The pandemic has taken a toll on the emotional and physical well-being of physicians, medical learners and health care workers across Canada. Many have had to cope with an increase or exacerbation of anxiety, burnout or other health challenges related to increasingly difficult workplace conditions.
This toolkit includes proven wellness services and resources to support you at this stage of the pandemic.
Being stressed or overwhelmed can make it hard to recognize when we need support. Use this mental health continuum model for physicians to check in with yourself.
This model has been adapted from a model created by the Canadian Armed Forces.
Access support services
Wellness Support Line
The Wellness Support Line offers free, confidential counselling and access to psychologists for urgent crisis support and for everyday wellness issues to physicians, medical learners and their immediate families. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in both English and French.
You’re not alone. Connect with other physicians to share your experiences and coping strategies.
Physician Wellness Hub
The Physician Wellness Hub provides reliable wellness tools and resources to empower physicians, medical learners, leaders and educators to create change in the culture of medicine.