COVID-19 resources: mental health

Please Read: As information on prevention, policy, and programs is rapidly evolving, these resources generally direct users to frequently updated sites, rather than single pages that can go quickly out of date. We provide evidence-based resources and encourage members to dig deeper as their mission/work requires. We are grateful to everyone as they do their best through this crisis and wish all well as we work within this extraordinary time.

Virtual Mental Health Supports During COVID-19

Virtual services are available for British Columbians who are experiencing mental health challenges, such as anxiety or depression, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page offers links to resources for various populations, including Indigenous people, those who have experienced family or sexual violence; healthcare workers and more.


Understanding pandemic burnout

From CBC’s The Current, with Matt Galloway: Feeling tired? Unmotivated? You might be experiencing pandemic burnout. We discuss the impact of long-term stress on our brains and memory with Dr. Roger McIntyre, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Natasha Rajah, professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University and the Douglas Research Centre in Montreal. Air date April 12, 2021.


Resources for those experiencing anxiety

Anxiety Canada provides resources for adults, youth and kids to help them deal with feelings around COVID-19. Includes recordings of town halls, and opportunity to sign up for future town hall events on Youtube and Facebook Live.


Coping with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak from the World Health Organization

What is Social Distancing and Flattening the Curve?

Mental Health and Cultural Supports to Indigenous people during COVID-19, from FNHA

Protecting Your Mental Health in the Coronavirus Climate:
(March 2020) We are not helpless in light of current news events. We can always choose our response. If you are struggling, here are some things you can do to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty.


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Reviewed/updated April 2021