Mental Health of Care Providers Resources

Posted October 5, 2020

Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence:

Mental Health First Aid:


Posted September 3, 2020

8 Ways Managers Can Support Employees’ Mental Health
by Kelly Greenwood and Natasha Krol, Harvard Business Review, August 7 2020


Posted June 25, 2020

When the Dust Settles: Preventing a Mental Health Crisis in COVID-19 Clinicians
Kiser, S. B., & Bernacki, R. E. (2020). Annals of internal medicine, M20-3738. Advance online publication.


Posted May 7, 2020

Highfield, J., Johnston, E. Jones, T. Kinman, G., Maunder, R, Monaghan, L. Murphy, D., Rao, A., Scales, K. Tehrani, N. West, M. The psychological needs of healthcare staff as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The British Psychological Society. Mar. 31, 2020.


Posted April 30, 2020

Ensuring Our Own Wellbeing as We Care for Others During the COVID-19 Crisis
Covid-19 Crisis Bulletin #1
The Canadian Society of Physician Leaders, 2020

Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Shanafelt T ,Ripp J, Trocket M.
JAMA. Published online Apr 7,2020.

Posted April 24, 2020

Managing your stress & anxiety (mobile app)
*This app provides tips, coping strategies and resources to manage your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Useful resource for health care worker self care and to support patients with managing distress during this pandemic. App has no charge and is available for Android and Apple devices:




Posted April 2, 2020

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Staff, Volunteers and Communities in an Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2020


Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself
CDC—Center for Disease Control and Prevention


For Administrators/Supervisors:
Supporting the Psychosocial Well-being of Health Care Providers During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
BC Centre for Disease Control, 2020


Posted April 6, 2020

Levin J. (2019) Mental Health Care for Survivors and Healthcare Workers in the Aftermath of an Outbreak. In: Huremović D. (eds) Psychiatry of Pandemics. Springer, Cham.


Brooks, S. K., Dunn, R., Amlôt, R., Rubin, G. J., & Greenberg, N. (2018). A systematic, thematic review of social and occupational factors associated with psychological outcomes in healthcare employees during an infectious disease outbreak. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 60(3), 248-257.


Lee, S. H., Juang, Y. Y., Su, Y. J., Lee, H. L., Lin, Y. H., & Chao, C. C. (2005). Facing SARS: psychological impacts on SARS team nurses and psychiatric services in a Taiwan general hospital. General hospital psychiatry, 27(5), 352-358.


Lancee, W. J., Maunder, R. G., & Goldbloom, D. S. (2008). Prevalence of psychiatric disorders among Toronto hospital workers one to two years after the SARS outbreak. Psychiatric services, 59(1), 91-95.                  


Lavoie, S., Talbot, L. R., & Mathieu, L. (2011). Post‐traumatic stress disorder symptoms among emergency nurses: their perspective and a ‘tailor‐made’solution. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(7), 1514-1522.

*abstract only without subscription/payment


Posted April 24, 2020

Managing Healthcare Workers’ Stress Associated with the
COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
US National Center for PTSD


For leaders/managers:
The psychological needs of healthcare staff as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic
British Psychological Society Covid19 Staff Wellbeing Group, 2020

Intervention 5: Supporting people working in the COVID-19 response
Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak Version 1.0
Shared Health Manitoba

Doctors’ wellbeing: self-care during the covid-19 pandemic
Shreena Unadkat and Michael Farquhar, BMJ 2020;368:m1150

Fiorillo A, Gorwood P. The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and implications for clinical practice Accepted Manuscript for European Psychiatry

Lai, J., Ma, S., Wang, Y., Cai, Z., Hu, J., Wei, N., … & Tan, H. (2020). Factors associated with mental health outcomes among health care workers exposed to coronavirus disease 2019. JAMA network open, 3(3), e203976-e203976.

Maunder, R. (2004). The experience of the 2003 SARS outbreak as a traumatic stress among frontline healthcare workers in Toronto: lessons learned. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 359(1447), 1117-1125.

Brooks, S. K., Webster, R. K., Smith, L. E., Woodland, L., Wessely, S., Greenberg, N., & Rubin, G. J. (2020). The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence. The Lancet.