CAMH provides access to mental health and addiction supports for health care workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes access to resources, psychotherapy and psychiatric services.
Mental Health Supports for Health Care Workers: Self-Referral
Throughout the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Ontario Health has partnered with five hospitals to provide services for frontline health care workers dealing with the stressors of COVID-19. CAMH is now expanding these supports to help health care workers maintain health and wellness while coping with a wide array of stressors, including the pandemic OR other crises. Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to self-refer for psychotherapy and psychiatric services:
You are a health care worker in Ontario; and
You require mental health and/or addictions support.
Please note that in addition to CAMH, the following hospitals continue to offer self-referral services for those requiring mental health supports: Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton; The Royal Mental Health Centre, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care.
A CAMH research team, in consultation with health care providers, digital and mental health experts, and people with lived experience, has curated a list of websites and mobile apps designed to help people through the COVID-19 pandemic.