Living through a pandemic is stressful and it is normal to feel worried or anxious. In response to COVID-19, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has developed the Mental Health and Wellness Toolkit for COVID-19, which includes fact sheets designed to help support the mental health and wellness of Indigenous people during this time.
These resources aim to help cope with the challenges in our lives that can be stressful, overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way and being more aware of the impact these negative feelings can have on our wellness can make us, our families and our communities more resilient.
The resources also provide specific suggestions for dealing with the mental health and wellness issues raised by the pandemic. The complete list of resources can be found here and you can navigate to specific topics, including:
For other services including mental health counselling and cultural supports, please refer to FNHA's Mental Health and Cultural Supports During COVID-19 resource.