March 25, 2020
May 5, 2020
Ontario Expands Virtual Mental Health Services During COVID-19

The Ontario government is expanding virtual mental health services to help thousands of Ontarians experiencing anxiety and depression, including frontline health care workers, during the COVID-19 outbreak. These Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) programs were developed in partnership with MindBeacon and Morneau Shepell and will be provided at no out-of-pocket costs to Ontarians across the province.
More information.

April 30, 2020 
Government Launches New Tool to Support Trucking Industry
The Ontario government is offering a new free 511 app which will provide truck drivers immediate access to the information they need to stay safe, fed and rested while delivering essential goods across the province during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Ontario 511 pilot app is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.
More details.

April 29, 2020
The Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute provides free COVID-19 Resources.

April 28, 2020
Sunnybrook  Health Sciences Centre: COVID-19: Practical cognitive behavioural strategies to manage your mental health.

April 23
Mental Health

8 Domains of Well-Being: The University of Guelph has shared well-being strategies during COVID-19. This week's Well-Being During COVID-19 campaign is focused on ‘Intellectual Well-Being’.
Access the resource in a PDF.

April 17
CFIB provides guidance to business owners of occupational health and safety compliance.

Trying to navigate all the rules and regulations of workplace health and safety can seem daunting, expensive, and time-consuming, but it doesn’t need to be.
Use this handy guide from CFIB.

Mental Health Commission of Canada Resource Hub: 
Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mental Health First Aid – COVID-19: Self Care & Resilience Guide
The Working Mind COVID-19 Self-care & Resilience Guide for The Working Mind
 
Being a Mindful Employee: An Orientation to Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
From the Mental Health Commission of Canada, this is a free online training program for employees. The goal is to help employees understand the 13 psychosocial workplace factors from the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. The program demonstrates what can impact employee mental health and what we can all do to support ourselves and others in the workplace. Course is being hosted on the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) website.

Posters demonstrate safe donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE Guidelines - Doffing
PPE Guidelines - Donning

WSPS provides FAQ on PPE Considerations
WSPS provides guidance to frequently asked questions about PPE, links to credible resources and other options you may consider in the absence or limited availability of PPE.
View the FAQ.

April 7, 2020
Working from a remote office 
Tips and resources from WSPS on how to keep your employees healthy and engaged when working remotely.

April 6, 2020
Poster: Watch for signs of mental health risk while managing COVID-19, from WSPS.


Starting a Victory Garden 2.0
This resource from the National Garden Bureau is for you and your family and share with your friends and clients to embrace some horticulture therapy while growing vegetables this year!

April 2, 2020
Ontario Increasing Mental Health Support During COVID-19

The province is providing emergency funding of up to $12 million to immediately expand online and virtual mental health supports and $2.6 million to hire new psychologists and other mental health workers to support Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) personnel. For more information go here.

March 31, 2020
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre: Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Conference Board of Canada
Mental Health and COVID-19 Video Series

Conference Board of Canada
How employers and employees should manage self-quarantines

Ontario Public Health
Units Listing

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
COVID-19: Mental Health and Well Being

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
New workplace, campus mental health resources available amid COVID-19

Come Alive Outside 5x5 challenge during COVID-19
Come Alive Outside with the help of Landscape Ontario is providing free nature-focused programming to help children and adults continue to spend time outdoors while social distancing during the COVID-19 shutdowns. The “5x5 Challenge” encourages participants to engage in 5 healthy outdoor activities a week for 5 straight weeks and share pictures of their adventures along the way. Register online at comealiveoutside.com/5x5 or view a poster.

Managing anxiety around COVID-19
YouTube playlist for Workplace Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Helping children cope with emergencies.

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