Mental Health Resources during COVID-19

This document was started by Vivian Ngai. You are able to contact them directly at (vivian@byVivian.com)/@byViviandesig.


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Please note, some info is some Toronto/GTA-based).

Hi there! I've created a crowd-sourced document of some helpful and free/low-cost mental health resources to cope with COVID-19. In this time of uncertainty and rapid changes, some of us or our loved ones can be having a hard time with the news, loss of income and financial instability, health fears, feeling physically and emotionally isolated, and greater mental health issues.


This is a living document and is shareable so please feel free to use and share. Open editing is paused. But I will continue to update with new additions.

The shorter link for sharing: http://takecare19.com It's okay to not be okay. Also, check on others as it affects us in different ways. This is my own way of coping, I hope it helps you or someone you know! đź’ś


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Information/Articles



Supporting Each Other/Community



Mindfulness & Meditation



Being Active


  • Downdog is offering all of their apps for free until May 1st (Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout)

  • Lululemon is offering yoga and meditation videos, free

  • Peloton Digital are now offering a 90 day free trial of their app

  • Wollendance Cardio dance fitness class live & on-demand, offer 14-days free trial

  • 8fit offers quick home workouts

  • Wakeout has fun 30s stretching & relaxation exercises, offers 7-days free trial

  • Nike Training Club app is completely free and has amazing guided workouts

  • Daily Burn is offering 2 months free of their online workout classes

  • Doyogawithme offers free yoga classes for all different levels

  • Fitbit is offering select Premium features for free; and extended trial of premium to 90 days


Staying Creative



Online Learning


Social Services


Working Better


Misc

  • Creeds is offering free pick up and delivery for Laundry and Dry Cleaning for those in self-isolation. Call 416 923 2500 to arrange

  • 99Strong Is offering free online physiotherapy consultations for aches and pains.

  • Flying Books offering free shipping for books with the promo code AIRDROP within Toronto (buy 3 books and get a tote)

  • Ocean Voyager live views from the Georgia Aquarium

  • Stay-at-Home Cinema - collab between TIFF + Crave; a series from Crave’s selection of titles, accompanied by conversations with special guests via IG. Crave is offering free 30-day trial for new users


Online talk therapy (offering affordable therapy or promo)

  • COVID19 Therapists - Facilitating free mental health services for Ontario COVID-19 healthcare providers

  • Big White Wall - is a free, online mental health and wellbeing service that helps people who are dealing with everyday stressors or major life events. Available 24/7/365

  • Good2Talk - Good2Talk provides confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario and Nova Scotia. This hotline is also free.

  • Greenspace Mental Health - finds you a therapist matched to your needs, available for GTA. Sessions in person or online video (therapy fees apply)

  • 7 Cups connects you to caring listeners for free emotional support 24/7; or be a listener for others

  • Talkspace is offering $65 off with code APPLY65

  • BetterHelp offers $40 to $70 weekly plans (can also be via text or chat - not just video call) - US-based, but clients can be from anywhere

  • Inkblot virtual therapy sessions ($37.50/30 min sessions, first session is free)

  • Shift Collab, in-person and online options. Sliding scale options. Free initial consult call.

  • Real Campus Student Assistance Program (run by Shift Collab). If you are a University or College student at eligible campuses you have access to free therapy sessions. Visit the website for eligibility here.

  • Affordable Therapy Network - offering reduced rates, low-cost, sliding scale online therapy options

  • Pathway-Therapy, in-person and online options. Currently offering sliding-scales to support a wider range of people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Open Path Collective - offering sliding scale individual ($30-$60) and couples and families ($30-$80) therapy options

  • New Creations Counseling - offers online therapy for individuals and couples with sliding scale

  • Warm Line peer support - Chat online, text or call a peer support worker. 8PM - midnight, every night; or text 647-557-5882 or call 416-960-WARM (9276)

  • Text4Hope – a free service providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)–based text messages written by mental health therapists -- Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 (Canada only)

  • Zencare.co - Vetted network of therapists in the U.S. offering sliding scale fees to support individuals and couples during the COVID-19 pandemic. Available in New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, California, Washington DC, Illinois, and Washington state *new*

  • Mind Relief if offering 40% discount until end of May 2020 *new*


Local therapy (Toronto)

(offering sliding scale/affordable therapy)

  • Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy - Low-cost therapy

  • Hard Feelings - affordable shorter term therapy

  • Danielle Hulan Therapy - Online therapy for individuals experiencing anxiety or depression, sliding scale available for those financially affected by COVID-19

  • being here, human - Rachelle Bensoussan is a bereavement clinician/grief therapist for 12 years and offering 1:1 support via Zoom and hosting online grief writing workshops (one beginning March 30) and online group grief literacy trainings

  • Tynan Rhea, is a psychotherapist offering an online COVID-19 respite clinic

  • Respite Clinic that is pay-what-you-can (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

  • Balanced Mind & Wellness phone and secure video counselling in GTA; offering reduced rates of 25% less until April 30, 2020

  • Kristy White is a counsellor trained in psychotherapy, and currently providing pay-what-you-can counselling via phone/video

  • Toronto’s Queer and Trans Therapist Listing

  • Umbrella Mental Health Network - a network of queer and trans-identified mental health professionals who work primarily in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, two-spirited (LGBTQIA2S) community within Toronto.

  • Nasima Salehe providing low cost online therapy to help people during this crisis

  • Britt Caron Therapy During COVID-19, is offering sessions exclusively via phone and video, and offering pay-what-you-can sessions during this time *new*

  • Yzobela Hyett offering individual online/phone therapy, and is able to offer sliding scale to individuals who are financially impacted by Covid-19 *new*

  • Matt Eldridge able to offer sliding scale options for those impacted by COVID *new*

  • Christopher McKinnon is offering numerous COVID-19 specific offerings including focused counselling for anxiety and depression - $25 per 30-minute session; and sliding scale individual psychotherapy ($75 to $165). Also a support group for those at risk during COVID19 (see Supporting each other section above) *new*




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