Mental health and wellness during COVID-19

May 04, 2020

Originally posted on March 27, 2020. Last updated on May 28, 2020. 

We will be posting tools and resources to help providers and patients with mental health and wellness throughout and after this crisis. New and updated resources will be added to the top of each list as they become available.

We ask teams who develop or know of good tools to please consider sharing them for distribution. 




Mental Health Virtual Supports

  • Mental health and COVID-19 (Video Series) | Dr. Bill Howatt, Chief of Research, Workplace Productivity, Conference Board of Canada
  • Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19 (Online Course) | University of Toronto
    • A free course, you can complete at your own pace for a better understanding of how your brain reacts to crises, along with some powerful tools for managing it before it manages you.
  • Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Discussion Forum | CAMH
    • online peer-to-peer discussion forum hosted by CAMH 
  • Big White Wall 
    • 24/7 support around the world 
  • BounceBack
    • a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry.


Webinars, Chat Sessions and Courses for Healthcare Providers


All Healthcare Providers

Specific Healthcare Providers


Other resources (for Healthcare Providers & Public):

Mental Health Resources for Specific groups in the public


Some resources have restricted access: * Members-only resources

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Disclaimer: The information in this resource centre represents general guidance developed by AFHTO and their partners, gathered through a rapid, non-systematic scan of relevant and valuable guidelines with an intent to support you in a timely fashion. The information reflects best knowledge at the time of writing and is subject to revision based on rapidly changing circumstances and conditions. As new best practice evidence emerges, recommendations may evolve. The resources above should be considered supplementary guidance and are not meant to replace clinical judgement or organizational directives.