No doubt, COVID-19 has caused everyone to adapt to changes in unforeseen ways, including us at the community Wellness Centre.
So what are we doing to care for your mental health in the post-pandemic era? Read on!
Online mental health resources
We are now turning our focus to mental health resources available to you in English. If you feel you are in crisis or would simply like to know how to take good care of your mental health, we hope these resources will help.
If you are in a crisis or need immediate assistance
- Crisis Services Canada call 1-833-456-4566 (Canada), 1-866-APPELLE (Québec) for 24/7 Help Line;
Crisis Text Line: Text WELLNESS to 741741 for adults, 686868 for youth
- Jeffery Hale Community Services Mental Health Services in English call 418-684-5333, ext. 11805, available from 8:30 – 4:30 pm
- Info Social 8-1-1 24/7 Help line
- Kids Help Phone 24/7 hotline 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
Tel-jeunes Text, call or email 24/7 Youth Hotline
- Domestic Violence 24/7 Hotline 1-800-363-9010
- Hope for Wellness online Counselling Service for Indigenous Canadians immediate crisis intervention or Help Line 1-855-242-3310
General tips and tools to care for your mental health
- Government of Canada
Wellness Together Canada online portal will direct you, depending on your self-assessment results, to self-guided online and mobile tools (apps), two online peer support communities (Big White Wall, I CAN SFI) and a free one-to-one counselling (Homewood Health) service for adults.
- Québec Government
Info sheet – Work and Mental Health
Info sheet – Living with a person suffering from mental illness
Info sheet – Preventing Suicide
- Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC): mentalhealthcommission.ca
Mental health and wellness articles, guides, webinars, infographics and crisis training are all churning at the MHCC.
- Canadian Mental Health Association: cmha.ca
Explore practical advice, articles and information to help you #GetReal about how you really feel for Mental Health Week and all year around.
During Mental Health Week 2019, the Community Wellness Centre shared resources in English, hosted a live talk on sleep (resources available here), a virtual talk on stress and 7 activities thanks to the involvement of passionate community volunteers. In collaboration with the local CMHA Quebec branch in February 2020 the Community Wellness Centre hosted a Living Life to the Full 4-week workshop in English.
- Ami-Quebec: amiquebec.org
If you are a person living with a mental illness or a family member or friend of someone living with mental illness, Ami-Québec offers a range of over-the-phone support groups and workshops in English. Support groups are facilitated by people with lived experience, either as a caregiver or having lived with mental illness, support groups help you develop a healthy perspective on mental illness, explore coping strategies, and learn about support services and resources in the community. Workshops cover a variety of topics and are designed for three audiences: those living with mental illness only, those living with mental illness and their family or friends and for family and friends of those living with mental illness only. You may call for inquiries at 514-486-1448.
- World Health Organization: WHO.org
The World Health Organization is the reference for information on health related issues but also holds some interesting golden nuggets for explaining mental health to your child and breaking down harmful or stress-inducing myths.
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field.
Online courses – Mental Health 101
Fact Sheet – Conversations you need to have about mental illness
Tips & Tricks – Helpful practices to take care of your mental health
- Canadian Red Cross online psychological first aid courses
Developed to give a well-rounded approach to psychological first aid and wellness. Two courses available online: Self Care, and Caring for Others for only $20 each!