Adult Mental Health During COVID-19

If you are having an emergency, dial 911. If you need crisis support, call 1-844-437-3247 (HERE247).

Taking care of your mental health during COVID-19

Stay informed, with limits 
  • Protect yourself by following Public Health advice; seek credible information on COVID-19
  • Take breaks from COVID-19 related information and discussion
  • Unplug from news and social media 
Check in with yourself 
  • Accept that it is okay to be worried during COVID-19, feelings of concern, anxiety, or stress are normal
  • Pay attention to how you are feeling, identify your needs
  • Remember you are resilient; use coping strategies that have worked for you before and seek help when needed 
Take care of yourself 
  • Be kind to yourself, use positive self-talk, focus on what is in your control
  • Practice mindfulness, meditation, or deep breathing and relaxation
  • Make time in the day for things you enjoy 
Keep healthy routines 
Stay connected 
  • Plan dedicated time to connect with members of your household
  • Connect with family and friends through phone or video calls
  • Help others who are isolated or in need of support

Get more support when needed - Adult mental health services

If you are having an emergency, dial 911. If you need crisis support, call 1-844-437-3247 (HERE247).

  • Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries – Local counselling support for individuals, couples, and families
    Call: 519-621-5090
  • Here 24/7 – One stop access and referral to crisis, mental health, and addiction services provided by 11 agencies across Waterloo Region
    Call:1-844-437-3247 (HERE247)
  • Hope for Wellness – 24/7 National mental health and crisis intervention for all Indigenous peoples live chat
    Call: 1-855-242-3310
  • Parenting Now – Local parenting support through Parenting Now Team; email at “Click to connect” 
  • Wellness Together –  24/7 National adult mental health support
    Call: 1-866-585-0445 (Adults)
    Text: WELLNESS to 741741 (Adults)
  • Women’s Crisis Services Waterloo Region – 24/7 local, free, online or phone support, outreach, and shelter for women and children experiencing violence
    Call: 519-742-5894 in Kitchener-Waterloo
    Call: 519-653-2422 in Cambridge

More adult and parent mental health COVID-19 resources

Adult mental health COVID-19 resources 
Parenting during COVID-19 resources 

Child mental health and return to school

Child mental health and well-being in the context of COVID-19 is a priority with return to school this September. Our local school boards are committed to supporting parents and children with preparing to return, as well as focusing on mental health and well-being once in the classroom (in-person or virtual). Information and resources from local and provincial sources are available to help families with return to school transition.


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