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 and Justice Program case managers will continue to provide essential services to program participants. Please note the following changes, which may impact how we provide public services:
• Most training courses and workshops will occur virtually (online) until further notice. Find current offerings here.
• Some group sessions may be held in-person if/when the Public Health Authority lifts restrictions, however, physical distancing practices must be followed. Contact us to learn more.
• Ride Don’t Hide, the Tickle Swim and many of our annual third-party fundraising events are still happening—virtually! Learn more and join us here.
• All booth displays are suspended until further notice.
• All volunteer activity is suspended until further notice.
• If you are wondering about a specific course or event, please contact us.
Check HERE for a list of FREE webinars related to workplace mental health, wellness for healthcare professionals, stress and anxiety management, families, and more.
Printable Tools, Worksheets, and Posters:
• Feelings Wheel
• Self-Care Wheel
• “Hello! I am a Virus…” 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
• Kindness Cards Template
• Find more resources HERE.
• 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.
• Visit BridgetheGapp.ca to access several free, online mental health and addictions programs to support your mental health. 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:
• Take the COVID-19 online self-assessment at www.811healthline.ca. If you 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 Newfoundland and Labrador to speak with a registered nurse. It is confidential and free.
• Call the Provincial Warm Line at 1-855-753-2560, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM daily, if you are feeling isolated and alone. Speak with a trained mental health peer supporter.
• 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.
• Text 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.