Patients and their families can use support to help deal with the uncertainties of the pandemic.The following resources can help you improve clinical skills, offer specific guidance around treatment limitations during the pandemic, and provide advice on how to talk to children and their family members about COVID-19.
Collaborative communication during escalated situations: Strategies for health care providers
This CAMH resource is a review of three key concepts pertaining to de-escalation.
Managing mental health during COVID-19 for frontline workers
Managing Mental Health During COVID-19 for Frontline Workers is a brief, free, and self-paced online training that addresses the mental health concerns of frontline workers and the people they support in the context of a pandemic.
Young people sense the anxiety of their parents and worry about their own health and that of other family members. It’s important to acknowledge their fears, explain the risks of getting the virus and ways to keep safe during this pandemic.
The COVID-19 Learning Hub provides resources to support a child's mental health and general well-being through physical activity, sleep, nutrition and learning. Includes videos and audio guides for sleep and wellness.
Addiction and Substance Use Treatment Management during COVID-19
These guidelines offer recommendations for care issues of those with opioid and alcohol use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Covid-19 Pandemic – National Rapid Guidance
From: Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM)
CRISM has developed a rapid guidance series for health care workers and other service providers. Topics include supporting people who use substances in shelters and in acute care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining social distancing, reducing transmission and telemedicine.
From: CAMH, Ontario Medical Association and META:PHI (Women’s College Hospital)
This document (updated August 2021) was created to help guide opioid agonist therapy (OAT) care for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD), and to support ongoing access to OAT care. It addresses office and remote visits, carry doses and frequency of drug testing.