OAMHP

COVID-19 Resources

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

CRPO Bulletin

CPO Update

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 Bulletin

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

OAMHP SUPPORT

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

Guidance Documents

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

CERB FAQ

Carleton prof plain-language guide for government aid

RESOURCES FROM THE COLLEGES

CPO - Covid Updates and Information

CRPO Website

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

Mentally Healthy Return to School Framework

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

ACCESSIBILITY 

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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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