In order to provide Canadians living with melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers, and ocular melanoma with the most up-to-date information and resources related to COVID-19, we have partnered with a group of Canadian patient support organizations to create the COVID-19 Cancer Patient Support Hub, an initiative of All.Can Canada, founded by Save Your Skin Foundation. If you need personal assistance accessing mental health support, informational resources, food delivery, medication delivery or travel, please contact the COVID-19 Oncology Resources Task Force at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Barnard present findings of our COVID-19 Patient Impact Survey from April 2020:
April 2020 Survey Report: The Affects of COVID-19 on Melanoma, Ocular Melanoma, and Non-melanoma Skin Cancer Patients
To help you and communities everywhere, Pulse Infoframe has launched their healthie™ COVID-19 Stress Monitor, which provides people with a way to communicate their concerns caused by social isolation and quarantine.
The healthie™ Stress Monitor is a short “check-in” assessment with initial screening questions. Each participant will receive a summary result at the end of the survey. Based on your initial assessment score, you may be invited to participate in a full longitudinal impact study.
Let your voice be heard and help inform public policies. Together, we’re not only stronger—we’re also louder. Click here to get started: healthie™ COVID-19 Stress Monitor
To follow up with our COVID-19 Impact Survey of April 2020, we ran a second survey from January – February 2021 to assess the continued impact of the pandemic on the medical needs of patients with melanoma, ocular melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancer.
We have also collected some relevant resources you may find helpful below. For additional questions or support, please get in touch with Kathy Barnard at email@example.com or call 1-800-460-5832.
Self Care & Mental Wellness Resources
- Taking care of your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Government of Canada
- Wellness Together Canada, Federal Mental Health and Substance Use Support
- Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mental Health Commission of Canada
- List of Canadian Crisis Centres, Life Line Canada
- How to access free mental health and emotional support during the COVID-19 crisis, CBC News
- Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic Q&As, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Comprehensive Mindfulness Guide and Resources, Lyanne Westie
- My Self-Isolation Advice as a Cancer Patient, Rethink Breast Cancer
- How to Manage Anxiety Around the Coronavirus, Wellspring Counselling
- Self-care Guide, Government of Quebec
- Mental Health Tips for Working From Home, Government of Canada
- Mindfulness@Home course, Healing and Cancer
- Managing Stress and Anxiety from COVID-19 free online mental health program, Starling Minds
- Healing@Home free weekly interactive videoconference / lecture series, Oncologist Rob Rutledge
Resources for Health Care Professionals
- App Calculates Risk of Delaying Cancer Care During Pandemic, Michigan Public Health News Centre
- Experiences with Cancer Care and COVID-19 from your Colleagues Around the World, ASCO Connection
- CADTH and COVID-19, What does the evidence say? CADTH
- How I Treat Covid-19
- Self-Care and Stress Management during the COVID-19 Crisis: Toolkit for Oncology Healthcare Professionals, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): For health professionals, Government of Canada
- Preparing for the Second Wave: Insights from former Health Ministers, The Recovery Project, June 30, 2020
- Preparing for the Next Wave, International Perspectives on COVID-19 in Cancer Care (Part II), June 22, 2020, Oncology Education
- Addressing Psychological Trauma Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Can Technology Help in a Time of Acute Crisis? June 23, 2020, CADTH
- WEBINAR RECORDINGS by Oncology Education:
COVID-19: Implications for Canadian Cancer Care – Part I
COVID-19: Implications for Canadian Cancer Care – Part II
The Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Care – Adapting to the New Normal – Part III
International Perspectives: COVID-19
Making awareness and education available is crucial. Since 2006, the Foundation has worked to raise awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers focusing on education, prevention and the need for improved patient care.