COVID-19 Resource List for Healthcare Workers

Reach out to Your Existing Supports 

Primary Care Provider 
You may have a trusted established relationship with your family physician or nurse practitioner who is often your first contact with the health care system.  Most primary care providers are still available to provide you with virtual care (telephone/video).  

Employee Assistance Program
Consider reaching out to your existing employee assistance program as your first step in seeking help.

Self-help tools

Managing Stress, Anxiety and Substance Use During Covid-19: A Resource For Healthcare Providers 

Mental Health Commission of Canada: Mental Health First Aid COVID-19 Self-Care & Resilience Guide

Wellness Together Canada: free online resources, tools, apps, and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals.  Produced by Kids Help Phone, Homewood Health and Stepped Care Solutions, funded by Health Canada.

Sunnybrook: Tips for health-care workers: Talking to your kids about COVID-19

Videos

Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto: (Video): Three Steps to coping with anything (including COVID-19), a 7.5 minute video for healthcare workers, offered by Dr. Rober Maunder and Dr. Jonathan Hunter

Ontario Medical Association: (Video): 4 things to know about coping with COVID, a 4 minute video for healthcare workers, offered by Dr. Joy Albuquerque

On-line community of practice & peer support

ECHO Ontario Coping with COVID: Community of practice for hospital-based healthcare workers

ECHO Care of the Elderly for LTC: COVID-19 Care of the Elderly for LTC: COVID-19

Occupation Specific COVID-19 Resources 

Long-term Care

Canadian Home Care Association: COVID-19 Resources for home and community care providers

Ontario Personal Support Workers Association

Mental Health and Addiction Workers

Addiction and Mental Health Ontario

Nurses

College of Nurses of Ontario’s COVID-19 Practice Resources

Paramedics

Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario

Ontario Paramedic Association

Pharmacists

Ontario College of Pharmacists

Physicians

Ontario Medical Association’s Physician Health Program for physicians, medical students, residents and veterinarians seeking help for mental health and substance use concerns. Does not provide treatment but matches callers to a community service and provides initial support. 1-800-851-6606

Canadian Medical Association

The College of Family Physicians of Canada: COVID-19 Information and Resources 

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Physiotherapists

Ontario Physiotherapy Association

Psychologists

Ontario Psychological Association

Canadian Psychological Association

College of Psychologists of Ontario

Psychotherapists

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Occupational Therapists

College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario

Respiratory Therapists

College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario

Social Workers

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers’s COVID-19 Updates