COVID Tools/Resources:

Public Health:

Social Services

Crisis Lines/Mental Health Services 

  • Senior Safety Line
    • 1-866-299-1011
    • assists abused and at risk seniors
  • Connex Ontario Mental Health Helpline
    • 1-866-531-2600
    • www.connexontario.ca
  • otn.ca/bigwhitewall
    • online mental health supports
  • Bounce Back Ontario
    • assistance for adults and youth 15+ to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression; offers telephone coaching sessions
    • bouncebackontario.ca
    • 1-866-345-0224
  • Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
    • 416-486-8046/1-888-486-8236
    • Telephone Support Line-1-866-363-MOOD
  • Anxiety Disorders Association– 1-888-223-2252
  • Drug and Alcohol Helpline
    • 1-800-565-8603
    • drugandalcoholhelpline.ca
    • confidential information about drug and alcohol addiction and treatment programs
  • Detox and Withdrawal Central Access
    • 866-366-9513
    • information and referral to a detox or withdrawal management program
  • Mental Health Helpline
    • 1-866-531-2600
    • mentalhealthhelpline.ca
    • information and referrals on mental health services and supports
    • interpreters available

Mindfulness Resources  

  • Mindful Magazine
    • Currently offering free guided meditations
  • Meditation Oasis
    • There are many free guided meditation tracks that you can stream online, as well as some tracks and apps that are for sale.
  • Calm
    • Soothing and relaxing images and sounds
    • Has both free guided meditations and paid subscription options
    • Has app versions as well

Vitamin D and Covid-19

Palliative Care and COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Response – Free, online Palliative Care Modules
  • Basic pall care training for all medical and nursing students Free online training courses from reputable organizations like Pallium Canada (national, non-profit organization focused on building professional and community capacity to help improve the quality and accessibility of palliative care in Canada.)
  • https://www.pallium.ca/course/covid-19-response-free-online-modules/
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community (2020)
  • https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng163
  • COVID-19 Symptoms Management
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in collaboration with NHS England and NHS Improvement. (2020). Managing COVID-19 symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community: summary of NICE guidelines
  • https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_3