While the members of the National Compassion Fatigue Task Force (NCFTF) are not experts in the fields of compassion fatigue or employee burnout, we are professionals in the animal health and welfare field – just like you! We identified a need for reliable and factual resources of this nature to be accessible in one space. Thus, the NCFTF created this site to act as a central hub of resources allowing others in the field to connect, research, and inform oneself of the many options that exist for those experiencing compassion fatigue. By clicking any of the links provided, you will be leaving the NCFTF website to visit the website of outside sources, deemed reliable by the members of the NCFTF, along with expert advice from Dr. Debbie Stoewen and Dr. Pat Comley.

 


Need to talk? Local resources may be available through Human Resource professionals at work. Your family doctor or clergy member can also be of help. If you or someone you know needs emergency help, please visit your local hospital emergency department, call 911 or a local distress centre or crisis service.

Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association
www.cmha.ca
– CMHA provides a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
www.camh.ca
– CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

Mood Disorder Association of Ontario
1-888-486-8236
www.mooddisorders.ca
– Free support programs to people across Ontario, and their families, living with mental illness.
– Drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis.
– On-line tools focused on wellness and recovery.

Telehealth Ontario
1-866-797-0000
www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/telehealth
– Free confidential telephone service for health advice from a Registered Nurse.
– Assistance with all medical issues including depression, suicide, and other mental health matters.

Problem Gambling Helpline
1-888-230-3505
www.problemgamblinghelpline.ca
– Live 24/7 coverage -confidential, free and anonymous
– Provides information about counselling services and supports in your community
– Offers support and provides strategies to help you meet goals
– Provides basic education about gambling problems

Drugs and Alcohol Hotline
1-800-565-8603
www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca
– Live 24/7 coverage -confidential, free and anonymous.
– Provides information about counselling sevices and supports in your community like crisis lines, self-help groups, distress centres and family services.
– Offers support and provides strategies to help you meet goals.
– Provides basic education about addiction services.

Mental Health Hotline
1-866-531-2600
www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca
– Live 24/7 coverage -confidential, free and anonymous.
– Provides information about counselling sevices and supports in your community like crisis lines, self-help groups, distress centres and family services.
– Offers support and provides strategies to help you meet goals.
– Provides basic education about mental illness.

211
Dial 211
www.211ontario.ca
– Free service to help find the right community and social service supports.
– Live 24/7 coverage.
– Service available in 150 languages.

Sheppel.fgi
1-800-387-4765
www.workhealthlife.com
– Ontario SPCA EAP (Employee Assistance Program) provider.
– Live 24/7 confidential coverage – immediate assistance.
– No cost to SPCA employees, agents and inspectors.
– Some of the many services covered: mental health including depression, anxiety, also financial management, legal advice, health advice, parenting and much more.

Additional Resources