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Ottawa, Apr 15 (Canadian-Media): In view of varying degrees of stress faced by Canadians due to COVID-19 pandemic, Patty Hajdu, Canada's Minister of Health launched on April 15 a new portal on Canada.ca/coronavirus and the Canada COVID-19 app. to facilitate access to credible information and services to support their mental health and wellbeing, media reports said.
Patty Hajdu. Image credit: Twitter handle
Dedicated to mental wellness, this portal combines the experiences of a broad consortium of organizations in providing digital mental health and substance use support, including Stepped Care Solutions, Kids Help Phone, Homewood Health, Greenspace Health, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and the Canadian Psychological Association.
In addition to the above services, the entire suite of tools on Wellness Together Canada, built on the support of $7.5 million provided to Kids Help Phone, provides an opportunities to Canadians in need to chat with peer support workers and other professionals.
The launch of Wellness Together Canada was built to provide mental health support to young people during this difficult time, as a result of school closures and reduced access to community resources.