COVID Resources for Parents

ONTARIO COVID INFORMATION:

Including TEST LOCATIONS and daily SCREEN BEFORE SCHOOL: https://covid-19.ontario.ca

A toolkit for coping with kids at home during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

www.covidwithkids.org

Resources to help parents prepare their kids for back to school during the pandemic (prepared by a family physician and her husband who is a teacher):

Link to document: https://bit.ly/2Yg4jMP

Link to slides: https://bit.ly/31NEzIf

Better Help online therapy – Making professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient – so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. https://www.betterhelp.com

Mindshift App – to help relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking & identify active ways to take charge of anxiety www.anxietycanada.com/resources/mindshift-app

Healthy Mind App– Royal Ottawa Hospital problem solving tool to deal with emotions www.theroyal.ca/mental-health-centre/apps/healthymindsapp

Online self-help peer support forum – any Ontario patient can access for free. Anonymous peer support for depression, anxiety, etc & access to self-help resources and tools.  The forum is moderated by a trained therapist. www.bigwhitewall.com

Meditation & Mindfulness www.headspace.com

Mightier– Online anxiety program for children, teaching calming skills through play, developed by Harvard & Boston Children’s Hospital www.mightier.com

Anxiety resources for youth – https://youth.anxietycanada.com