Mental Health Resources for COVID-19
- Anxiety is contagious: how to regain your calm (Mindful.org)
- Dealing with the Discomfort of Grief During COVID pandemic
- Managing Anxiety and Stress (CDC)
- COVID-19 and Anxiety (Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division)
- Supporting team or employee anxiety about COVID-19 (Canadian Mental Health Association)
- Resources for Coping during the time of COVID-19 (Southcentral Foundation Nuka System of Care)
- Coronavirus Sanity Guide: Practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, & anxiety
- Mindfulness for your everyday Life (Headspace.com)
- This site guides you through exercises, videos and more to help you get healthier and happier. They also have specific information and exercise to maintain calm through COVID-19.
- Guided Meditation and Exercises (Center for Mindful SelfCompassion)
- Children’s workbook: Coronavirus
- Creative Calm throughout Coronavirus workbook
- Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis (Child Mind Institute)
- Parent Resource: Talking to Children about COVID19 (National Association of School Psychologists)
- Talking to your Child about Anxiety (Here to Help, BC)
- Mental health and wellness tools created by and for youth
- Interactive tools, video, stories, blogs, games, art and apps
- For example: Mood tracking app mood. https://mindyourmind.ca/tools/mood-mindyourmind
- Available 24/7, for children/youth up to age 25 years (+ people >25 from child welfare):
- Call 1800-668-6868
- text TALK to 686868
- Live chat online https://kidshelpphone.ca/livechat/ (6 p.m. – midnight) or through the Always There app
NWT Helpline 1-800-661-0844
- Available 24/7.
- NWT residents can also visit the NWT Help Line Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWTHelpLine/ for wellness information, tips, and community events.
If you or your family members are still feeding distress, connect with a The NWT Community Counselling Program provides on-the-ground access to mental health services in all of the regions. Trained counsellors are available for you to talk about any problems that you may be dealing with in your life as well as provide assistance or referrals to other services that could help you.
This free service is available for all residents. Click below for a complete list of phone numbers:
The Artic Indigenous Wellness Foundation has set up phone sessions with their traditional counsellors and elders for those that would like support while the healing camp is shut down. They are operating during their regular business hours from 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm, and are able able to call you back during your session time so you don't have to pay long distance if you are calling from one of the communities in the NWT outside of Yellowknife. They ask that you only call during those time frames so that we can allow our support staff to also take rest. Contact information as follows:
- William Greenland- 867-446-1346
- Annie Mitsima- 867-688-3027
- Ruth Mercredi- 867-444-1949
For any questions or difficulties getting through, please contact our executive director Wilbert Cook at: 867-447-1095 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For more information, click here to check their Facebook page.
Strongest Families Institute (SFI) is a distance service delivery system designed to provide support and remove barriers to care for children, youth and families (targeting ages 3-17 and adults). SFI offers a variety of programs (in English and French), via telephone, and which are available to NWT residents. For more information and referral to SFI services, connect with your local Community Counselling Program . Programs include:
- ICAN (Conquer Anxiety and Nervousness) – Anxiety Program (18-30 years of age)
- Parents Empowering Kids – Behaviour Difficulties Program (3-12 years of age)
- Chase Worries Away – Anxiety Program (6-11 years of age)
- Defeat Anxiety – Anxiety Program (12-17 years of age)
- Dry Nights Ahead – Nighttime Bedwetting (5-12 years of age)
- Chase Pain Away – Recurrent Headache/Abdominal Pain (9-16 years of age)