Other COVID-19 Resources
Updated on: July 16, 2020
In addition to OUR SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS, APEX has streamlined available and relevant COVID-19 information regarding Mental Health and Wellness for Executives
Disclaimer: These do not constitute a legal document. It is important to always verify with the respective sources ownership for additional information or regarding any reference of this material in an official capacity.
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA RESOURCES:
- The Canada School of Public Service Mental Health Job Aids, designed specifically to be the one-stop shop for tips, tools, and useful links to address 13 important psycho-social factors in the Mental Health arena, as leaders. A few of note are: Social Support, Civility and Respect, Engagement and Balance.
- The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has published an alert to fraud that is being perpetrated against Canadians. At the following link you will find valuable information to assist you to protect those that you love from becoming a victim of fraud.
- The Wellness Together Canada Portal which includes a wellness self-assessment and tracking, available to all Canadians.
- The Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (OCHRO) has compiled resources for employees, including executives, who are experiencing a high degree of uncertainty, worry, anxiety and stress about their health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s (TBS) Centre of Expertise for Mental Health in the Workplace is leading the Government’s efforts around mental health for employees. As an executive, you will have any number of people depending on you for direction as well as emotional support. It is important for you to protect your own mental health first, to best lead and support your teams through this time of tremendous disruption.
- Additional useful Government of Canada information on COVID-19:
HELPFUL TRAINING & TOOLKITS:
- Dan Pontefract of the Pontefract Group in response to COVID-19, has developed a toolkit aimed at supporting remote leadership, remote teams, and being a remote employee. This free resource is now available.
OTHER EXTERNAL RESOURCES:
- The Canadian Mental Health Association – Mental Health Week – Every May for the last 68 years, Canadians have rallied around Mental Health Week, presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). To highlight the extent to which mental health should be viewed as important, the CMHA has assembled some interesting facts about:
- The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field, recognizes that the current situation is stressful for everyone and it is normal to be anxious and worried. They have developed a site to provide information and suggestions about how best to cope in this difficult time.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published some useful pandemic-specific information that covers a range of personal and family-related topics such as:
- The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians. Their website has many helpful articles and resources to support your mental health including:
- A poster on how to help someone in mental distress
- A series of posters developed for those working on the front-line, to assist them in identifying how they are doing and how to help their teams
- Crisis Response training courses
- Louise Bradley, CEO of MHCC, has been writing a blog in collaboration with the Chief of Research on workplace productivity at the Conference Board of Canada – we recommend their articles on burnout and mental fatigue
- The Catalyst – a recent publication featured an article from Louise Bradley on leading during uncertainty
- The Resource Hub on mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic
- The World Health Organization has developed information and tips about: