COVID-19: Well-being and mental health resourcesCCOVID-19: Well-being and mental health resourcesCOVID-19: Well-being and mental health resourcesEnglishInfectious DiseasesChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAConditions and diseasesAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2020-07-06T04:00:00Z11.500000000000035.8000000000000448.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions are impacting the well-being of caregivers and their children. Below are some suggested online resources to provide information and to help parents and caregivers cope.</p><p>The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions are impacting the well-being of caregivers and their children. Different types of mental health support may be needed as we navigate the new realities imposed by COVID-19. Below are listed a series of online resources to help parents and caregivers cope.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>The mental health and well-being of children and their caregivers are being negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.</li><li>Find a list of online information and resources to help parents and caregivers cope.</li></ul>

 

 

 

 

COVID-19: Well-being and mental health resources3883.00000000000COVID-19: Well-being and mental health resourcesCOVID-19: Well-being and mental health resourcesCEnglishInfectious DiseasesChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAConditions and diseasesAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2020-07-06T04:00:00Z11.500000000000035.8000000000000448.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions are impacting the well-being of caregivers and their children. Below are some suggested online resources to provide information and to help parents and caregivers cope.</p><p>The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions are impacting the well-being of caregivers and their children. Different types of mental health support may be needed as we navigate the new realities imposed by COVID-19. Below are listed a series of online resources to help parents and caregivers cope.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>The mental health and well-being of children and their caregivers are being negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.</li><li>Find a list of online information and resources to help parents and caregivers cope.</li></ul> <h2>Kids Help Phone</h2><p>Canada’s only 24/7 national support service. It offers professional counselling, information and referrals, and volunteer-led, text-based support for young people in both English and French.<br> <strong>Website:</strong> <a href="https://kidshelpphone.ca/">https://kidshelpphone.ca/</a><br> <strong>Call:</strong> 1-800-668-6868<br> <strong>Text CONNECT</strong> to 686868</p><h2>General resources on coping and parenting during COVID-19</h2><ul><li> <strong>AboutKidsHealth</strong><br> <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/">https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/</a></li> <li> <strong>Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health</strong><br> <a href="https://www.pcmch.on.ca/covid-19-resources-for-children-youth-and-families/">https://www.pcmch.on.ca/covid-19-resources-for-children-youth-and-families/</a></li><li> <strong>Society of Pediatric Psychology</strong><br> <a href="https://societyofpediatricpsychology.org/content/resources-covid-19">https://societyofpediatricpsychology.org/content/resources-covid-19</a></li><li> <strong>Zero to Three</strong><br> <a href="https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus">https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus</a></li><li> <strong>PBS KIDS for Parents</strong><br> <a href="https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus">https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus</a></li><li> <strong>Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK)</strong><br> <a href="https://rockonline.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Resource-Kit-for-Families-COVID-19-Ages-0-6-Part-1_Updated-March-27.pdf">https://rockonline.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Resource-Kit-for-Families-COVID-19-Ages-0-6-Part-1_Updated-March-27.pdf</a></li><li> <strong>Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK)</strong><br> <a href="https://rockonline.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Resources-for-Families-during-COVID-19_April-9.pdf">https://rockonline.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Resources-for-Families-during-COVID-19_April-9.pdf</a></li><li> <strong>World Health Organization</strong><br> <a href="https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/healthy-parenting">https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/healthy-parenting</a></li><li> <strong>Child Mind Institute</strong><br> <a href="https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/">https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/</a></li><li> <strong>School’s Out - A Parent’s Guide for Meeting the Challenge During the COVID-19 Pandemic</strong><br> <a href="https://nyulangone.org/news/schools-out-parents-guide-meeting-challenge-during-covid-19-pandemic">https://nyulangone.org/news/schools-out-parents-guide-meeting-challenge-during-covid-19-pandemic</a></li><li> <strong>Pandemic Parenting Playbook</strong><br> <a href="https://cheo.echoontario.ca/parent-caregiver-sessions/">https://cheo.echoontario.ca/parent-caregiver-sessions/</a></li><li> <strong>COVIDwithKIDS: A Toolkit for Coping with Kids at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic</strong><br> <a href="https://www.covidwithkids.org/">https://www.covidwithkids.org/</a></li></ul><h2>General health resource hub</h2><ul><li> <strong>Meant2Prevent</strong><br> <a href="https://meant2prevent.ca/">https://meant2prevent.ca/</a><br> This resource contains links to reliable sites on the topics of nutrition, mental health, physical activity, sleep and parenting. It also has a special COVID-19 section. There is also a Meant2Prevent kitchen with great recipe ideas. You can also follow them on Instagram or Facebook.</li></ul><h2>Information on anxiety and coping strategies</h2><ul><li> <strong>Anxiety Canada</strong><br> <a href="https://www.anxietycanada.com/">https://www.anxietycanada.com/</a></li><li> <strong>AboutKidsHealth</strong><br> <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=18&language=english">https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=18&language=english</a></li><li> <strong>Tolerance for Uncertainty: A COVID-19 Workbook by Dr. Sachiko Nagasawa & Assoc.</strong><br><a href="https://www.baypsychology.ca/workshops">https://www.baypsychology.ca/workshops</a></li></ul><h2>Mental health mobile apps</h2><ul><li>MindShift CBT (Anxiety Canada)</li><li>AnxietyCoach (Mayo Clinic)</li><li>Breathe, think, do with Sesame Street</li><li>Stop Breathe & Think</li><li>Smiling Mind</li><li>Headspace</li><li>Virtual Hope Box</li></ul><h2>Mindfulness supports</h2><ul><li> <strong>Free guided meditations</strong><br> <a href="https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/mindful-meditations">https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/mindful-meditations</a></li><li> <strong>Breath In & Shine: Mindfulness for Children and Families</strong><br> <a href="http://mindfulfamilies.ca/index.php/mindful-families-programs-workshops-and-presentations/breathe-in-and-shine">http://mindfulfamilies.ca/index.php/mindful-families-programs-workshops-and-presentations/breathe-in-and-shine</a></li><li> <strong>Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme</strong><br> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At5h-dsIO7w">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At5h-dsIO7w</a></li><li> <strong>Cosmic Kids Yoga</strong><br> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga">https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga</a></li></ul><h2>Mental health support for adults</h2><ul><li> <strong>Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)</strong><br> <a href="https://www.camh.ca/500.html?aspxerrorpath=/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19">https://www.camh.ca/500.html?aspxerrorpath=/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19</a></li></ul><h2>Financial supports</h2><ul><li> <strong>Canada Emergency Response Benefit</strong><br> <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html">https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html</a></li><li> <strong>Ontario: Support for Families</strong><br> <a href="https://www.iaccess.gov.on.ca/FamilyAppWeb/public/index.xhtml">https://www.iaccess.gov.on.ca/FamilyAppWeb/public/index.xhtml</a></li><li> <strong>Ontario: COVID 19 Support for people</strong><br> <a href="https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-people#section-0">https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-people#section-0</a></li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/COVID-19--Well-being_and_mental_health_resources.jpgCOVID-19: Well-being and mental health resourcesFalseA list of suggested online resources to provide information and to help parents and caregivers cope during COVID-19.