Resource Hub: Mental Health and Wellness During COVID-19

It is normal to feel anxious and afraid while we deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation is stressful for everyone; people living with mental illness and addictions may be finding it especially difficult to cope. If you or someone you know is struggling, the resources on this site are here to support you.
Improving mental wellness services for Indigenous communities

The Government of Canada is providing $82.5 million in mental health and wellness supports to help Indigenous communities adapt and expand mental wellness services, improving access and addressing growing demand, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This funding will help partners and communities to adapt mental wellness services to the current COVID-19 context, including:

  • Expanding access to culturally appropriate services such as on the land activities, community-based health supports and mental wellness teams
  • Adapting mental health services, such as virtual counselling, to meet increased demand
  • Supporting Indigenous partners in developing innovative strategies to address substance use and to improve access to treatment services
  • Funding under this program will flow through distinction-based allocations to national Indigenous organizations.

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