COVID-19 RESOURCE DIRECTORY: PROMOTING AND MAINTAINING VETERAN WELLNESS DURING COVID-19 — For Veterans, Veteran families, and Service Providers who serve Veterans

By the Centre Of Excellence On Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Related Mental Health Conditions. For more information please contact us at [email protected].

VETERAN-SPECIFIC WELLNESS RESOURCES

COPING AS THE SPOUSE OF A MILITARY VETERAN WITH PTSD DURING THE 01 COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Developed by Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS) - Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group

Type of Resource: Infographic
Target Audience(s): Veteran Families
Format(s): PDF
Language(s): English
Description: This infographic provides insights to spouses of military Veterans with PTSD during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WOUNDED WARRIORS COVID-19 RESOURCES

Developed by Wounded Warriors

Type of Resource: Informational Supports
Target Audience(s): Veterans, First Responders, Veteran Families, and First Responder Families
Format(s): Videos
Language(s): English and French
Description: This series of videos is designed to help Wounded Warrior members and their families cope while at home awaiting care.

CANADIAN FORCES MORALE AND WELFARE SERVICES: VIRTUAL SERVICES

Developed by Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services

Type of Resource: Services
Target Audience(s): Veterans, Veteran Families, Canadian Forces Members, Canadian Forces Families, and Public Safety Personnel
Format(s): Virtual Programming
Language(s): English and French
Description: The Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services have made virtual services available to Veterans and their families. Services include:

COVID-19: RESOURCES FOR MANAGING STRESS

Developed by National Centre for PTSD (U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs)

Type of Resource: Resource Directory
Target Audience(s): Veterans, Veteran Families, First Responders, Service Providers, and General Public
Format(s): Webpages and PDFs
Language(s): English and Spanish (some documents)
Description: This curated list of resources aims to support the general public, service providers, first responders, employers, and community leaders during COVID-19. Resource topics include:

COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE RESOURCES

Developed by Centre for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Type of Resource: Resource Directory
Target Audience(s): Veterans, Military Personnel, Veteran and Military Families, Service Providers, Families of Service Providers, and Service Providing Organizations
Format(s): Webpages and PDFs
Language(s): English
Description: This curated list of resources provides information to support the health and well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19. Resource topics include:

COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Developed by Phoenix Australia

Type of Resource: Resource Directory
Target Audience(s): Veterans, Veteran Families, First Responders, Service Providers, and General Public
Format(s): Webpages and PDFs
Language(s): English
Description: Phoenix Australia have developed some useful tip sheets to support service providers and community members after the spread of COVID-19. Resource topics include:

BEHAVIOURAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR COVID-19

Developed by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)

Type of Resource: Resource Directory
Target Audience(s): Veterans, Military Personnel, First Responders, Essential Workers, Service Providers, and Service Providing Organizations
Format(s): Webpages and PDFs
Language(s): English
Description: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) scientists developed a range of checklists and other resources to help support behavioural health and well-being. Resource topics include:

RESOURCES FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS DURING COVID-19

Developed by the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (Uniformed Services University)

Type of Resource: Resource Directory
Target Audience(s): Veterans, Military Personnel, Military Families, First Responders, Essential Workers, and Service Providers
Format(s): Webpages and PDFs
Language(s): English
Description: Performance Resources team of the Consortium for Health and Military Performance has compiled articles and resources that might be helpful to anyone looking for support during COVID-19. Some of these articles have been re-purposed from their original intent to serve the military community, and the hope is to support healthcare workers and others coping with the current situation.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT TO HELP YOU DURING COVID-19

Developed by Combat Stress for Veteran's Mental Health

Type of Resource: Resource Directory
Target Audience(s): Veterans, Veteran Families, First Responders, Service Providers, and General Public
Format(s): Webpages and PDFs
Language(s): English
Description: Combat Stress for Veterans' Mental Health have developed the following resources, which are aimed at keeping Veterans in good mental and physical shape until the lockdown is lifted. Resource topics include:

COVID-19 READINESS RESOURCE PROJECT

Developed by Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT)

Type of Resource: Resource Directory
Target Audience(s): Public Safety Personnel, Service Providers, First Responders, Veterans, and General Public
Format(s): Webpages and Videos
Language(s): English and French
Description: Public Safety Personnel (PSP) are among the professionals serving on the front lines of this crisis nationwide. CIPSRT has gathered resources to provide access to accurate, reliable, and credible information and resources to support PSP as they help manage the pandemic impact. Resource topics include:

NON VETERAN-SPECIFIC WELLNESS RESOURCES

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Developed by Mental Health Commission of Canada

Type of Resource: Resource Directory
Target Audience(s): General Public, Service Providers, First Responders, and Essential Workers
Format(s): Webpages and PDFs
Language(s): English and French
Description: This webpage hosts resources and tip-sheets in response to COVID-19. Resource topics include:

COVID-19 GLOBAL ONLINE SAFETY ADVICE FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS SUPPORTING WOMEN

Developed by the Australian Government - eSafety Commissioner

Type of Resource: Guidelines
Target Audience(s): General Public, Service Providers, and First Responders
Format(s): PDF
Language(s): English
Description: This booklet is for frontline support workers - those responding to domestic and family violence as well as those engaged on the frontline of the COVID-19 response. Friends, neighbours and other local community members may also find this guide useful if they are supporting someone at risk of technology-facilitated abuse. Sections of the resource include:

COVID-19 PRINTABLE HANDOUTS

Developed by Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

Type of Resource: One Pagers
Target Audience(s): General Public, Clients, and Families of Clients
Format(s): Webpages and PDFs
Language(s): English
Description: The Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute has developed 4 one-pager handouts to support the well-being of the general public during COVID-19. Available handouts include:

CRISIS RESPONSE VIRTUAL TRAINING

Developed by Mental Health Commission of Canada

Type of Resource: Training
Target Audience(s): Service Providers, and Essential Workers
Format(s): Virtual Training
Language(s): English and French
Description: The Mental Health Commission of Canada has developed two free crisis response training programs for essential workers during COVID-19 :

  1. Crisis Response Training – Caring for Yourself, and
  2. Crisis Response Training – Caring for your Team.

These programs are specifically designed to help provide individuals with the tools and knowledge to better understand their own mental health and the mental health of their team.

MENTAL HEALTH, TECHNOLOGY, AND YOU

Developed by Mental Health Commission of Canada

Type of Resource: User Guide
Target Audience(s): General Public
Format(s): PDF
Language(s): English and French
Description: This client guide provides an introduction to digital mental health tools, description of types of tools, examples of tool use, as well as a journey map to illustrate how tools can be navigated and accessed by users.

ABOUTKIDSHEALTH COVID-19 LEARNING HUB

Developed by AboutKidsHealth

Type of Resource: Resource Directory
Target Audience(s): General Public, Parents, and Children
Format(s): Webpages and Videos
Language(s): English
Description: This hub includes resources on COVID-19 and how to help parents and children cope. There are resources on how to support children’s mental health and general well-being through physical activity, sleep, nutrition and learning. Also included are videos and audio meditations to help parents cope with stressful thoughts and experiences that occur throughout the day. Resource topics include:

IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON SUBSTANCE USE

Developed by Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Type of Resource: Resource Directory
Target Audience(s): General Public, Service Providers, Clients, Families of Clients, Policymakers, and Researchers
Format(s): Webpages and PDFs
Language(s): English and French
Description: This directory hosts resources developed by a variety of organizations in response to COVID-19. Resource topics include:

WELLNESS TOGETHER CANADA

Developed by Wellness Together Canada

Type of Resource: User Tool
Target Audience(s): General Public
Format(s): Variety (web-based)
Language(s): English and French
Description: Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources to help Canadians get back on track. These include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation, and relationship issues. Wellness Together Canada offers the following at no cost to Canadians:

COVID-19 OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT GUIDANCE

Developed by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Type of Resource: Guidelines
Target Audience(s): Service Providers
Format(s): PDF
Language(s): English
Description: This document provides a consensus interim guideline for management of opioid agonist therapy (OAT) with methadone and buprenorphine. It addresses office visits, remote visits, carry doses, and frequency of urine drug testing during the COVID-19 pandemic in light of the need for physical distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine while there is community transmission of COVID-19 in a prescriber’s area of practice. This document supplements existing standards and guidelines and is a resource for practitioners who are clinically proficient in the prescription of OAT. It is not a general guide to prescribing OAT. Guidelines provide recommendations; they are not a standard, are not to supersede clinical experience/decision-making skills.

COVID-19: ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL

Developed by Mentoring, Education, and Clinical Tools for Addiction: Primary Care-Hospital Integration (META:PHI) - Women's College Hospital

Type of Resource: Protocol
Target Audience(s): Service Providers
Format(s): PDF
Language(s): English
Description: This document provides medication recommendations and treatment protocols for managing alcohol withdrawal risk within a community provider setting.