COVID-19

CPA Head Office
Serving our members remains a priority. At this time staff are working remotely in an effort to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and are available to help you with any needs you may have. While staff will access their voice messages on a regular basis during normal working hours (e.g., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET), to serve you best we ask CPA members to also provide an email address where they can be reached.

CPA will follow the advice of public health agencies and return to normal business operations when it is appropriate and safe to do so.

Upcoming in-person meetings of the CPA Board as well as the CJP Editorial Board that were planned for early April have been cancelled in favour of virtual meetings.

At this time, there is no plan to cancel the annual conference, though the CPA is exploring options in the event that the situation does not improve by the early fall.

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Mental Health Resources
A clinician’s guide: managing COVID-19 stress and anxiety
Crisis training for essential workers during COVID-19
Guide to Preventing and Addressing Social Stigma (WHO)
How to reach out to your provincial physician health program
How to talk to your kids about COVID-19: Considerations for health care providers
Guide to Field Workers on Psychological First Aid (WHO)
Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use
Mental health and COVID-19 Resources for health care workers
Stress and Coping
Psychosocial Considerations of COVID-19
Peer support recommendations to help frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
IACAPAP REMEMBER Surviving the Pandemic with Your Children
The Working Mind COVID-19 Self-care & Resilience Guide
Webinar Series: Mental Health & COVID-19
WellCan: Free mental health digital resource for all Canadians
WHO Technical Guidance on mental health considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak (WHO)
Psychological first aid: techniques to reduce distress
Lessons from an astronaut: how to stay resilient in isolation
How leaders can support team resilience in a pandemic
Rapid poll survey on PPE supplies and the impact of COVID on physicians mental health
Maintaining Your Family’s Well Being During the Pandemic
Suicide Prevention: Considerations for Temporary Transitions to online Support Groups
Coping With Stress, Anxiety, And Substance Use During Covid-19 [infographic]
The First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum
International Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mental Health Resources
A Canadian Psychiatrist’s Hockey Lessons for Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety
Alcohol and the Immune System: 4 Things You Should Know
June 6th Webinar: Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic (link to registration)
COVID-19 and Eating Disorders: FAQ Page and Helpline
COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

Share Your Stories from the CPA Front Line of the COVID Pandemic
Do you have a story to share from the front lines of the pandemic and its impact on mental health? Now, it is even easier for CPA members to share their story. CPA has established a Stories from the CPA Frontline online submission form.

CPA wants to share your frontline stories on social media and demonstrate psychiatrists’ leadership to fellow Canadians in this unprecedented time. We look forward to hearing from you.
*Submissions may be edited for length and clarity.