Mental and Physical Wellness
Featured COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Response: Supporting a Family Member Who is a Health Care Worker COVID-19 is impacting our country in unprecedented ways. Much of everyday life has changed, and many of us have experienced hardships we never even imagined prior to the pandemic.
Featured COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Response: Supporting the Children and Teens of Health Care Workers COVID-19 is impacting our country in unprecedented ways. Much of everyday life has changed, and many of us have experienced hardships we never even imagined prior to the pandemic.
Featured Essential Self-Care and Resilience During this challenging time, we are offering a free, special edition module to help support your positive mental well-being. The Essential Self-Care and Resilience course is designed to be readily accessible so you can see the benefits of your learnings immediately. Topics include the value of self-care, psychological self-care, physical self-care and spiritual and social self-care as well as a resilience component specifically focused on stress.
Featured Exercises for Stress Reduction & Deep Relaxation University Health Network (UHN) Wellness programs are designed to reach out to all hospital employees, physicians, volunteers and students, but their focus is the front-line clinical staff, the organizations largest group of staff. Noting that shift work, often long commutes and caring for complexly sick individuals makes the provision of wellness programs to this group a challenge, the wellness centre staff, with external assistance, created virtual wellness programs that UHN staff can access from anywhere, 24/7.
Featured Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Substance Use During COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges for health-care providers, who may be feeling higher than normal stress and anxiety levels from trying to balance the challenges at work and life at home.
Featured Tips for making essential trips out of the house during the COVID-19 pandemic By now, we all know the new routine: only leave your home for essentials such as groceries, medical appointments and medications, and the number of times you make these trips should be limited to once a week or every two weeks if possible.
Featured How to Cope With Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic Are you unsure how to cope with loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic? You could be self-isolating because you've caught the infection, but there are many other reasons why you've elected to stay indoors.
Featured Improving Your Sleep Tips for Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Make sleep a priority and block off time to do so. Try to be as consistent as possible with your sleep patterns.
Featured Mental Health and COVID-19 Resources for health care workers during COVID-19 You and your colleagues working on the front lines of health care continue to rise above the call of duty as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. With increased demands, we’re reminded more than ever that mental health is health.
Featured Transforming Compassion Fatigue into Compassion Satisfaction: Top 12 Self-Care Tips for Helpers Dr. Charles Figley, a hugely respected trauma expert and pioneer researcher in the field of helper burnout called compassion fatigue a “disorder that affects those who do their work well.” (1995) It is characterized by deep emotional and physical exhaustion, symptoms resembling depression and PTSD and by a shift in the helper’s sense of hope and optimism about the future and the value of their work.