COVID-19 has brought on many challenges such as working from home, disruptions, uncertainties and perhaps transitioning back to work after being remote. As we navigate this, it is important to consider ways to support your mental and physical health and resilience. This section provides an evolving list of resources to support your Mental Health and wellness throughout COVID-19.
Awareness of key resources and services available to support mental health and resilience is a great place to start.
For McGill Employees and their families: Free Counselling and Services through the EFAP
- If you feel you may be struggling with your mental health, or would like someone to talk to, we encourage you to take advantage of EFAP. If you or anyone you know is struggling, please do not do so silently - there is help available to you.
- Morneau Shepell: COVID-19 toolkit
Articles & Workbooks
- Make Self-Acceptance Your Pandemic Priority
- Mental Health Continuum Self-Check
- Stress Management Tips During a Pandemic
- Coping with Stress, Anxiety, And Substance Use During Covid-19
- Covid-19 Workbook: Download this workbook from Psychologist Sachiko Nagasawa which shares practical tools to guide you through the uncertainty that COVID-19 brings.
- Managing Covid-19 Financial Stress
- Prioritize you Mental Welllness While Working from Home: The Mental Health Commission of Canada has compiled six suggestions for those working from home. While these cannot address all the underlying challenges, taking even a small step toward prioritizing mental wellness will mean you’re moving in the right direction.
Adding physical activity to your day can help you manage stress and anxiety. This is especially difficult when working remotely as there is a tendancy to be more sedentary.
- McGill Athletics offers online videos: We Live to Move
- Visit the Physical wellness section of the Health and Well-Being website for more resources on how you can fit physical activity into your routine.
- Adjust your work station at work or at home with these resources and videos: Office Ergonomics
Videos & Webinars
- Visit our YouTube channel with videos specific to staying well during the pandemic
- Meditation for stressful times: Being With What Is- Anika Harris
- Achieving well-being in the midst of a pandemic- McGill passcode- 4L!l0@I9: In this talk, McGill Psychology Professor, Richard Koestner distinguishes two distinct ways of conceptualizing well-being and explains how we can still achieve happiness and purpose in our daily life, while also safeguarding our physical health by adhering to social distancing and obsessive hand-washing guidelines.