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WORKING IN THE COURTS DURING THE PANDEMIC: AN INVENTORY OF MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCES

A Statement from the Action Committee

Our Committee exists to support Canada’s courts as they work to protect the health and safety of all court users in the COVID-19 context while upholding the fundamental values of our justice system. These mutually sustaining commitments guide all of our efforts.

This inventory is a non-exhaustive list of Canadian resources related to mental health and wellness in the workplace. It is intended to serve as a starting point to promote awareness of mental health and COVID-19, wellness in the workplace, and existing mental health initiatives, tools and supports across Canada. Resources are listed in the official language(s) in which they are available. If you have a Canadian best practice, initiative or resource related to mental health or workplace wellness that could be of interest, please consider sending information and related links to the Action Committee Secretariat at AC-secretariat-CA@fja-cmf.gc.ca.

General Resources on Mental Health and COVID-19
Taking Care of Your Mental and Physical Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic Public Health Agency of Canada
COVID-19: Taking Care of Your Mental Health Public Health Agency of Canada
Crisis Services Canada helpline: 1-833-456-4566
For Quebec residents, call 1 866 APPELLE (1.866.277.3553)
Crisis Services Canada
Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic > Tip Sheets Mental Health Commission of Canada
COVID-19 Burnout Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
COVID-19 Info Canadian Mental Health Association
Provincial and Territorial Resources
Mental Health Resources: COVID-19 Alberta Health Services
Mental Health and COVID-19 HealthLinkBC
Managing Anxiety During Covid-19 Canadian Mental Health Association – British Columbia Division
COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus: Care for your Mental Health Government of Manitoba
Mental Health in a Pandemic: Mental Health and Coping during COVID-19 Government of New Brunswick
Life with COVID-19: Mental Health and Wellness Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
GNWT’s Response to COVID-19: Mental Health Government of Northwest Territories
Coping with COVID-19 Nova Scotia Health Authority
Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19 Government of Nunavut
COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Resources for Ontarians Experiencing Mental Health and Addictions Issues during the Pandemic Ontario Ministry of Health
COVID-19 Mental Health and Addiction Supports Prince Edward Island Mental Health and Addictions Services
Protecting your Well-being in the COVID-19 Pandemic Government of Quebec
Mental Health and COVID-19 Government of Saskatchewan
Mental Health and wellness support during COVID-19 Government of Yukon
Promoting Wellness in the Workplace
Resources for Employers, Court Administrators and Managers
Supporting Employees to Disconnect from Work Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
The Importance of Disconnecting from Work Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Healthy Minds at Work Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Mental Health: Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Workplace Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Work-Life Balance: Make It Your Business Canadian Mental Health Association
Workplace Mental Health Playbook for Business Leaders Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
The Federal Workplace Mental Health Checklist Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace (federal government)
Mental Health in the Workplace Government of Ontario
National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Mental Health Commission of Canada
Determinants of Mental Health in the Workplace: report and summary Barreau du Québec
COVID-19 Toolkit Commission des normes de l’équité de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)
Aide-mémoire pour les employeurs de tous les secteurs - Risques psychosociaux liés au travail (French only) Commission des normes de l’équité de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)
Resources for Employees
Prioritizing your Mental Wellness while Working from Home Mental Health Commission of Canada
Mini-Guide for Women Sidelined from the Workforce Mental Health Commission of Canada
For Workplaces: Mental Health Ottawa Public Health
Being a Mindful Employee: An Orientation to Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Mental Health Initiatives and Support
General Information on Mental Health
Wellness Together Canada-Access Resources Wellness Together Canada
eMentalHealth.ca Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Mental Health – Heath and Safety Factsheets Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
General Information on Mental Health Canadian Mental Health Association
Mental Health 101 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Addiction and Mental Health Government of Alberta
Mental Health Help and Support Resources Gouvernement du Québec
Find Mental Health Support Government of Ontario
Managing Your Health - Mental Health Resources and Links Government of British Columbia
Resources from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions Government of British Columbia
Mental Health Links Government of British Columbia
Mental Health and Addictions Resources Government of Manitoba (Ministry of Health)
Mental Health Crisis and Non-Crisis Regional Contacts Government of Manitoba (Ministry of Health)
Mental Health and Addiction Services Government of Saskatchewan (Ministry of Health)
Mental Health Framework Government of Northwest Territories
Mental Health and Addictions Online, Phone, and Text-based Supports Government of Prince Edward Island (Ministry of Health)
Mental Health and Addictions Resources and Links Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (Ministry of Health)
Consultations concernant les effets de la pandémie sur la santé mentale : propositions de santé publique Institut national de santé publique du Québec – Centre d’expertise et de référence en santé publique
Synthèse des connaissances sur l’impact d’une crise sanitaire ou économique sur les comportements suicidaires Institut national de santé publique du Québec – Centre d’expertise et de référence en santé publique
Resources for the Judiciary
Many provincial law societies include judges in the cohort of individuals they support with mental health services. Contact your law society or bar association to find out what resources are available to you.
Short-term counselling services
https://jcp.ca/
1-866-872-6336
Judges Counselling Program
Training for members of the judiciary
National Judicial Institute
Jillian Boyd, Director of Digital Education
JBoyd@nji-inm.ca
Related programming
https://ciaj-icaj.ca/en/
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
Resources for Lawyers
Wellness Assistance Programs (by Province and Territory) Canadian Bar Association
Health and Wellness Saskatchewan Law Society
Opening Remarks Ontario Bar Association
2021 Mental Health Forum September 14, 2021 recorded sessions Law Society of British Columbia and the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia
Mental Health Task Force Law Society of British Columbia
Mental Wellness Links and Resources The Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch
Espace Bien-être psychologique, “Briser les tabous et l’isolement” (in French only) Barreau du Québec
Espace Bien-être psychologique, “Le PAMBA” (in French only) Barreau du Québec
Espace Bien-être psychologique, "Des experts pour comprendre, des outils pour guérir" (in French only) Barreau du Québec
Formations en matière de santé mentale (in French only) Barreau du Québec
Resource Centre: Wellness Law Society of Alberta
Resources for Court Staff (public servants)
Most court staff in Canada are members of either the federal or a provincial or territorial public service. Contact your local Employee Assistance Program to find out what resources are available to you.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Toll-free: 1-800-268-7708

TTY (for people w/ hearing impairments): 1-800-567-5803
Health Canada
Resources for employees for mental health in the workplace Treasury Board Secretariat Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace
Mental health and COVID-19 for public servants: Protect your mental health Government of Canada – Information for Government of Canada employees: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Wellness, Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada
Mental Health Tools and Resources Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Employee Well-Being, ISED
Mental Health Learning Series: Changing Cultures and Building Capacity Canada School of Public Service
Resources for Justice Canada Employees
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Toll-free: 1-800-268-7708
TTY (for people w/ hearing impairments): 1-800-567-5803
Health Canada
Wellness and Informal Conflict Management System Justice Canada
Other resources can be found on the Wellness Program Digital Workspace (internal only) Justice Canada
Distress: 613-238-3311
Crisis: 613-722-6914
1-866-996-0991
Distress Centre Ottawa and Region
Resources for Specific Court Users
Crisis Services Canada/Suicide Prevention Service
1.833.456.4566
Culturally sensitive services available to all Canadians seeking support
For Jurors
B.C. Juror Support Program Government of British Columbia
Ontario Juror Support Program Government of Ontario
For Public Safety Personnel
Public Safety Personnel Mental Health Support Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment
For Survivors of Family Violence
Being in an abusive home during COVID-19 Mental Health Commission of Canada
Family Violence – Services and Information Justice Canada
For Victims of Crime
Victim Services Directory Justice Canada
Provincial/Territorial Governments: Victim Services Justice Canada
Victims of Crime- Services and Information Justice Canada
Online Resource for Victims & Witnesses of Crime Government of British Columbia
Victim Services – Resources and Links Government of Manitoba (Ministry of Justice)
Support for Crime Victims and Witnesses Booklet Government of Manitoba (Ministry of Justice)
Victim Services Government of New Brunswick (Ministry of Justice)
For Indigenous People
Mental health and wellness in First Nations and Inuit Communities Indigenous Services Canada
Hope for Wellness Helpline
Call 1-855-242-3310 (toll-free) or connect to online chat at https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/
Health Canada
Indigenous Community Corrections Initiativeprovides support for Indigenous offenders including counselling. Contact: ps.indigenouscorrections-correctionsautochtones.sp@canada.ca Public Safety Canada
For People with Disabilities
COVID-19 and people with disabilities Public Health Agency of Canada
For Senior Citizens
Resources for seniors and their caregivers Public Health Agency of Canada
COVID-19: Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Seniors in a Pandemic Context Institut national de santé publique du Québec – Public health expertise and reference centre
Tools for people 70+ and caregivers Canadian Mental Health Association
Mental Health Support Lines for Seniors in Canada Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health