitudinal study examines the mental health trajectories of a sample of employed adults in Hamilton, Ontario during the initial lockdown and after the re-opening following the first wave in Canada.