COVID-19: Mental Wellness and Personal Safety

During this time of isolation, social distancing and in the context of prolonged teleworking, it is important for people feeling vulnerable and at risk to have easy and quick access to mental wellness and personal safety resources.

Please refer to the list of resources below.

If your life or the life of someone you know is in danger, please call 911.

1. Health & Safety Resources for Teleworking Federal Employees

COVID-19 and Mental Health @ Work
Mental health tips for working from home 
The Working Mind
Staying Resilient During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Social Distancing: What it means and how you can manage it in day-to-day life 
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Employee illness and leave

* We also encourage you to consult your departmental intranet site for further information.

Domestic Violence

Extended social isolation can put partners, children and elderly people at a higher risk of domestic violence. If you or your children are at risk, seek some help immediately. 

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2. General Mental Wellness Resources Across Canada

Employee Assistance Services

Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645

1-866-277-3553 (for Quebec)

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (Facebook)

First Nations and Inuit Wellness Hope Hotline: 1-855-242-3310

3. Resources for Youth

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Aboriginal Youth Hotline: 1-877-209-1266

4. Mental Health Resources by Province

Alberta (English only)

Information for Albertans: novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Help in Tough Times

British -Columbia (English only)

Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Here to help – COVID-19 and Anxiety


Mental Health Services
Health, Seniors and Active Living

New Brunswick

CMAH (New Brunswick Division) – COVID-19 and Mental Health

Newfoundland and Labrador

811 Health-line –mental health

Northwest Territories

Health & Social Services: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Nova Scotia (English only)

Nova Scotia Health Authority – Mental Health & Addiction


Managing anxiety and stress during COVID-19


Public health Ontario COVID-19 Public Resources
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Society Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Canadian Mental Health Association- CMHA offers tips to support mental health amid concerns of COVID-19 pandemic

Prince-Edward Island

Mental health programs from your home COVID-19


Stress, Anxiety and Depression Associated With the Coronavirus COVID-19 Disease
Ordre des psychologies du Québec – Coronavirus (COVID-19) : conseils psychologiques et informations au grand public (French only)


Saskatchewan Health Authority – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (English only)


Find information about coronavirus (COVID-19)