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Resources to protect your health, safety and well-being during COVID-19

At CMHA Peel Dufferin, we are committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of every staff member, student, volunteer, service user, and family member in our community. With the amount of information and attention on COVID-19, we understand it can be overwhelming to find credible and accurate information, causing feelings of distress, fear and anxiety.

It is our goal to protect the mental health of our community. This is why we’ve compiled a list of resources from trusted government officials, healthcare professionals and mental health organizations to help you navigate the available information.

For immediate mental health support via phone or online/text, please contact:

Our trusted CMHA branches and community partners have created a variety of tips, tools and information to protect your mental health during this difficult time: 

  1. CMHA Ontario provides five key mental health tips for individuals who may be experiencing increased stress and anxiety.
  2. The Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has put together evidence-based tips and information to help you manage your mental health.
  3. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has compiled the following tips to help Canadians protect their mental health as they strive to safeguard their physical well-being and that of their loved ones.  They have also created a COVID-19 Self-Care & Resilience Guide.
  4. Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) has created tips to talking to your anxious child about COVID-19.
  5. Green Mountain Self-Advocates shared COVID-19 Information By and For People With Disabilities.
  6. Government of Ontario child care for health care and frontline staff
  7. CMHA Peel Dufferin provides 24 Ways To Stay Mentally Healthy While Physically Distancing
  8. CMHA provides Online Resources for Social Connection and Mental Wellness during COVID-19.
  9. Food Resources Accessible to the Public During COVID-19.

For free at-home activities for individuals and families:

If you’re experiencing health issues unrelated to coronavirus and need to see a medical professional, free telemedicine services (OHIP covered) are available to get a better understanding of your symptoms from your home:

If you think you or someone you know may be experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, use the Ministry of Ontario’s self-assessment tool to determine if you need to seek further medical care:

For current public health updates and information regarding COVID-19, please visit:

For education on how to best protect yourself from coronavirus, please visit:

This page will be updated regularly as new information and resources become available.  This page was adapted from a CMHA Toronto resource page with thanks.

 

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