Your Mental Health and Well-being during COVID-19
McGill also offers the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), a confidential information, counselling and referral service available to employees, their spouses, and their dependent children.
If you feel you may be struggling with a mental health issue, or would just like someone to talk to, we encourage you to take advantage of EFAP.
What is Mental health?
Mental health lies on a continuum and it fluctuates depending on various factors in our lives. There are different actions we can take to support our mental health. Watch this video from the Mental Health Association to learn more.
Check-up on your mental health with the help of the Canadian Mental Health Association. These quizzes will help you to reflect on your strengths and identify areas where your level of mental health could be improved.
Resources to support your mental health
Just like your physical health, mental health is an essential part of your overall well-being, and giving it the attention it needs has the power to affect every aspect of your daily life.
- Anxiety Canada: An ever growing list of free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety.
- MindShift: Free Evidence-Based Anxiety Relief App: MindShift uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn, relax and be mindful and provides tools to tackle: worry, panic, perfectionism, social anxiety, phobias.
- Mental health meter from the Canadian Mental Health Association: Understand different facets of mental health, measured here by the ability to enjoy life, resilience, balance, self-actualization and flexibility.
- Self-help resources from the Centre for Clinical Interventions: Find information and worksheets to help you manage common mental health concerns.
- The Canadian Mental Health Association provides tips related to a wide variety of topics including stress, children’s mental health and aging.
- Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre: Find multilingual fact sheets and patient resources, organized by language.
Learn more about Mental Illness
- Psychology Works fact sheets from the Canadian Psychological Association: Get the facts about many different mental health concerns with regularly updated fact sheets.
- Ami-Québec provides information on mental illness and treatment, programs and support groups, resources and publications (newsletters).