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Resources to Help Cope during Self-Isolation

Published: April 14, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is an extra stressful time for some people. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in both adults and children. LeClair Cremation Centre wants to help so we have put together a list of available resources that might be helpful to you in these uncertain times.  

Telehealth Ontario 

Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have questions about COVID-19, they suggest you take this self-assessment to determine if you need to seek further care before calling Telehealth Ontario.

  • Toll-free: 1-866-797-0000
  • Toll-free TTY: 1-866-797-0007
     

Mental Health Support

If you are currently receiving mental health and addiction support, you should directly contact your current service provider to learn about potential virtual care options. This includes community-based mental health and addiction agencies. Many are modifying their services to move towards virtual care, meeting clients by phone or secure video-conferencing, if appropriate.

ConnexOntario 

Adults and frontline workers who are dealing with the realities of COVID-19 can call for mental health, addictions and problem gambling support.

  • Toll-free: 1-866-531-2600

 

BounceBack 

A free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program that provides guided mental health self-help supports for adults and youth 15+ using workbooks, online videos and phone coaching.

  • Toll-free: 1-866-345-0224

 

Kids Help Phone 

Children and youth 18 and under who need to talk to someone about their mental health. Available 24/7 phone and text support.

  • Toll-free: 1-800-668-6868

 

Good2Talk 

A phone and texting service that provides confidential support to post-secondary students.

  • Toll-free: 1-866-925-5454

 

Hope for Wellness Helpline 

Help for Indigenous peoples for immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention across Canada. Live web chat is also available.

  • Toll-free: 1-855-242-3310

 

Talk 4 Healing 

Indigenous women can get help, support and resources, with services available in 14 languages. Live web chat is also available.

  • Toll-free: 1-855-554-4325

 

Community Information

211 Ontario 

For information and referrals for community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources across Ontario.  Live web chat is also available.

  • Call 211 or Toll-free: 1-855-554-4325

 

As well, check out the County of Simcoe website as they are constantly updating with new information in regards to the current pandemic. You can find their page with up to date information on the Coronavirus here. They update it frequently to let you know what is open and closed in Simcoe County.

 

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