Today, CMHA Toronto joins individuals and organizations across the country in celebrating Caregiver Day. Caregiver Day is intended to honour caregivers — the millions of parents, children, siblings, spouses and friends who provide unpaid care to support someone with a diminishing physical ability, a debilitating cognitive condition or a chronic life-limiting illness.
Caregivers often feel isolated. In the wake of COVID-19, Canadians are facing a new reality of social distancing, self-quarantining and isolation in order to protect public health and safety. In what may be a difficult time for many, CMHA Toronto is offering some basic tips to help people remain calm and balanced as this public health situation unfolds: Tips to manage mental health during COVID-19
CMHA Ontario and branches around the province also provide programs and services to support mental wellness, such as BounceBack, counselling, information on stress management, and much more. CMHA Toronto’s Family Outreach and Response Program is continuing to provide support and education during COVID-19 to families supporting a loved one who is experiencing mental health issues.