Women meditatingCaring for your mental health is important. Moments of uncertainty, such as what we are experiencing during COVID-19, can potentially have an impact on our mental well-being. Perhaps you are struggling with aspects of social (physical) distancing and the challenges of not connecting with loved ones like you did before. Maybe you are worried about your health or the health of others, concerned about school or work, or feeling anxious about your finances… 

It is normal to feel anxious or worried. You are not alone. In addition to your circle of support, know that Southern Health-Santé Sud is also here for you. Here are some mental health resources to help you care for yourself and others who may need help:

Southern Health-Santé Sud - Crisis Line Service

  • If you are experiencing a Mental Health Crisis, call 1-888-617-7715. You can also attend your local emergency department for immediate assistance. The Southern Health-Santé Sud Crisis Services line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. It provides community citizens of all ages experiencing a mental health or psychosocial crisis with ongoing support, crisis intervention, consultation, or referral to resources and education.

Southern Health-Santé Sud - Wellness Support Line

  • The Southern Health-Santé Sud Wellness Support Line is a confidential phone number anybody can call. A mental health clinician is ready to listen, support and refer you to local resources.

Province of Manitoba – Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program

  • The Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program is available to all residents age 16 or older experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Help when you need it. Where you need it.

Wellness Together Canada

  • Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed.

Strongest Families Institute

  • Learn skills to overcome behavior and/or anxiety challenges in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Learn skills to manage behavior issues (3-12 years old) and anxiety issues (6-18 years old). Call or 1-866-470-7111, Option 1 or visit www.strongestfamilies.com.

Other

  • For more information on other organizations offering free bilingual (English/French) counselling and health services to Manitobans of all ages, click here.

Engaging in dialogue about our emotional well-being with our circle of support can help to improve and maintain our mental health during uncertain times. We encourage you to share this page and check back for new resources as they become available.