Updates and Resources

Situation Update

As of June 14, 2020:

  • The Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 2,680 confirmed cases in BC since the outbreak began. 12 patients are currently in hospital.
  • The Province has announced $5 million to expand existing mental health programs, including making Foundry services available around the province via virtual support for youth aged 12 to 24 through voice, video and chat. Read more here.
  • The federal government has announced $240 million to fund telehealth services, including mental health access. Read more here.

Mental Wellness Resources

**Physician Coping Resource**:

  • Summarizes various resources for healthcare professionals
  • Source: COVID information for Canadian physicians FB group
  • Click here

30 min Physician Mindfulness:

  • Free mindfulness sessions via Zoom - based out of Toronto (Women's College Hospital)
  • Monday 8PM EST -
  • Tue 8pm EST -
  • Wed 8PM EST -
  • Thur 8pm EST -

Canadian Psychology Association - free services for HCP:

Center for Mental Health and Addictions:

Mental Health & Wellness Tips:

Resident Wellness Resources:

Online Resources


College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC:

COVID for Healthcare Professionals:

  • In the interest of standardizing care and consolidating the numerous diverse resources available related to clinical treatment of COVID, this web-based app was created for an international audience of public safety, first responders, and healthcare providers from all specialties
  • Excellent repository of international data


  • Free telehealth service that allows volunteers to sign up to take video calls from anyone in the world
  • Clinicians can either sign up to volunteer their time, or utilize the services

COVID-19 Crisis Management:

COVID-19 Testing for Healthcare Professionals:

VCH Mental Health Toolkit for HCPs:

Psychiatry of Pandemics book, 2019:

Wellness Together Canada:

Physician-created illustrations

The following illustrations and slides are created by a front-line Canadian physicians and learners based on their clinical experience.

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