Public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Dalton Associates is proud to join the nation in the proactive response to COVID-19 by offering confidential, secure and easily accessible virtual mental health services. Use your phone, tablet or home computer to reach out and address some of the stress that comes with living in a world that is in the midst of surviving a pandemic.
Our technology allows for the opportunity to receive essential services while still practicing social distancing. Our secure distance counselling platform allows us to continue offering mental health support while many of us stay at home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Free Mental Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Up to 3 Phone and/or Online Brief Therapy/Consultation Sessions)
During this time, no one is immune to the psychological and financial hardships brought on by this pandemic. The normal fears and anxieties that arise when coping with prolonged exposure to a life-threatening disease are compounded by enforced isolation and financial insecurities. As a result, countless Ontarians are suffering from acute mental health stressors.
Many individuals residing in Ontario are fortunate in that they have access to desperately needed mental health services. They are able to obtain professional support through their health insurance plans, through publicly funded services or, for those with financial means, they can purchase the services privately.
However, we are sadly aware that thousands of Ontarians who are struggling with severe anxiety because of COVID-19 do not have health insurance, do not have timely access to publicly funded services, and do not have the financial means to purchase these services privately.
It is the suffering of those individuals, couples and families, who cannot afford to access our services, that weighs heavily on our minds. A number of our associates, Psychotherapists and Social Workers, have volunteered to offer free phone and/or online brief therapy/consultation services during the time of this pandemic.
Click here to read the eligibility criteria and to register for free mental health services.
Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19
The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed several mental health considerations as support for mental and psychological well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak:
Our Online Counselling Services
Dalton Associates offers clients the option to have counselling sessions over the telephone or via secure online video conferencing. Both options are compliant with Ontario’s Privacy Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and offer clients an accessible option in the following cases:
- You are staying at home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
- There are no appropriate counsellors available in your geographic area (e.g., language, culture, professional competencies, etc.)
- You have physical or other challenges that prevent you from leaving your home
- You are more comfortable using technology to communicate
- Scheduling conflicts prohibit regular office visits
While we acknowledge the benefits of distance counselling, we recognize that it has limitations and may not be right for every situation. We have intake specialists that will screen clients to determine the appropriate level of care that you need and that it is suitable for distance counselling.
Call us today at 1-888-245-5516 to register for distance counselling.