We're here to help
Many health care workers are experiencing increased feelings of stress, grief, burnout and compassion fatigue. Now is the time to take care of yourself.
If you are a community or health care worker whose mental health has been impacted by a wide array of stressors - including the pandemic OR other crises – confidential and fast access supports are available to help you manage. Supports include access to resources, and brief interventions. The program is available to anyone who works in a health or community care setting, regardless of your role.
What is Health Care Worker Assist?
The Ministry of Health and Ontario Health have partnered with five hospitals to provide confidential support for community and health care workers managing stressors related to COVID-19 and other crises. The program provides quick access to a trained mental health professional to help you manage your stress and build resiliency and coping skills.
- Brief individual therapy
- System navigation
- Referral to Prompt Care Clinic for most high risk
If you are interested in learning more about the Health Care Worker Assist program for yourself or your health care organization, please call us at 1-877-767-9642 or email @email
For age 18+
If you meet the following criteria you are eligible to self-refer:
- You work in a health or community care setting (from direct patient care to administrative, management and/or support staff roles in a hospital, long-term care facility, retirement or group home, dental office, post-secondary wellness centre, community health care setting, etc.)
- You are 18 years of age or older
- You live in Ontario
After completing the self-referral, you will have a confidential assessment with a clinician. They will work with you to determine your needs and connect you with the right services.
Referrals are accepted from individuals (self), health professionals, family physicians, nurse practitioners, or current psychiatrists, through our Central Intake department at 1-877-767-9642 (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or centralized referral form. An intake nurse can work with you over the phone to help you complete the referral. Outside of these hours, please use our crisis line at 800.263.2679.