Saturday, July 02, 2022


Here, you will find resources that can help with messaging and response to topics and concerns related to mental health, wellness, and substance use during the pandemic. This tab includes websites, programs, social media messaging and more.

You can also access more resources through the digital PHAC Mental Wellness Supports toolkit here. It includes the Wellness Together Canada (WTC) portal, available resources and services for diverse audiences, social media shareables, and guidelines on safe messaging.


These resources are provided by the Government of Canada (GC), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), the Province of Ontario (Ontario), and the Ministry of Health (MOH). They are also sourced from partnered organizations like the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA), Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA), Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), and the Independent First Nations Alliance (Independent First Nations Alliance), which offer many great resources including posters, graphics, and videos.

  • ISC: Mental health resources for Indigenous individuals (social media slides) - English
  • SLFNHA: Harm Reduction & COVID-19 – English
  • SLFNHA: Live well with COVID-19, go for a drive – English
  • SLFNHA: Live well with COVID, spend time on the land – English 1, 2
  • SLFNHA: Live well with COVID, spend time in your backyard – English 
  • SLFNHA: Self-isolation – caring for yourself – English 
  • SLFNHA: Connect with the land to cope with COVID-19 – English
  • SLFNHA: Staying connected – English
  • SLFNHA: Practicing spiritual values during COVID-19 – English 
  • SLFNHA: Isolation tips, how to move more! – English 
  • ISC: Free mental health support, ask for help – English / French
  • ISC: Free mental health support, ask for help – English / French
  • NAN: NAN Hope – English
  • NAN: NAN Hope 2 – English 
  • ISC: Mental health resources for Indigenous individuals - English
  • SLFNHA: Alcohol use and COVID-19 – English
  • SLFNHA: Drug use safety tips during COVID-19 – English
  • SLFNHA: Harm reduction and COVID-19 – English  
  • SLFNHA: Smoking and COVID-19 – English
  • SLFNHA: COVID-19 mental health and self-care – English  
  • Independent First Nations Alliance: COVID-19 mental health and self-care – English



The following includes links to online content that may be helpful in developing communication products and/or community supports.

  • Native Child & Family Services of Toronto: After Hours Help Line – English
  • Anishinabek Nation: Community Assistance Program – English
  • Independent First Nations Alliance Fact Sheet: Mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 – Bilingual
  • SLFNHA Fact Sheet: Use of Naloxone during COVID-19 (May 11, 2020) – English
  • NAN Webpage: Choose Life, Youth Resource for Mental Health – English
  • WAHA Webpage: Mental Health Supports – English
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Webpage: Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic – English 
  • NAN Webpage: Nishnawbe Aski Nation Health and Addictions Support Access Program (NAN Hope) – English 
  • Chiefs of Ontario Webpage: “Indian Residential School Information and Resources”. Includes mental health supports open for all issues – English
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