Covid-19 Related Research in the field of Sociology and Anthropology



Assessing the Capacity of the Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce to Respond to COVID-19

The people who provide mental health and substance use services play acritical role in the response to COVID-19.The pandemic has brought about big changes for this workforce and we know from previous disasters and epidemics that the mental health and substance use impacts are likely to be complex and long-lasting, and may not fully emerge until after the worst of the crisis. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), this study will provide better information about the availability of mental health professionals like psychologists, social workers and addictions counsellors to respond to the mental health and substance use needs of people in response to COVID-19. This will help to address gaps in information about how COVID-19 has changed the kinds of mental and substance use services that people need and that can be offered, and to provide the people who make decisions about mental health and substances use services with the information they need to improve these services.

Infographic: COVID-19 Impacts on the Mental Health and Substance Use Health (MHSUH) Workforce in Canada

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

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