If you are in crisis
Call 911 • Go to the nearest hospital • Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 • Call Crisis Services Canada (24/7) at 1-833-456-4566
Find local help
ConnexOntario • Do you need mental health, addiction, or gambling services in your community? Call, text or email a referral specialist (24/7). Free and confidential.
I would like to…
Learn New Coping Skills | Talk to a Counsellor | Get Self-Help and Peer Support
Adopt the National Standard
The Workplace Mental Health in LTC program provides training and support for leadership teams to adopt the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
Tools for leaders and educators
Are you an LTC leader or educator looking for mental health resources and tools to support your team? Find handouts, printables, and more from various organizations.
TLC for LTC
TLC for LTC is a collaborative campaign designed to thank LTC team members for their efforts throughout the COVID-19 response and encourage them to take care of their own mental health and well-being.
Online sessions where professionals help you improve mindfulness, well-being and self-compassion. Live or pre-recorded. Join anonymously from your phone or computer. 30 minutes.
ECHO Coping with COVID
Online sessions for healthcare providers and students to share and learn ways to build resilience during the pandemic. Live virtual meetings happen weekly on Friday afternoons. You can also listen to pre-recorded sessions. 60 minutes.
Care for Caregivers
A website that has daily tips, articles and workshops to help you cope with the pandemic. Get information to manage your anxiety, depression, grief, stress and loneliness.
Resilience Recharge: Practices for Mental Wellness during the Second Wave
Learn to cultivate inner calm and strength during the pandemic with these bite-sized recordings. Each session explores a theme, inviting you to try a variety of movement, breathing and mindfulness techniques that are simple but transformative. Hosted by AdvantAge Ontario.
Online Recordings: Mindfulness Techniques for LTC Leaders and Their Teams
Watch weekly recordings from two previous series hosted by AdvantAge Ontario: 1. Take Care of Yourself: Mindfulness Techniques to Face the Pandemic Challenge (12 sessions) and 2. LTC Leaders: Techniques for Encouraging Mindfulness in Your Team (3 sessions). You can also download handouts and slides that were used at the live, virtual sessions.
Building Resilience in Difficult Times – Long Term Care Today
A series of articles on building up resilience and well-being in LTC team members facing the pandemic. Topics include strategies for dealing with burnout in LTC teams caring for dying residents, tips to battle compassion fatigue in end-of-life care, and sustaining the spiritual health of LTC team members. From the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s Fall/Winter 2020 magazine.
Wellness Together Canada
A website to connect you to professional counselling. This site also has peer support groups and mental health programs you can do on your own or with coaching. This site is for Canadians and is in French and English.
COVID Frontline Wellness
Quick access to a mental health professional for a telephone or online appointment that is confidential. You can share your experiences, work through problem-solving, and get connected to other resources or services if needed.
A help line for post-secondary students in Ontario. Speak or text with trained counsellors or get information and referrals to services for mental health, addictions, and well-being.
COVID-19 Discussion Forum
This is an online discussion space where you can share your experiences and get tips for managing your stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 virus.
Online resources for all Ontario LTC team members during COVID-19. Take an eLearning course in anxiety or depression, read through health and wellness articles by experts, and get other personalized resources to support your well-being.
Managing Mental Health During COVID-19 for Frontline Workers
This online training gives you an overview of mental health concerns that you or the residents you support may experience during the pandemic. The self-directed course also gives you strategies on how to address these concerns. Duration: 3 hours.
The resources below use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). CBT helps you change how you think about challenging situations so you can respond to them in a more effective way.
BounceBack is a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools to support you on your path to mental wellness.
MindBeacon Therapist Guided Program
Get a CBT program created for you by a therapist and tailored to your needs. Your assigned therapist is available to coach you through a confidential message service while you complete your CBT program online. Duration: 6-12 weeks
This resource includes a special program to help you with anxiety symptoms related to the pandemic: feeling uncertain and isolated, caring for family and community members, and dealing with information overload and stress. You can use it on your phone or your computer. A therapist will coach you as you work through the program on your own.
This page was put together by the Ontario CLRI at the RIA.