In order to ensure the ongoing safety of our patients and staff, please note that CAMH is maintaining the requirement for universal masking of staff, patients, visitors/essential care partners, contractors/vendors at CAMH. A hospital-approved mask will be required to enter into our buildings and in all common areas. Further, current screening stations and protocols are also being maintained and there will be no change in the requirement for anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or exposure risks to not enter the hospital.
CAMH provides access to mental health and addiction supports for health care workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes access to resources, psychotherapy and psychiatric services.
Mental Health Supports for Health Care Workers: Self-Referral
Throughout the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Ontario Health has partnered with five hospitals to provide services for frontline health care workers dealing with the stressors of COVID-19. CAMH is now expanding these supports to help health care workers maintain health and wellness while coping with a wide array of stressors, including the pandemic OR other crises. Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to self-refer for psychotherapy and psychiatric services:
You are a health care worker in Ontario; and
You require mental health and/or addictions support.
Please note that in addition to CAMH, the following hospitals continue to offer self-referral services for those requiring mental health supports: Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton; The Royal Mental Health Centre, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care.
A CAMH research team, in consultation with health care providers, digital and mental health experts, and people with lived experience, has curated a list of websites and mobile apps designed to help people through the COVID-19 pandemic.