Defence Team COVID-19 - Mental health and Wellness
The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in a high degree of uncertainty and disruption to our lives, and it is not unusual to feel a heightened degree of anxiety and worry about the potential impact on yourself and your family.
As we continue to navigate through this uncertain time, Defence Team members can access a variety of resources and information to help maintain and improve our mental health and overall personal well-being.
Staying healthy at home
Access a range of courses and webinars to stay mentally and physically fit from home.
A selection of Canada School of Public Service courses for all public servants
- CAF Community: Staying Fit with Personal Support Programs
- Weekly Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Service sessions for Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
COVID-19 mental health resources for Defence Team members
Current information and resources to stay up to date and informed, including details on leave, working remotely, COVID-19 in Canada among other essential topics.
Watch Defence Team members highlight the impact of COVID-19 and fostering positive mental health from home.
- 60 Seconds With Major General Downes, Surgeon General of the Canadian Forces and Commander of the Canadian Forces Health Services Group
- Mental health tips in a time of physical distancing
Additional Mental Health Resources
Mental Health resources and contact information for both civilian employees and military members.
Learn about mental health, mental illness and related services in Canada. Also get information on what we are doing on suicide prevention and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Mental health programs and services for CAF members and their families.
Access important messages and updates related to COVID-19 and mental health for employees.
Adapted from guidelines by World Health Organization and Centre for the Study of Traumatic Stress
A message to the entire Defence Staff from the EAP Co-Champions
Ways to maintain and support our mental health
Things you can do to support yourself and your family
A crisis texting service for the children and youth of Canadian Armed Forces members
There is no better time to take stock of our personal well-being and #GetReal about mental health and how we lean on others for support
Maybe in the past you’ve just noted it was Mental Health Week and moved on—but somehow this year it feels different. COVID-19 has made a lot of difference to a lot of people in a lot of ways
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