New Government of Canada mental health resource
Yesterday, the Minister of Health Patty Hajdu announced the launch of Wellness Together Canada, a mental health and substance use portal for all Canadians.
This web-based portal provides Canadians with a virtual network of psycho-social information services and supports. This portal is a central resource for accessing confidential mental health and substance use support with respect to COVID-19.
You can also access it via Canada.ca/coronavirus and the Canada COVID-19 app.
Health Canada worked with a wide variety of organizations that have a long history of providing top-quality mental health and substance use care to Canadians, including Stepped Care Solutions, Kids Help Phone, Homewood Health, Greenspace Health, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and the Canadian Psychological Association.
In addition, as a result of school closures and reduced access to community resources, Kids Help Phone is experiencing increased demand for its confidential 24/7 crisis support services, which are available online, by telephone, and through text messaging. In response, our government has provided $7.5 million to Kids Help Phone to meet this increased demand and provide young people with the mental health support they need during this difficult time.
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