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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.


Featured workshops

Resiliency in Response to Abnormal Times 

Build resiliency while experiencing normal reactions during this abnormal time in the midst of COVID-19. Develop an understanding of the impact of current stressors on our well-being, how to recognize the signs of stress, and how to react appropriately.

Date: May 11th, 2021

Time: 12 pm – 1 pm

Location: Zoom

Facilitator: Canadian Mental Health Association of BC

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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 Health

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.

September 2020 Self-care
October 2020 Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Run for the Cure)
Mental Illness Awareness Week
November 2020 National Diabetes Month
Movember (Men's Health Awareness)
December 2020 Retirement Planning and Financial Health
January 2021 Remote Work
February 2021 Harassment Prevention and Respect in the Work Place
March 2021 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
April 2021 Cancer Prevention
May 2021 Mental Health
June 2021  
July 2021  
August 2021  
September 2021  

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