We acknowledge that this is a stressful time, and mental health services and supports are available to Saskatchewan residents who need them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1) Family Service Saskatchewan, in partnership with the SHA, supports 23 mental health walk-in clinics that are now offering services by phone in communities across the province, in light of the need for social distancing.
2) Other resources available to Saskatchewan residents include:
- HealthLine 811 has dedicated mental health professionals who can provide 24/7 assistance or referrals 24/7 for people with mental health concerns.
- The Farm Stress Line provides support for farmers and ranchers and is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. To get help, call 1-800-667-4442.
- Kids Help Phone offers professional counselling, information and referrals by phone, text or online chat. It’s confidential, free and available 24/7.
- Mobile Crisis centres are located across Saskatchewan and operate 24/7.
- Employee and Family Assistance Programs can assist with mental health supports and counselling for qualifying employees and their dependents.
3) Ministries across government are providing mental health resources and supports such as:
- Ministry of Social Services staff are supporting clients, service providers and Approved Private Service Homes. All CBO agencies continue to offer counselling by phone or virtual technology.
- Indigenous Services Canada Mental Health Therapists are available by phone or Telehealth to residents of First Nations communities.
4) Please visit the Government of Saskatchewan website for information related to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19. The website provides detailed information for Saskatchewan residents, healthcare workers, schools and workplaces as well as guidance on infection prevention, self-isolation/self-monitoring, mass gatherings and travel.
5) Public health officials continue to reassess the national and provincial public health risks, based on the best available evidence as the situation evolves. Any new measures and information on COVID-19 will be continually updated on the website.
6) For the most current information and updates regarding actions and measures taken by the Government of Canada, please visit www.canada.ca/covid-19.
Ministry of Health
Government of Saskatchewan
Regina, Canada S4S 6X6