Canadian psychologists offering free services to front line workers

Mar 31 2020, 8:33 am

The ongoing pandemic is placing a tremendous burden on frontline healthcare providers and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)  is reaching out to help.

The CPA is calling on all registered psychology practitioners to consider donating some time to provide psychological services to healthcare providers who may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or distressed by being on the front lines of the health crisis.

“The well-being of our health providers is critical to them being able to do their jobs,” states the CPA’s release. If you are a front-line health service provider and you would like to contact a psychologist, visit the website and its corresponding list of contacts.

The list of psychologists is organized into province and territory as well as languages spoken.

Healthcare providers who are seeking remote psychological help can go to the site and choose a psychologist in their province or territory. The request will be answered within 24 hours, according to the CPA.

 

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“We, the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), are pleased to facilitate a referral program to support the front line health care workers of the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, we endeavour to connect front line health care workers with psychologists who are available to assist on a pro-bono basis via tele-psychology.”

The CPA is hoping to get the word out as soon as possible so “health care workers know where they can go for this assistance, and how to obtain it.”

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