Mental health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

We know that these are challenging times for our patients.  Physical distancing measures, ongoing news about the COVID-19 pandemic, and school/ business closures have disrupted the routines of our patients across the city and Canadians across the country.  During this time, we would like to provide some resources to help you cope with the uncertainty, anxiety, and stress that you may currently be experiencing. 

The Tolerance for Uncertainty Workbook is an excellent free resource written by Dr. Sachiko Nagasawa of Bay Psychology.  This resource helps individuals
identify their feelings and learn skills to better manage their emotions. The workbook focuses on emotional regulation, wellness/self-care, radical acceptance and self-compassion.

healthy coping ideas



The BounceBack Program is a free, guided self-help program offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association for people aged 15 and up who may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry.  Participants receive telephone coaching, skill-building workbooks and online videos to help them overcome these symptoms and gain new skills to regain positive mental health.  Your doctor can help refer you to the program (call us or book an appointment online).



The Mental Health First Aid COVID-19 Self-Care & Resilience Guide written by the Mental Health Commission of Canada is a short but powerful resource that helps you map out how and when to use self-care practices and resilience-building strategies.  

mental health and resilience

We are all in this current pandemic together, and we at Vivo Family Medicine are hopeful that we can come together as a community to offer support, compassion, and kindness through these exceptional times

Please do not hesitate to call our clinic or book online to schedule an appointment with your doctor for further support.