Mental Health First Aid COVID-19 Self-Care & Resilience Guide

Mental Health, Self Care

During the pandemic, mental health resilience in the population and in Mental Health First Aiders is tested. This guideline gives concrete steps and a worksheet space to implement these steps for building resilience through self care. This can prevent burnout. The guide also lists many resources for Mental Health supports.

    How to use this resource:

    • Use the first worksheet to map out how and when to use the recommended self care practices. The second sheet can be used to isolate priority self-care practices.

    • Work alone or in groups to discuss important elements of self care. Use the guidelines as a start point to create a self care plan, and think of other possible self care practices that may be applicable.

    • Reflect on the decisions and discussion made, and reconfirm a self care plan and practice. Follow these guidelines.

    • Use the gathered resources to reach out to prevent burnout and increase resilience.

    • Download the ten page resource for Mental Health First Aiders for the guide, worksheet and resource list.