May — Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness month which is incredibly important as nearly 450 million people worldwide are currently living with mental illness. And with the emergence of the Corona virus, virtually everyone is experiencing some level of anxiety, depression, or loneliness. Now, more than ever we need to come together to share information and cultivate more compassion. Our students and employees alike often feel overwhelmed, but the pandemic has now forced us to adjust to working and learning remotely and is struggling with keeping connections strong. The pandemic has brought a whole new level of uncertainty and fear about what the future looks like. Please know that mental illness is common and treatable and that your Human Resources team is here to help.
Resources and education materials
Free app – MindShift™ CBT uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety. Get the tools to tackle worry, panic, perfectionism, social anxiety, phobias. Click here to learn more.
Homewood's Plan Smart Lifestyle and Specialty Counselling Servies: catalogue of service descriptions for employees
- 12 Weeks to Wellness - Ready to take your health and well-being to the next level? Homewood’s 12 Weeks to Wellness Program may be what you are looking for. Homewood’s program uses a comprehensive, self-directed approach to support behaviour change. You will have access to life coaching, nutritional counselling, and health risk assessment over a 12-week period. One call to Homewood at 1-800-663-1142 is all it takes to get started. Plan Smart empowers you with the information and support you need to take a comprehensive approach to behaviour change. Homewood makes it simple to get started and guide you step-by-step.
Wellness Together Canada - online platform launched by the Federal Government for all Canadians of all ages to access mental health and substance use support. Click here to access.
Health and well-being awareness monthly campaigns
When available, click on a campaign name to access information and resources related to that specific health topic.
||Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Run for the Cure)
Mental Illness Awareness Week
||National Diabetes Month
Movember (Men's Health Awareness)
||Retirement Planning and Financial Health
||Harassment Prevention and Respect in the Work Place
||Equity, Diversity and Inclusion