In light of Coronavirus (Covid-19), OAMHP has made a number of links to information and resources available.
Here you will find information regarding online clinical practice, government updates, resources from the colleges and more. We continue to update this page and welcome any additional resources you feel would be of value to professionals in the mental health field.
Please know that OAMHP wishes to do all they can to help mental health professionals understand and anticipate the impacts of Covid-19. We also recognize we are not the experts and see our role as assisting you to find the best sources to provide answers to your questions. Please ensure you are staying up to date with the latest information.
RETURN TO FACE-TO-FACE WORK
May 27th 2020
CMOH Directive 2 for Health Care Providers
May 14th 2020
Press Release: Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen
Guidance for the Health Sector
CPO Update:Return to Work Planning
CRPO has developed two practical tools for registrants to use in preparing to return to in-person practice:
Evaluating Risk of Transmission in Your Practice
Developing a Return to In-Person Practice Plan
Workplace PPE Supplier Directory
ELECTRONIC ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELLING
The section of our Standards of Practice that outlines information you may need.
Pearson Telepractice Resource Page
FAQ from OAMHP's Webinar on Telephonic Counselling
This article, a review of the Clinical Practice Online workshop we held last year that provides helpful items of consideration.
Electronic Practice guideline of the CRPO
Consent Template for Telehealth/Online Counselling (1)
Consent Template for Telehealth/Online Counselling (2)
Recap of the Establishing Online Clinical Practice Workshop, April 7th, 2020
Government Support during the Pandemic
Letter to Members March 27th
President's Message April 6th
Letter to the Members April 18th
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
Government of Canada
Government of Ontario
City of Toronto
COVID-19 Health Care Provider Recruitment
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
Finance Canada’s Backgrounder on expanded CERB
Government support for small businesses
Carleton prof plain-language guide for government aid
RESOURCES FROM THE COLLEGES
CPO - Covid Updates and Information
Implementing Electronic Practice
Electronic Practice Guideline
Security Practice Checklist
Professional Practice Standards section 2, Competence
Professional Practice Standard 3.1, Confidentiality
Professional Practice Standard 3.2, Informed Consent
Professional Practice Standard 3.4, Electronic Practice
RESOURCES FROM PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
RNAO updates and resources on COVID-19 for members and other health professionals
OMA - Virus Facts
RESOURCES FOR CLIENTS & THE PUBLIC
Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak
CBC - How to cope with anxiety related to the coronavirus
ADHD Brains Working at Home – A Beginner’s Guide to Telecommuting
Anxiety – Mindfulness – Mindful Breathing
ECHO Coping for Healthcare Providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
Suicide Care During COVID-19
Suicide risk and prevention during COVID-19
What COVID-19 Can Teach Us About Mindfulness
CNIB Foundation – Virtual Program Offerings
Making the Most of Online Therapy
Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
Child Mind Institute – Talking to Kids about the Corona Virus
How to Explain Corona Virus to a Child with Anxiety
Mindfulness Meditation for Families
Helping Students Cope
Telus is offering free cell phones to clients unable to access technology. More information about this can be accessed here.
Shaw has made Shaw hotspots available without a login or Shaw ID. More information can be found here.
Rogers Communications is offering support to customers through flexible payment options and other offerings listed on their website here.
Bell is also supporting their customers and Canadians through their services and donations, which can be viewed here.
John Hopkins - tracking the virus around the world
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Washington Post - Masks, Here's How
Make a Mask for the 1000Masks Challenge
Beck Institute COVID-19 Resources Page