The Manitoba government is investing 4.5 million dollars in the mental health of Manitobans by introducing a program to help address anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Health minister Cameron Friesen says they will be providing online counseling serving people in their homes. He explains they are partnering with a company that is one of Canada’s leading providers of technology based human resources and mental health program delivery. He notes they are creating therapy programs to help people who are feeling mild to moderate anxiety because of this pandemic and they’re making it easier than ever for them to get connected to professionals who can help. Friesen adds Manitobans who are 16 and over are eligible to access the program and you can access it through your smart phone or you iPad right from your home.
The program will soon be available at www.manitoba.ca/covid19 with details to be finalized over the next two weeks.