Find COVID-19 Mental Health Support through CMHA, Alberta Division.
The Canadian Mental Health Association in Alberta is sharing resources throughout the pandemic.
It is important to not only protect our physical health during this time, but also our mental health. Here are some resources on maintaining your mental health:
- COVID-19 TEXT4HOPE-Alberta Health Services
- It Is Imperative To Act Swiftly To Mitigate The Effects Of COVID-19 On Mental Health. -By Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO, Mental Health America
- 6 tips to Respond to Employee Anxiety about COVID-19 – CMHA National
- The Dos and Don’ts of ‘Social Distancing’ -The Atlantic
- Talking with Children about Public Health Emergencies like Coronavirus -My Workplace Mental Health
- How to Stay Emotionally Healthy During the Coronavirus Outbreak. -Psychology Today
- The New Mental Health Research on Coronavirus -Psychology Today
- Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak – WHO
If you or a loved one is experiencing mental health distress during this time please call 211 (Alberta only) or the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642. For up to date information on the COVID-19 outbreak please visit the Government of Canada website.
CMHA’s COVID Resources
Prioritizing Workplace Mental Health
Responsible employers provide physically safe environments for their workers, but do they also consider their employees’ psychological safety? The Canadian economy loses $50 billion a year to mental illness, affecting about 7.5 million working Canadians. COVID-19 has only intensified workplace stress. Thirty-one per cent of Albertans have experienced job-related stress due to the pandemic, and this has impacted organizations across the province. Adopting a person-centred approach to addressing these concerns is important.
Five tips for your mental health during your return to onsite work
Under ‘normal’ circumstances, employees may not be surprised when asked to adapt to changes in their company’s protocols, policies and procedures. However, COVID-19 resulted in employees and employers adapting to work scenarios far outside those normal scenarios.
New nationwide survey finds Albertans’ mental health eroding
The second wave of the pandemic has intensified feelings of stress and anxiety, causing alarming levels of despair, suicidal thoughts and hopelessness in the Albertan population. This, according to the newest wave of data collected through a nationwide monitoring survey on the mental health impacts of COVID-19, released today by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in partnership with UBC researchers.
Talking to your kids about COVID-19
While it may seem like a lifetime ago, March 11, 2020 is the date the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic (CBC News, April 11,2020). Since then, Albertans lives have changed dramatically and we have all been in a constant state of adaptation-to new rules, new circumstances and a new normal. Children and youth have been hit particularly hard by these changes. While naturally resilient, children are especially vulnerable right now.
Return to the workplace: A psychological toolkit for heading back to work
A toolkit is available to support employers and employees in navigating the mental health implications of returning to physical workplaces. Return to the workplace: A psychological toolkit for heading back to work aims to serve employees and employers across a variety of sectors. This toolkit provides guidance on how to support the mental health of individuals as they plan safe transitions back into their workplaces and to help employers as they develop policies and procedures for supporting staff returning to the work environment.