COVID-19: Mental Health


The Thunder Bay District Health Unit supports mental health in a variety of ways across our programs. We do not, however, provide acute crisis or mental health services or counselling. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis:

  • Call 911
  • Visit your nearest emergency department
  • Call Crisis Response
    • Thunder Bay: 346-8282
    • Thunder Bay District: 1-888-269-3100

To find out where you can access counselling support and treatment for mental health concerns:

Most people would agree that COVID-19 has been stressful. Many others would say that it has affected their mental health. People with and without pre-existing mental health concerns have been feeling the effects of COVID-19 and may have found it difficult to cope.

If you feel that you are having concerns with your mental health (COVID-19 related or not), please know that your feelings and experiences are valid. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to improving and supporting our mental health; however, we have collected a series of tips that you may find useful below. There are also local supports available 24/7, visit Mental Health Support for more information.


Additional Resources

Coping with Isolation During COVID-19 (PDF)

Coping with Isolation During COVID-19 - Families & Children (PDF)

Coping with Isolation During COVID-19 - Post-Secondary Students (PDF)

For more information about workplace mental health during COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 and the Workplace page under Promoting and Protecting Mental Health in the Workplace.

Last Updated: 23/12/2021