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COVID-19 - Resources for Your Basic Needs and Mental Health

COPING WITH COVID-19: Resources in the Community to Help You Meet Your Basic Needs

List of safe options to obtain food or other essentials. Click 
here or visit this site.

For area Home Support Agencies and their ability to help seniors and persons with disabilities affected by current physical distancing measures, click here

If you're looking for novel ideas on how to feel connected these days, check out this list.

Free legal aid is being offered now to persons affected by the pandemic. 
Check out this site. 

Decision-making aid regarding seniors in care by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. 

Seniors who would like to become more proficient with technology can obtain free instruction from
Connected Canadians. 

For isolated seniors: A Friendly Voice

Volunteer dog walkers for frontline staff and persons with health issues - Zoomies

COPING WITH COVID-19: Free Counseling or Support by Phone or Web : One access point for mental health and addictions services in Eastern Ontario

 is a phone and web service to help Ontarians connect with mental health and addiction services. 

Counseling Connect - same day or next day teletherapy

Wellness Together - free support in various forms funded by the Federal Government

AbilityCBT - free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Ontarians

BounceBack - free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy coaching or videos for Ontarians

Breaking Free Online: Online Substance Abuse Help

Find multiple resources here for UofO and students from other postsecondary institutions as well as this programme here for UofO students.

For Employees Receiving Extended Health Benefits from Sunlife: Free virtual and home support services

For Front-Line Healthcare Workers: Free psychological help
COVID Frontline Wellness - offered by The Royal

Peer to Peer Mental Health Support 
Together All (for Ontario residents) - for adults

Youth Rising Above (for Ontario residents) - for teens

For free peer-to-peer text support: The Colour Project.

COPING WITH COVID-19: Women Victims of Violence

For Women Victims of Abuse

Unsafe at Home Ottawa is offering help by text and chat.
Text: 613-704-5535
Unsafe at Home Prescott-Russell

Support group for women offered by the Canadian Center for Women's Empowerment.

Please see the signal for help that women victims of violence can use in video calls to ask for help


COPING WITH COVID-19: Free Counseling or Support for Indigenous People

Wabano Center

Hope for Wellness Helpline - Helpline and online chat service
1-855-242-3310 - 24 hours/day, 7 days per week
To chat online, click on link above

For indigenous women: 
Talk 4 Healing
24 hours/day
Service offered in 14 languages
Online chat by clicking on link above

COPING WITH COVID-19: Resources for Children, Youth and Parents

An illustrated book to help children understand COVID-19
The Story of The Oyster and The Butterfly: The Corona Virus and Me - Ana M. Gomez

COVID with Kids - A Toolkit for Coping with Kids at Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic

CHEO and PLEO - Pandemic Parenting Playbook

COPING WITH COVID-19: Cellphone Apps


 (5 minute animation)

Daily videos on COVID-related anxiety by Dr. Jud Brewer here


Living Health Champlain - Living Healthy Webinars

CHEO and PLEO - Pandemic Parenting Playbook

Stress Management
 - offered by Shoppers Drug Mart and SilverCloudHealth


COPING WITH COVID-19: Digitally Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Bounce Back Ontario
Bounce Back is a free service provided to Ontario residents. Interested persons have the option to work through modules with a coach or use the self-directed videos. You can access the videos directly here. For the coaching, click here.

Starling Minds

Mindbeacon - free fully digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Ontarians