Wellness Series: Mental Health and Resilience During COVID-19

Webinar Video

With many healthcare workers currently facing heightened pressures as a result of COVID-19, it is important that psychological distress is addressed appropriately.

Full Webinar Details

Discussions will be based on mental health distress during the different phases of COVID-19 in relation with:

  • Types of mental health distress among workers
  • Potential resources and approaches to manage psychological distress
  • The role of ECHO (Extension of Community Health Outcomes) in supporting healthcare providers coping with COVID-19


Allison Crawford MD PhD
Associate Chief, Outreach, Telemental Health, and ECHO
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

Sanjeev Sockalingam MD MHPE
Co-Lead, Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)
VP Education & Clinician Scientist
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Vice-Chair, Education & Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto


College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ One-Credit-Per-Hour (Group Learning)
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

About the Faculty of Medicine COVID-19 Wellness Series

Some of us are on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19. Some are in the background, trying to keep our health system operating at peak efficiency. Others struggle with feeling sidelined, doing their part by remaining home to reduce community spread, yet wanting to find other ways to help, as well as continue their work and home responsibilities. Wherever we find ourselves, we are united by a desire to respond to the pandemic. But for all of us that desire is accompanied by stresses and strains. These are unique to each person and each situation, but they are real and we can’t simply push our way through them or pretend they don’t exist. We know supporting wellness — emotional and physical — is an essential element in fostering the high performing, respectful and sustainable community we seek in the Faculty of Medicine.

This webinar series provides education about some of the key areas that faculty members are identifying as important to maintain their wellbeing during the time of COVID-19.

U of T’s Continuing Professional Development office is working in partnership with each of the Faculty’s clinical departments to be a hub for essential clinical resources related to COVID-19.
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