Mental Health Resources - COVID-19


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KIDS HELP PHONE --- 1-800-668-6868
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer
professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based
support to young people in both English and French.
website: https://kidshelpphone.ca/
COVID-19 specific info/support: https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-info/were-here-for-youduring-covid-19-novel-coronavirus
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KELTY MENTAL HEALTH -- https://keltymentalhealth.ca/
An organization that helps families across the province navigate the mental
health system, listen and offer peer support, and connect them to resources and
tools.
** Talk to your kids about COVID-19 and how they are feeling about
it. https://keltymentalhealth.ca/blog/2020/03/talking-children-about-covid-19
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Here to Help BC (Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division)relp
We're here to help you find quality information, learn new skills, and connect with
key resources in BC. Explore strategies to help you take care of your mental health
and use substances in healthier ways, find the information you need to manage
mental health and substance use problems, and learn how you can support a loved
one.
https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/covid-19-and-anxiety
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Explore self-management strategies -https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/covid-19-and-anxiety
Explore self-management strategies like mindfulness, yoga, meditation, art, or
exercise to manage anxious thoughts. You can find self-management strategies
for anxiety from Anxiety Canada at www.anxietycanada.com.
You can also take the Bounce Back Online, a self-directed course from the
Canadian Mental Health Association to help people manage low mood, stress, and
anxiety. The online version is available for free, no referral needed.
Visit online.bouncebackonline.ca.
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RESOURCES FOR KIDS & TEENS - https://www.riversedgecounselling.com/covid19-
resources-for-mental-health-and-wellness
Handout for explaining Coronavirus to young kids and exploring feelings:
• https://660919d3-b85b-43c3-a3ad3de6a9d37099.filesusr.com/ugd/64c685_663581b63f80450491c400530fcfb2
f6.pdf
Video for explaining Cornovirus to young Kids:
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPsY-jLqaXM&feature=youtu.be
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COVID-19 – staying informed and up-to-date
The coronavirus and COVID-19 illness situation changes often, so see the following
links for up-to-date information on protecting yourself and staying safe:
• BC Centre for Disease Control—www.bccdc.ca
• Government of Canada—www.canada.ca/coronavirus and the COVID-19
Information Line at 1-833-784-4397
• World Health Organization—www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
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MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK
Gov’t of Canada Info; COVID-19 and Mental Health @ Work
https://www.canada.ca/en/government/publicservice/covid-19/covid-19-mental-health-work.htm
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The following resource is from Ontario but it offers informative online links to
support Mental Health, specifically in a school setting.
SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH ONTARIO
https://smho-smso.ca/blog/how-to-support-student-mental-health-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
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ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES - https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page16759.aspx
COVID-19 Online Resources
For helpful advice on handling stressful situations and ways to talk to children.
• Coping and Connection for Children & Families During COVID-19 (AHS)
• COVID-19 and Your Mental Health (AHS)
• Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic (AHS)
• Mental health and coping with COVID-19 (CDC)
• Talking with children about COVID-19 (CDC)
• Talking with children during infectious disease outbreaks (SAMHSA)
Use the following online screening tool to help determine whether you should be tested for
COVID-19.
• COVID-19 online screening (AHS)
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*Online resources compiled by Jana Buckle – SD#71 – March 2020
This list is by no means complete but will hopefully provide a starting point to explore mental health supports for
students, staff and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Be well ❤️