COVID-19 Information Sources

Service: Mental Health / Well Being, Learning Resources and School Attendance

Location, Telephone & Internet
Located In Community Barrie
Address Barrie, ON
Description & Services
Description (Service) In this listing, you will find information about attending school during the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as online Family Activities, Learning and Mental Health resources to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic  
 

Family Activities and Learning Resources

 
Barrie Public Library 
* thousands of digital resources, online activities, virtual programming and activities for all ages are available through your public library, see Barrie Public Library 
 
City of Barrie - Together at Home 
* new content each week to get you moving and spark your creativity, see City of Barrie - Together at Home 
 
YMCA at Home 
* FREE for everyone and is a virtual YMCA connecting people to at-home workouts, children’s programs and physical activity, and personal wellness resources, YMCA at Home  
 
Online Learning Resources 
* Ontario Government - Learn at home  
* Microsoft Family Learning Centre  
* Ophea  
* Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities  
 
Unicef COVID-19 Information Centre 
UNICEF is working with health experts to bring trustworthy tips and guidance to parents, caregivers and educators, see Unicef COVID-19 Information Centre 
 

School During COVID-19 Pandemic

 
 
School Boards 
* Simcoe Muskoka District School Board  
* Simcoe County District School Board  
 
Guide to Reopening Schools 
Guide to Reopening Schools, Ontario Government  
 
Attending School in Fall 2020-Winter 2021 
Steps to Justice has new information for parents trying to decide whether their child should attend in-class learning or remote learning, or be homeschooled, see Attending School during COVID-19 Pandemic  
 
 

Mental Health Resources

 

Phone Support

 
Kids Help Phone  
* you can reach a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7 at 1-800-668-6868  
* to text with a counsellor 24/7, youth can text CONNECT to 686868, adults can text WELLNESS to 741741  
* website with resources and information  
 
Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe County Branch 
* all services are available virtually by secure email, voice, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or text 
* call 705-726-5033 or 1-800-461-4319 for support  
* call Mental Health Crisis Line (Mon-Sun 24 hours) 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 for immediate mental health assistance 
 
Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe 
* all services are confidential, anonymous, free and available to people 18 yrs and up  
* 24/7 Distress Lines: Barrie 705-726-7922, Orillia 705-325-9534 
 

Virtual Support

 
MindBeacon  
* BEACON digital therapy is now available free of charge to support Ontarians through stress and mental well-being concerns during COVID-19  
* helps with challenges related to Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Insomnia, and Health Anxiety  
 
Stronger Minds 
* Stronger Minds by BEACON is a free digital program for all Canadians – to support mental well-being through the COVID-19 crisis 
* get guidance that’s created to help with the specific emotional well-being concerns stirred by the pandemic, through easy-to-digest resources from a team of clinical psychologists 
 
Morneau Shepell  
* a structured digital therapy program (AbilitiCBT) and helpful resources to navigate life’s challenges  
* AbilitiCBT is an internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) program that you can access from any device, any time  
* includes a special program to help you address anxiety symptoms related to pandemics: uncertainty, isolation, caring for family and community members, information overload and stress management  
* see website for more information  
 
Togetherall (previously Big White Wall) 
* mental health and well-being chat service  
* safe and anonymous  
* includes online peer community support  
* a place for creative and artistic expression of emotions  
* guided support courses and tools to help with self-management  
* mental health self-assessments  
* see website for more information 
 
BounceBack - CMHA Ontario  
* a free, evidence-based skill-building program designed to help adults and youth aged 15+ manage symptoms of depression and anxiety  
* helps participants learn skills to help them deal with problems such as inactivity, unhelpful thinking, worry, and avoidance  
* one-on-one telephone coaching, workbooks, and online videos that participants can do from the comfort of their home 
* see website 
 
 

Online Resources

 
Wellness Together Canada  
* Mental Health and Substance Use Support  
* provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed  
 
Jack.org  
* Canada's only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health  
* when you don't know what to say to a friend who doesn't seem okay, they created BeThere.org  
* teamed up with School Mental Health Ontario and Kids Help Phone to create the COVID Hub 
 
 
MindYourMind 
* resources designed to promote wellness, reduce stigma, and increase access to community supports, both professional and peer-based  
* through active engagement, best practices and technology, youth are encouraged to reach out, get help and give help  
 
Children's Mental Health Ontario - COVID-19 Resources 
* provide evidence-based tips to ensure all kids, young people and families get the mental health supports needed during this difficult time  
 
School Mental Health Ontario 
* How to support student mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic  
 
CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)  
* Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic  
* information and suggestions about how best to cope in this difficult time 
 
Next Gen Men - Youth Programs  
* an online community for boys in Grade 7-9 
* work together to develop positive relationships, bolster mental health and ride the waves of school in the midst of COVID-19  
 
First Aid for Feelings  
* a workbook to help kids cope during the coronavirus pandemic  
* a free 16-page downloadable workbook available in English and Spanish  
* created by Denise Daniels, a leading child development expert, Scholastic and the Yale Child Study Center  
 
Kerry's Place, COVID-19 Resources  
 
Autism Ontario, COVID-19 Resources  
 
New Path Youth and Family Services, COVID-19 Resources 
 
Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County, Virtual Workshops and Groups  
 
Parents for Children's Mental Health Resources, COVID-19 Resources
Hours Hours vary
Areas Served Barrie ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Varies by website/service
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Established 2020
Physical Access Not Applicable

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