COVID-19: Mental Health

Please Note: 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 (mobile unit suspended): 346-8282 (Thunder Bay) or 1-888-269-3100 (Thunder Bay District)

To find out where you can access counselling support and treatment for mental health concerns during COVID-19:

Mental Health for the General Public

If you are experiencing mental health concerns during COVID-19, you are encouraged to seek out support. There are counselling services in Thunder Bay and the District, both online and over the phone.

Visit our Mental Health Support resources for a list of supports and services offered. Also call 211 or visit to see if and how service are running.

Managing Personal Mental Health


Mental Health for Children

It is common for children and youth to feel anxious, panicked, or fearful during a pandemic, especially if they are exposed to news streams and mainstream media.

Talking to Children about COVID-19 and Supporting their Mental Health

For available resources and services for children’s mental health, check out the Mental Health Support page.  The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board also has a Parent and School Pandemic Response Information Sheet on Quick Access, No Cost Community Mental Health Services.

    Additional Resources

    For more information about workplace mental health during COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Businesses and Workplaces page and click on the Workplace Mental Health tab.


    Last Updated: 07/05/2020