With awareness surrounding mental health issues on the rise, many workplaces have integrated an emphasis on mental wellness into their workplace culture. It is incredibly common to see Employee Assistance Programs included in benefits packages, with some organizations even opting to build committees or teams dedicated entirely to keeping the conversation of mental health and wellness both open and constructive.

Now more than ever, there is a need for mental health supports. COVID-19 has brought to light the issues so many were facing pre-pandemic. The added stress of working from home or adapting to life in quarantine has been a tipping point for people everywhere. Organizations are seeing a massive increase in demand for mental health support from their staff and are looking for new ways to support them through this unique time in our lives. In an effort to share what we at RLB have learned, we have put together a list of mental health resources (some COVID-19 specific, and some more general).

If you’re interested in learning more about making mental health a more collaborative experience in your own organization, read our blog on the subject here.


General Mental Health Resources:

Here 24/7

Canadian Mental Health Association

CAMH Addiction Services

Stronger Minds by Beacon 

Ontario Find Mental Health Support

Family Counselling and Support Services

COVID Specific Resources:

The Royal – COVID-19 and your Mental Health Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – COVID-19

Resources Canadian Mental Health Association – COVID-19 Resources

Bell Let’s Talk – COVID-19 Resources

The Working Mind COVID-19 Self-care & Resilience Guide

Wellness together Canada – Mental Health and Substance Use Support  

Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic