Stress Management Resources during a pandemic

Published On: May 13th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , |

There are many factors which increase our levels of stress and anxiety during times of uncertainty. We’ve compiled a few resources to help you manage stress, and practice self- and community care. 


The AFC helps entertainment professionals when they are at their most vulnerable due to injury, illness or other personal hardship. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of industry members have turned to The AFC for help to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table.  All their programs are focused on supporting the health and well-being of arts and entertainment professionals working in all aspects of film & TV, music, theatre and dance. More information here.

Bounce Back Online: A Self Directed Course (Canadian Mental Health Association)

The Bounce Back Online, a self-directed course from the Canadian Mental Health Association to help people manage low mood, stress, and anxiety. The online version is available for free, no referral needed. More information here.

Work Responsibly

A collection of resources for a healthy and balanced approach to work, covering sleep, anxiety, stress and focus. More information here.

ConnexOntario (1-866-531-2600)

Ontario’s mental health, addictions and problem gambling help line, which can provide contact information for local mental health and addictions services and supports, including crisis lines. More information here

Big White Wall

Visit Big White Wall, a 24/7 anonymous online education and discussion platform for mental health support. More information here. 

Kids Help Phone

Children and youth under 18 can locate mental health services through the and Kids Help Phone websites, or contact the Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) or Good2Talk helplines for 24/7 support, if they need someone to talk to.


mindyourmind is a mental health website with interactive tools and resources to build capacity and resilience for youth and young adults. More information here. 

Gertstein Crisis Centre

The Gertstein Crisis Centre is offering Wellness Support Groups for people of all demographics. Checkout their website to learn more about the programs and how to sign up.

Canadian Marketing Association – nabshelps

Nabshelps provides confidential and professional assistance to marketing and communications professionals to help them deal with their personal or professional issues. More information here.

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About the Author: Claire Leighton

Claire is a content contributor during the development of artsUNITE/UNITE des arts. Claire enjoys hiking with her dogs and attending live/virtual music shows.

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