MH COVID Projects

Supporting the Mental Health of Those Most Affected by COVID-19

The Supporting the Mental Health of Those Most Affected by COVID-19 (MH COVID) program is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. It is a national program that aims to support initiatives that reach key populations whose mental health has been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These initiatives implement, adapt or scale up, and test interventions that promote positive mental health or prevent mental illness; and/or build capacity of organizations and service providers to address new and complex needs emerging from the pandemic.

Seven funded projects have been announced to date:

  • Kids Help Phone: Expanding the Reach and Impact of Kids Help Phone’s Outreach Programs and Gateway Content to Support the Mental Wellness of Young People from Equity-Seeking and Underserved (Announcement)
  • Vanier Community Service Centre: Promoting mental health & wellness to underserved and high needs children, youth, and their families through a social prescription program (Announcement)
  • United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society: A Tri-Cities Wrap Around Model of Care to Maternal Mental Health in Immigrants (Announcement)
  • Métis Nation of British Columbia: Kaa-wiichitoyaahk (We Take Care of Each Other): Comprehensive Métis Mental Wellness Community Capacity Building Implementation (Announcement)
  • Préma-Québec: Prématurité, santé mentale … Espoir (Announcement)
  • Coaching Association of Canada: “I can help!” Improving mental health literacy of sport coaches in diverse communities across Canada (Announcement)
  • National Council of YMCA of Canada: Y Mind and Mind Medicine Expansion (Announcement)