During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that we take care of ourselves and each other. This page has resources and supports for mental and spiritual wellness that are currently available in Waterloo Region. The resources below have been adapted to be virtual or phone-based in order to allow for social distancing so that they are accessible while following physical distancing guidelines.
If you are in crisis, please call Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247
The above document is a quick reference to some of the most widely used mental health supports in Waterloo Region during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This document lists information about spiritual supports that are available in Waterloo Region that have been adapted due to COVID-19. The list shows contact information, service times, and online resources. If there is information that is incorrect or that you would like to be updated or added to, please send an email to: email@example.com
COVID-19 Guidance for Places of Worship (PDF) is an additional resource from the Region of Waterloo’s Public Health department which outlines some recommendations for reducing transmission of the virus in places of worship or observation.
Hope and Spirituality (PDF) is a document which outlines the idea of hope and explores it with different spiritual lenses.
The Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council (WRSPC) recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic is a time of unprecedented changes that can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. With the community’s wellness in mind, WRSPC has created a webpage that houses a list of locally developed information and tip sheets, as well as a list of local, provincial, and national support services that can be accessed virtually during this time.
The Friendly Voice is a phone-based general wellbeing check-in to enhance social connections and reduce loneliness in our community.
To register for the Friendly Voice program, please call 519-743-6333 and ask reception how to get started! Reception hours are 8:30am-6pm, but Friendly Voice hours may vary.
The above document lists information about mental health supports that are currently available in Waterloo Region. The list shows contact information, hours of service, and online resources. If there is information that is incorrect or that you would like to be updated or added to, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in crisis or unsure of what service you may need, please call Here24/7 at 1-844-437-3247 (HERE247).
The current COVID-19 situation can have an impact on your mental health. Practicing physical distancing makes it even more important that we make an extra effort to remain emotionally connected. Bell Let’s Talk has complied some mental health resources for coping with challenges of the pandemic.
Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres navigation line is a a 24/7 nurse-staffed telephone navigation line to assist service providers and victims/survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence during COVID-19.
For regular service, please contact your local program per your usual protocol. If you have any challenges accessing service through the normal processes, call: 1-855-NAV-SADV (1-855-628-7238).