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.

If you are in distress, please contact your Employee Assistance Program, Member Assistance Program, or the nearest crisis / distress centre. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department.

Access the Wellness Together Canada portal

Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources to help get Canadians back on track.

Canada COVID-19 App

A central resource for accessing personalized, trusted, evidence-based information about the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada.

Staying healthy at home

Access a range of courses and webinars to stay mentally and physically fit from home.

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.

Wellness

Healthy eating during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Love Who You Are” with the help of LifeSpeak Spring Campaign and COVID-19 Expert Blog for All Defence Team Members

Video Gallery

Watch Defence Team members highlight the impact of COVID-19 and fostering positive mental health from home. 

Additional Mental Health Resources

Mental Health resources and contact information for both civilian employees and military members.

Military Mental Health. You’re not alone

Access information on medical and mental health care, support for families, and return-to-work programs.

Mental health in the Canadian Armed Forces

Information on mental health services and programs available members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Mental health and wellness

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).

Programs and services

Mental health programs and services for CAF members and their families.

MHCC's COVID-19 Resources Hub

Information on how to manage mental health, working from home, and dealing with isolation during COVID19.

CCSA - Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use

Visit this trusted resource for information on COVID-19 and substance use.

Articles

Access important messages and updates related to COVID-19 and mental health for employees.

Sustaining the Wellbeing of Military Healthcare Personnel during COVID-19 Pandemic

Adapted from guidelines by World Health Organization and Centre for the Study of Traumatic Stress

A Message to the Entire Defence Team about LifeSpeak and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

A message to the entire Defence Staff from the EAP Co-Champions

COVID-19 and Mental Health @ Work

Ways to maintain and support our mental health

Defence Team Mental Health and Coping during COVID-19

Things you can do to support yourself and your family

New crisis texting service to serve Canadian military children

A crisis texting service for the children and youth of Canadian Armed Forces members

Strengthen your mental health! See what’s happening for Mental Health Week 2020

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

Defence Team Update: A message from the Clerk of the Privy Council for Mental Health Week

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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