Managing COVID-19 at home can be challenging, but we’ve gathered some resources to help you find the information or support that you or a loved one may need.
Caring for your mental health
During the COVID-19 outbreak, there are mental health and addictions services that you can access online or by phone.
- CAMH COVID-19 - This site is designed to provide information and suggestions about how best to cope in this difficult time.
- 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. Call 1-866-345-0224.
- Kids Help Phone: Children and youth 18 and under who need to talk to someone about their mental health can call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868, for 24/7 virtual, phone and text support.
- Ontario COVID-19 Mental Health Network: a network of Ontario-based mental health professionals dedicated to supporting frontline COVID-19 workers
- Progress Place Warm Line: Adults can chat online, text, or call a peer support worker. Text 647-557-5882 or call 416-960-WARM (9276)
- COVIDCare@Home Discharge Resources (.pdf)
- Government of Canada: COVID-19 Information (outbreak update, risks, awareness resources, etc.)
- Toronto Public Health: COVID-19 Fact Sheet (links to common symptoms, how to self-isolate, COVID-19 Alert App)
- Canadian Blood Services: Convalescent Plasma Donation (information on how to can apply to donate your blood for COVID-19 research)
The list of educational videos below can be used to support patients in the use of inhalers, oximeters, etc.
Handwashing & Physical Distancing
To get information about how to wash your hands, how to physically distance, and how to care for yourself during the outbreak, visit Public Health Ontario
- Financial & Social Supports
Supports for Seniors
- Friendly Neighbour Hotline: A toll-free hotline for seniors in low-income housing to get help picking up essentials. Call 1-855-581-9580.
- SPRINT Senior Care’s Meals on Wheels: Offers year-round meal deliveries for seniors. Call 416-481-6411.
- Phone Pals Program: Trained volunteers provide companionship and social contact to older adults through weekly phone calls.
- City of Toronto Seniors Helpline: Provides information about home care, community care, and crisis services in Toronto. Call 416-217-2077.
Supports for Caregivers
To find resources for caregivers in Ontario, please visit The Ontario Caregiver Organization