Where to Find Mental Health Support During COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, many people may experience an increase in stress and anxiety. Front line health care workers and their families may experience additional mental health challenges related to burnout and seeing the results of COVID-19 firsthand.

There are a number of free resources available to health care workers, patients, caregivers and others.

Where to Find Help

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Information to help people with concerns and questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives and mental well-being. CAMH provides public resources and self-test tools. Also, Echo Ontario Mental Health provides free registration for health care providers. See the schedule.

CAMH: Learn More  Echo Ontario Mental Health Virtual Training

Ontario Ministry of Health

Ontario Ministry of Health

Wellness Together Canada 

Get connected to mental health and substance use support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional. This service is accessible 24/7 and is free for everyone. 

Wellness Together Canada

The Canadian Psychological Association

The Canadian Psychological Association is offering psychological services to frontline health care workers free of charge. 

Psychological Services


Ontarians currently receiving mental health and addictions services and supports, please contact your current service provider to learn about potential virtual care options.

Ontarians interested in public addictions services and mental health services for those over 18, they can contact ConnexOntario, Ontario's mental health, addictions and problem gambling help line at 1-866-531-2600.


211 Ontraio
211 Ontario can help you find support during COVID-19 and is your primary source of information on government and community-based social services.Things are changing quickly during this unusual time, but our team is committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information to Ontarians about responses to the novel coronavirus.

211 Ontario

Kids Help Phone
Children and youth under 18 can locate mental health services through the Ontario.ca and Kids Help Phone websites, or contact Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) for 24/7 support, if they need someone to talk to.

Kids Help Phone Ontario.ca

Good2Talk is a free, confidential mental health support service providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365.

Good2Talk:Free Support

To access BounceBack and their guided self-help program using workbooks with phone coaching support, visit bouncebackontario.ca or ask your primary care provider for a referral.


BIg White Wall

Big White Wall is an online, peer-to-peer support community for mental health. Big White Wall is free, anonymous and available 24/7, 365 days a year.


Ontario Caregiver Organization

Access resources, stay connected with other caregivers or contact the caregiver helpline for 24/7 support. 


Additional Resources:

Five hospitals have partnered with the Ministry of Health and the Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence at Ontario Health to provide confidential support to frontline health and community care workers. 

*Les travailleurs de la santé désirant leur premier contact et leur évaluation en français sont invités à remplir le formulaire en ligne du Centre de santé mentale Royal Ottawa.

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Contact the Patient & Caregiver Help Team
1-800-583-5885 ext. 241

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Patients and Caregivers