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.

Twenty 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)
  • Centre for Resilience and Social Development: Halumbe Wellness Project: Supporting the Mental Health of Black Youth in Ottawa (Announcement)
  • Ontario College of Art and Design University: The Mindful Campus Initiative (MCI) (Announcement)
  • Wanasah: Mental Health Services for Black Youth: The Wanasah Trauma-Responsive Community (Pilot) Initiative (Announcement)
  • Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health: Moving evidence to action for seniors’ mental health promotion during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
  • The Community Health and Social Services Network: Supporting and Promoting Mental Health in OLMCs in Quebec (Announcement)
  • Ontario Alliance for Healthier Communities: Social Prescribing for Better Mental Health (Announcement)
  • Adapting and Scaling’s Youth Mental Health Education Programming
  • St. Michael’s Hospital: The Rapid Scale-Up of Community-Led Culturally-Congruent Social Media Parental Mental Health Promotion Programs in 7 Key Cultural-Linguistic Groups in Canada (Announcement)
  • York University: Centering Black Youth Wellbeing: Beyond Anti-Black Racism Training to Transformational Action
  • Ghanaian Canadian Association of Ontario: Mental Health First Aid for Africans in the Diaspora (Announcement)
  • Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention: Trauma informed care to Promote Mental Health Equity for ACB LGBTQIA+ Community
  • Abiona Centre for Infant & Early Mental Health: The Umoja Project: Improving Mental Health and Educational Attainment for Black Parenting Youth through a Home Visiting Model (Announcement)
  • Moyo Health and Community Services: Theatre for Positive Mental Health (Announcement)
  • Indus Community Services: Boost Wellness of Transitional Age Youth-Supporting the Health of those Most Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic (Announcement)
  • Eating Disorders Nova Scotia: Mobilizing communities to promote mental health through the delivery of peer support among those impacted by eating disorders (Announcement)
  • The Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services: QT Youth Connection Discord (Announcement)