With the country’s health care system in crisis, the ramifications of the pandemic continue to drastically affect the emotional and physical well-being of physicians, medical learners and other health care workers across Canada. You’re likely working longer hours and juggling heavier workloads, all while many of you have had to also deal with harassment.
While system-level change to address these challenges must happen, there are steps you can take to improve your mental health. We’re here to help you manage your wellness with proven services and resources in our Pandemic Wellness Toolkit.
ACCESS SUPPORT SERVICES AND RESOURCES
Support for physicians experiencing harassment
The Threats and harassment page offers resources and services to support physicians and medical learners experiencing threats and harassment in person and online.
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.
The Wellness Connection offers free, virtual peer support sessions led by trained facilitators to physicians and medical learners. This platform also delivers featured group sessions on topics such as Psychological First Aid, Compassion Rounds and Mindful Parenting.
You’re not alone. Connect with other physicians to share your experiences and coping strategies.
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.