Strengths-Based Actions to Maintain Wellbeing in Times of COVID-19
This paper argues that by using our strengths, we can enhance our psychological immunity through pragmatic actions to enhance our daily wellbeing. More importantly, we can reframe and reappraise challenges to build perspective in dealing with global crises such as pandemics and disasters.
Wellness Together Canada was created in response to an unprecedented rise in mental health and substance use concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with funding from the Government of Canada. As a country, we are facing challenges at a scale we’ve never seen before, from social isolation and financial insecurity to substance use concerns and racial inequality.
Bliss is an 8 session interactive therapy program for depression that you complete on your own. The program is based on psychotherapy treatment called cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT for short. CBT has been shown to be effective treatment for depression. The program is designed to teach you techniques that have been shown to be effective at improving your mood and mental health.
Good2Talk is a free, confidential service for post-secondary students in Ontario, available 24/7/365. Post-secondary students in Ontario can receive professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.
Kid’s Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) offers a series of webinars and small group discussions focused on helping undergraduate students, postbacs, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences develop the resilience needed to thrive in high-knowledge environments.
ConnexOntario is an information and referral service, focusing on mental health, addiction and problem gambling services in the province. Available 24/7 via phone, web-chat and email. You can also use the services via an app.
Through Empower Me, counselors are completely qualified to support students in crisis. You don’t need to be in crisis in order to take advantage of their services. You could?speak to a life coach about subjects like personal performance, well-being and growth, career, relationships, and finances.
MindBeacon is an online therapy provider and is the only provider that offers Canadians the full spectrum of digital mental health support, including face-to-face live therapy, therapist-guided programs, immediate crisis support and free resources from the Stronger Minds community..
This online resource is intended to be a one-stop shop for any campus professional or student leader looking to understand more about mental health and refer a student to relevant programs or departments. It was developed to help faculty, administration and campus staff learn how to recognize, respond and refer students experiencing mental health issues on campus.
To meet and exceed the needs of all students across Canada, as more than just a health benefits program that serves and protects their interests, but a partner that puts the interests of all students first through transparent information and values.
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a charitable social enterprise offering professional developmentand service delivery organization for mindfulness-based interventionsin Canada. They provide mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindful self-compassion (MSC) and specialized mindfulness training to the general public, healthcare providers, and social service professionals.