Resources for students, preceptors, teams and leaders in long-term care
Working in long-term care is psychologically demanding. Long-term care homes that promote and protect mental health, for leaders and team members alike, will foster a happier, healthier, more resilient workforce — a workforce that is better equipped to provide quality care for residents. Learn about workplace mental health and take action to create a more supportive workplace culture.
In need of immediate crisis support?
Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger or needs urgent medical care
Learn how to refer students for mental health support
Thousands of students in Ontario face mental health concerns every year. This free online course prepares you to support students who may be living with mental health concerns. The course takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes to complete.
Learn to: recognize indicators that someone may be experiencing mental health concerns; respond appropriately to someone who needs support, based on the indicators present and your relationship with them; refer someone to mental health supports and services in an appropriate way; and reflect after interacting with someone who may be upset or distressed.
Where do I refer students for mental health support?
If your long-term care home hosts placement students, search the campus services directory to find out what mental health supports are available from their school.
Talk to your human resources department to find out what mental health support your long-term care home provides.
Visit the Ontario CLRI website for links to free mental health resources for healthcare workers (including students):
- Learn new coping skills
- Talk to a counsellor
- Get self-help and peer support
Find workplace guides, posters and other resources to help leaders in long-term care support their teams.
WeCARE eLearning Course
Learn how to support someone who is struggling and create a caring work culture. The WeCARE course equips you with tangible tools and skills to support others in the workplace in order to stop little problems from getting bigger.
This free, online course takes approximately 40 minutes to complete. A comprehensive resource toolkit (guidebook, posters, fact sheets and checklists) is included.
For more information, or to request WeCARE for your long-term care home, contact Scott Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to build an organizational culture that promotes and protects the mental health of all team members, and improves workforce productivity, recruitment and retention.
The Workplace Mental Health in LTC program provides free training and coaching support for leadership teams to help long-term care homes across Ontario adopt the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. The National Standard defines a systematic approach to creating and sustaining a psychologically safe and healthy work environment.