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Resources to protect your health, safety and well-being during COVID-19

At CMHA Thunder Bay, we are committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our community and every staff member, student, service user, and family member we work with. With the amount of information and attention on COVID-19, we understand it can be overwhelming to find credible and accurate information, causing feelings of distress, fear and anxiety.  To help you easily navigate the available information, we have compiled a list of resources from government, public health agencies, and trusted healthcare and mental health organizations.

COVID 19 Resource Directory for Service Providers available supports via phone, text and online:

View the COVID-19-related resources. Topics include:

View a list of available mental health supports via phone, text and online:

Mental Health Tips

CMHA Ontario Five key mental health tips: Provides five key mental health tips for individuals who may be experiencing increased stress and anxiety

Mental Health Commission of Canada Five mental health tips to help Canadians: Compiled five tips to help Canadians protect their mental health as they strive to safeguard their physical well-being and that of their loved ones How to look out for your mental health during COVID-19: Shares tips on how we can look out for our mental and physical health as we navigate tough times, together.

CMHA Crisis Response Phone Lines: Crisis Response Services offers 24/7 telephone services to both youth and adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or anxiety about COVID-19.

Thunder Bay: 807-346-8282        

District / Toll-Free: 1-888-269-3100       

Kenora Rainy River District: 1-866-888-8988 

BounceBack 10 ways to reduce anxiety: Provides 10 things you can do right now to reduce anxiety, stress and worry related to COVID-19

View the Ministry of Ontario’s self-assessment tool and the latest COVID-19 public health updates, information and education on how to best protect yourself:

If you think you or someone you know may be experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, use the Ministry of Ontario’s self-assessment tool to determine if you need to seek further medical care: Ministry of Ontario’s self-assessment tool

If you have you received a test and are waiting for your COVID-19 results, you can access and view your results from the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Test Results Viewer: COVID-19 Rest Results Viewer

For the latest public health information and updates regarding COVID-19:

Thunder Bay updates and information: Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Ontario updates and information: Ontario Ministry of Health

Canada updates and information: Health Canada

Global updates and information: World Health Organization

For education and information on how to best protect yourself from COVID-19:

World Health Organization: Busting myths about COVID-19

View a list of activities, apps and videos you can do on your own or with your family while you’re at home:

Online Resources for Social Connection and Metal Wellness During COVID-19

A wonderful resource shared from CMHA Hamilton to download and take advantage of for online services to help support mental wellness and social connection during COVID-19.

Below is a list of activities compiled by CMHA Toronto of apps and videos to do your own or with family while you are at home.


Crayola: Multiple categories of free printable colouring pages

Mandala Maker: Free printable mandala colouring pages


Fitness Blender: Free workout videos for every fitness level


Quizfreak: Test yourself with online trivia from a variety of categories!

Tour the World from Your Couch

Museum Views: Explore a virtual panoramic view of famous sites in 360 street view tours

The Metropolitan Opera: Watch the opera for free

Buckingham Palace: Virtually tour Buckingham Palace

Access Mars: Virtually tour Mars recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover

Virtual Tours: Here’s a Massive List of Museums, Zoos, and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours.

Smartphone Mindfulness/Meditation Apps

Insight Timer: Free app for sleep, anxiety and stress

Calm: Offers a variety of music, movements and sounds to help you sleep, meditate and relax

Happify: Overcome negative thoughts, stress and life’s challenges using effective, evidence-based solutions for better mental health

View a list of virtual healthcare services if you need to see a medical professional, get a better understanding of your symptoms from your home: 

If you believe you are experiencing a crisis, please call CMHA Thunder Bay Crisis Response

Thunder Bay: 807-346-8282        

District / Toll-Free: 1-888-269-3100       

Kenora Rainy River District: 1-866-888-8988 

If it is an emergency, please call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room.

For health advice:

TeleHealth Ontario: CALL: 1-866-797-0000  Free, confidential service to receive health advice and information

 For virtual healthcare services:

Get Maple: Digital walk-in clinic free for Canadian residents

Cover Health: Digital walk-in clinic free for Ontario residents

*Both services are OHIP covered. Non-OHIP cardholders can receive care at Cover Health at no charge if they are in Ontario.
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