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Helpful Resources

Resources for the LGBTQ2S+ community, women experiencing violence and indigenous peoples

Curated by the University Health Network, this page offers COVID-19 resources by the World Health Organization, the Government of Ontario and the Trevor Project, among others.

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Self-Care for Caregivers During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is altering life as we know it all over the world, and the situation poses unique challenges for caregivers. Being a caregiver for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or other related dementias is already an extremely taxing situation. Each person may react differently to certain stressors but it is important to practice self-care during such challenging times.

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Top 5 Tips for Maintaining Psychological Wellness during COVID-19

Baycrest’s Psychiatrist in Chief, Dr. Robert Madan, shares expert advice on some of the best ways to help cope with the stresses of living through the COVID-19 pandemic and staying psychologically healthy.

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Combatting Social Isolation

Innovations like a virtual art gallery, friendly neighbour hotline, and online memory library are emerging to keep seniors engaged and connected.

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International resources on COVID-19

World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVID-19 Advice for Public
The World Health Organization is the leading international authority on information regarding COVID-19. The link below provides the WHO’s most up-to-date information, videos, advice and downloadable documents for public use and reference.
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
 
World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Stigma Guide
The link below brings you to the World Health Organization’s guidance and sensitivity training on how to diffuse the stigma that can surround people or groups affected by COVID-19.
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/covid19-stigma-guide.pdf
 
World Health Organization (WHO): Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak 
The World Health Organization’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Use has developed a series of messages that can be used in communications to support mental and psychosocial well-being in different target groups during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can find that document at the following link:
https://www.who.int/publications-detail/mental-health-and-psychosocial-considerations-during-the-covid-19-outbreak


What is the coronavirus? How to stay safe and situation updates


Answers for your questions about COVID 19 – What is it?; Symptoms, spread and prevention


The latest COVID-19 updates; prevention and treatment; what to do if you are sick; stigma and resilience

 

National and Local resources on COVID-19


Awareness resources

 


Self-monitoring
English


How to self-isolate
English


Self-isolation guide for caregivers, household members and close contacts
English

 

COVID-19 information in other languages


Self-monitoring


How to self-isolate


Self-isolation guide for caregivers, household members and close contacts

 


Hotlines

  • TeleHealth Ontario
    • Fast , free medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • T: 1 866 797  0000  
    • TTY: 1 866 797 0007

In a medical emergency, do not call Telehealth. Call 911 right away.

  • Toronto Public Health Hotline  
    • T: 416 388 7600
    • Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays)
    • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Translation is available in many languages.


Community services and support

211 Ontario- Community and Social Services Hotline
211 Central - Community and Social Services in Toronto
City of Toronto - Affected city services
311 City of Toronto: Seniors Services
Circle of Care
Jewish Community Services (UJA)
Jewish Family and Child
Bikur Cholim
B’nai Brith