Discover how you can bond with peers through virtual meet-ups or find a counsellor with these resources

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Social connection is one of the most important factors in effectively coping with high-stress events. Fostering connections with others, through professional counselling or peer support, can help you feel supported and realize you’re not alone.

Personal stories

Connect with others by reading these stories of doctors who have experienced mental illness.

British Medical Association

Peer support

A grouping of virtual chats, support groups, podcasts and videos that can help you to make social connections with those around you.

Ontario Medical Association

Brené Brown/RSA

CAMH and U of T

Canadian Medical Association

Alberta Medical Association

Free counselling resources

Access personalized support, including confidential crisis support, live therapy and other treatments related to COVID-19, with this list.  


Ontario Hospital Association

Canadian Psychological Association

Mind Beacon

Published: June 7, 2021  |  Last updated: April 11, 2023