Important Notice for the Community:
To help mitigate the potential risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19, CMHA-NL’s Board of Directors has taken a proactive approach to help keep our community, staff, volunteers, and program participants safe. As of March 18, 2020 all CMHA-NL offices are closed to the public. This includes our offices in St. John’s, Grand Falls-Windsor, and Stephenville. Staff will work remotely to ensure regular operations continue as usual, with the exception of the following:
• All training courses, workshops, and events are cancelled up to and including April 30. Anyone registered for a course with CMHA-NL should check their email inbox for details.
• All booth displays and workplace presentations are suspended until further notice.
• All volunteer activity is suspended until further notice.
We will review further cancellations as new information is made available from public health authorities.
For the most current information about COVID-19, please visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/.
To find resources in your community, please visit https://cmhanl.ca/get-help/.
A Message From the CEO:
Click HERE to read the message from CMHA-NL’s CEO.
View and print this handy information booklet to help teach children about COVID-19. Contains 12 brightly coloured page and interactive sections.
Looking for a helpful podcast, self-help book, or mental health-focused Instagram account? View our March Newsletter for the latest!
Printable Tools, Worksheets, and Posters:
Booklet for Children
Mandala Colouring Sheet
Guided Self-Esteem Journal
Substance Use During the Pandemic Info Poster
‘Coping With Stress’ Info-graphic from WHO
‘Helping Children Cope With Stress’ Info-graphic from WHO
Check HERE for a list of FREE webinars related to workplace mental health, wellness for healthcare professionals, stress and anxiety management, and more.
More Online Resources:
• Have health-related questions related to COVID-19? Please complete the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca. If you have further questions, dial 811 on your phone any time from anywhere in the province to speak with a registered nurse. It is confidential and free.
• Search the Get Help section of CMHA-NL’s website for community supports.
• Visit BridgetheGapp.ca to access several free, online mental health and addictions programs to support your mental health during COVID-19. Help is only a click away!
• The 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge is a free, online and only takes 5-10 minutes a day to improve mood, performance and reduce stress.
• Looking for help for anxiety, depression or substance use? TAO can provide you with self-help tools accessible from home.
• Feel like you need to relax and just breathe? The BreathingRoom can help! Learn to manage stress, depression or anxiety.
Get Help By Phone:
• If you have completed the online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca and have further questions, or you do not have access to a computer or internet connection, dial 811 on your phone any time from anywhere in the province to speak with a registered nurse. It is confidential and free.
• If you are feeling isolated and alone during COVID-19, reach out and speak with a trained mental health peer supporter. Call the Provincial Warm Line at 1-855-753-2560, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM daily. They are there to listen and help.
• Anxious about COVID-19 and not sure where to turn? Call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668 if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. Available 24/7. You are not alone.
• If calling isn’t your thing, try the Crisis Text Line. It’s confidential, free and available to anyone in NL, any time! Text ‘Talk’ to 686868 and let a trained volunteer bring you from a hot moment to a cool calm.