COVID-19 mental health resources
As many Ontarians return to school, and as work environments gradually reopen, we understand that it’s a stressful, challenging time. At EENet, we remain dedicated to providing evidence-based resources for Ontarians—from research snapshots about mental health during the pandemic to our growing collection of resources about Virtual Care.
Please join us in sending our gratitude to all front-line and essential workers—and share your experiences in our online community, EENet Connect. We look forward to connecting.
In this section of our website, we will be posting various mental health resources that may be useful to you during this challenging time. Included are CAMH resources and a COVID-19 online forum on EENet Connect.
EENet will also be developing new resources over the coming weeks and months, which you can view by scrolling down below the social media icons.
Mental Health and the COVID-19 pandemic
This resource provides the following content:
- The latest news from CAMH.
- Frequently asked questions.
- Strategies to help you cope with stress and anxiety.
- Dealing with quarantine and isolation.
- The impact of stigma and prejudice and how to reduce them.
The following information sheets were developed by CAMH:
- Challenging worries and anxious thoughts.
- Dealing with problems in a structured way.
- Talking to children about COVID-19 and its impact.
Mental health and COVID-19 resources for health care workers
This webpage from CAMH provides resources for healthcare workers.
CAMH news updates — Novel coronavirus updates
This webpage provides updates on active screening, closures and new visitor restrictions due to COVID-19.
EENet Connect COVID-19 online forum
This online forum provides a space for you to connect with others and share mental health resources with members of the online community.
Related resources, news, and events
Research Viewpoint: Preparing for a rise in PTSD from COVID-19Resource | Jan 17, 2022
Success Stories in Action: Highlighting organizations who are working to reduce the digital divideNews | Jan 12, 2022
Research Snapshot: Use of asynchronous virtual mental health resourcesResource | Apr 26, 2021
Infographic: Adolescent psychiatric disorders during the COVID-19 pandemicResource | Feb 10, 2021
Research Snapshot: Reactions to COVID-19Resource | Jan 26, 2021
Research Viewpoints: Suicide safety planning during a pandemicResource | Dec 29, 2020
Research Report Round-up: Perceptions of safety of Indigenous people during the COVID-19 pandemicResource | Dec 14, 2020
Research Report Round-up: What is the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on opioid and substance use and related harms?Resource | Dec 7, 2020
Research Snapshot: Finding digital mental health tools during the pandemic: A synthesis of resourcesResource | Dec 1, 2020
Promising Practice: Management of outdoor recreation and active travel spaces during COVID-19: A guidance document for Timiskaming districtResource | Nov 27, 2020
Research Report Round-up: From risk to resilience: An equity approach to COVID-19Resource | Nov 16, 2020
Webinar recording: Finding digital mental health tools during the pandemicResource | Oct 28, 2020
Research Snapshot: How job insecurity and financial concern are associated with poor mental health during COVID-19Resource | Oct 26, 2020
Research Snapshot: Psychological adjustment and stress among adolescents during the initial COVID-19 crisisResource | Sept 21, 2020
Using alcohol during COVID-19: What older adults need to knowResource | Sept 17, 2020
Research Report Round-up: Gambling & gaming during COVID-19Resource | Aug 31, 2020
Research Snapshot: Drinking to cope: How COVID-19-related stressors linked to drinking behaviourResource | Aug 18, 2020
Strategies for social connection among isolated older adultsResource | Aug 14, 2020
Apart, not alone: Why connection matters in later lifeResource | Aug 14, 2020
Research Snapshot: Adherence to social distancing measures during COVID-19Resource | Aug 12, 2020
Research Snapshot: People with overdose history may be at great risk of severe COVID-19 illnessResource | Aug 11, 2020
FAQs: Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) & COVID-19Resource | Jul 29, 2020
Research Snapshot: New screening tool: The Fear of COVID-19 ScaleResource | Jul 28, 2020
Managing mental health during COVID-19 for frontline workersResource | Jul 27, 2020
Research Snapshot: Closure of universities due to COVID-19 and its impact on education & mental healthResource | Jul 14, 2020
Research Snapshot: Coronavirus Anxiety Scale: A five-item mental health screenerResource | Jul 7, 2020
COVID-19 and mental health: A review of the existing literatureResource | Jun 1, 2020
Guidance for group homes and congregate settingsResource | May 21, 2020
COVID-19: Infection prevention and control checklists for in congregate living settings from Public Health OntarioResource | May 21, 2020
Recommended steps for putting on personal protective equipment (PPE)Resource | May 21, 2020
Research Snapshot: Focus on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Applying learnings from past outbreaksResource | May 13, 2020
Webinar recording: Drug use and harm reduction during COVID-19Resource | May 12, 2020
Research Snapshot: Factors impacting mental health in China during the initial stage of the COVID-19 outbreakResource | Apr 30, 2020