COVID-19: Mental health resources to cope

March 23, 2020

Many people are struggling with their mental health during this difficult time. If you are overwhelmed, under significant stress, or having any mental health difficulties, here are some resources to assist you.

Resources for federal public service workers

For government employees: contact the 24-7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or your departmental coordinator, access care through the Public Service Healthcare Plan (PSHP), or use the nationwide Specialized Organizational Services (SOS).

You can also check out Treasury Board of Canada's fact sheet for more resources on mental health.

Resources for all workers

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Find out if your employer has an EAP. Many large employers have these programs, which provide free access to assistance as well as other resources. Check with your manager or human resources department.

Mental health resources – General

Government of Canada - Mental health support: Get help

Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - Mental Health

Provincial and territorial resources

British Columbia




New Brunswick



Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories