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COVID-19 Resource Guide

Bayview Family Practice COVID-19 Update & Resources
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Mental Health Resources

Talking to Children About the Pandemic
Resources for Ontarians Experiencing Mental Health and Addictions Issues During the Pandemic
https://www.virusanxiety.com

 

E-Counselling for HBT Members suffering from the psychological effects of COVID-19

DOREEN SASKIN, MSW, RSW (45-minute phone-call for counselling and 15-minute follow up telephone call one week later)

  • Social worker with expertise in anxiety, crisis management and resilience.

SANDRA ROTHOLC (1-hour Zoom session or phonecall)

  • Psychotherapist, RSW RMFT CST
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW)
  • Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO)
  • Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Canadian Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (CAMFT)
  • Clinical Fellow (OAMFT)
  • Certified Sex Therapist (BESTCO)

Volunteer services are available only for those in need during COVID and only one (complimentary) session per person.
Reach out to Rabbi Zachary Goodman for contact information: [email protected]

For Parents

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/article-how-to-strike-a-balance-when-talking-to-children-about-the-coronavirus/
https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/10-tips-for-talking-about-covid-19-with-your-kids
https://www.cmho.org/blog/blog-news/6519918-talking-to-your-anxious-child-about-covid-19

 

For Adults

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-tips-for-managing-anxiety-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
https://cpa.ca/covid-19/
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/therapists-advice-patients-coronavirus-anxiety_l_5e6fb44ac5b6125e095b4134
http://ontario.cmha.ca/news/cmha-offers-tips-to-support-mental-health-amid-concerns-of-covid-19-pandemic/

 

For Teens

https://bouncebackontario.ca/

 

For Seniors

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/seniors-elderly-coronavirus-isolation/
https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/coronavirus-social-isolation-loneliness.html?intcmp=AE-HP-TTN-R2-POS2-REALPOSS-TODAY

 

For Employers and Employees

https://cmha.ca/news/6-tips-to-respond-to-employee-anxiety-about-covid-19
https://www.canada.ca/en/government/publicservice/covid-19/covid-19-mental-health-work.html

 

Podcasts

https://www.rickhanson.net/being-well-podcast-fear-in-the-time-of-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR0_MIfJOlLyr0rx-1O5olcMqS8KbR16mgehIbJRkdIpIx80k9Mj-gcZOpw

 

Apps

https://insighttimer.com/
https://www.headspace.com/covid-19
https://www.calm.com/
https://www.anxietycanada.com/resources/mindshift-cbt/

 

Livestream

Holy Blossom Temple: Daily services (7:30 am and 6 pm) & Shabbat services (Friday 6 pm and 10:30 Saturday am) 
Institute for Jewish Spirituality: DailyJewish meditation https://www.jewishspirituality.org

 

Books for Parents

Growing up Resilient:  Ways to Build Resilience in Children and Youth by Tatyana Barankin and Nazilla Khanlou
The Fear Fix:  Solutions for Every Child’s Moments of Worry, Panic and Fear by Sarah Chana Radcliffe

 

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