Shared by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life for Canadians, mental well-being remains a strong focus. With the province slowly loosening restrictions and businesses starting to re-open, we’re seeing heightened anxiety around returning to work, fear of a second wave of the virus, and uncertainty about returning to normal social behaviours.
The Government of Ontario continues to support Ontario residents by offering a variety of free mental health resources that they can access online. This includes internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) programs, such as AbilitiCBT, by Morneau Shepell, and Beacon Digital Therapy by MindBeacon.
Both iCBT programs, which offer guided support by professional therapists, can help people develop skills and strategies to address symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. The programs are also available in English and French.
To access these supports, go online to covid-19.ontario.ca. If you’re interested in learning more, please refer to the attached program materials.
For more information:
- Your AbilitiCBT journey- how it works (1-pager PDF)
- BEACON Guided Digital Therapy Info sheet (PDF)
- FAQs for AbilitiCBT (PDF)