Mental Health and Well-Being Webinar Series
Dear HDSB staff,
As our government continues to loosen isolation restrictions, and our physical educational sites remain closed for the remainder of the year. The uncertainty we are all experiencing poses many challenges for us in our workplace and at home.
To support you, we have partnered with our EFAP (Morneau Shepell) to provide a mental health and well-being webinar series, for you and your family members. The themes of the webinars are resilience, coping strategies and mental health in the workplace for people leaders. In addition to the well-being series, we have included a 30-minute webinar from Tandia FC on financial well-being.
The EFAP webinars are available until August 24, 2020, at your convenience.
You can access the webinars through the “ACCESS HERE” buttons under each of the descriptions with the password “webinarhdsb” and on the Halton District School Board site – myHDSB, under Health and Wellness.
Resilience in Uncertain Times (COVID-19)
1 hour webinar ACCESS HERE – password webinarhdsb
In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it is natural to feel you have little control as we all face implications on your personal and family’s safety. You may or may not be aware, but you have coping mechanisms that will help you manage these stressful situations. You can control your thoughts, emotions, and your reactions. By understanding that you have control over how you respond, you can help yourself become more resilient in the midst of a challenging or uncertain time.
- Recognize the reality of your situation
- Apply quick strategies to immediately boost resilience
- Build resilience through your thoughts
- Apply daily habits to build resilience
Mental Health and Wellbeing: Coping During COVID-19
1 hour webinar ACCESS HERE – password webinarhdsb
The experience of the COVID-19 outbreak is a traumatic event. It can have short term to long lasting impacts on our mental health. This seminar addresses the common responses to the COVID-19 outbreak and the Big 3 mental health impacts we can expect in the workplace. We will be looking at practical techniques we can apply as individuals to addressing how the trauma manifests in our lives. It encourages a practice of self awareness, using good resilience strategies, reaching out for support in our social networks and accessing help as needed.
- Understand the common reactions and psychological impact of COVID-19
- Build awareness of the top 3 mental health impacts
- Apply techniques to improve personal well-being through:
- Resilience Strategies
- Access Help: Social Connections & Networks
Mental Health Workplace Leadership During COVID-19
1.5 hour webinar ACCESS HERE – password webinarhdsb
Understanding the implications of COVID-19 on mental health in the workplace today can help leaders communicate with employees who may be struggling with mental health problems that may have been exacerbated or triggered by the current crisis. Leaders can play a role in guiding employees through these uncertain times and contribute to strengthening employee resilience. By leveraging crisis leadership and supportive coaching techniques, participants are empowered to support employees during and after the crisis.
- Understand what is mental health and the implications of COVID-19
- How to recognize signs that an employee might be experiencing a mental health problem
- Apply crisis leadership techniques to support employees in uncertain times
- Recognize how supportive coaching can help build employee resilience
Financial Clarity in Times of Stress – by Tandia FC
30 minute webinar ACCESS HERE – no password required
Financial literacy and planning are critical for you and your family’s well-being. Listen in and gain useful information to help you navigate through this uncertain time. We are here to provide simple, easy to use tools and resources to help ease the stress that unexpected changes to income may have had on your financial situation.
NOTE: The mental health of our staff, students and families is especially important at this time. We continue to update and add new resources to our HDSB website. Please continue to check back regularly. You can access the information HERE and HERE.
Attendance Support Analyst / Wellness CoordinatorHuman Resources – Employee Health and Wellness DepartmentHalton District School Board- J.W. Singleton Centre2050 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON L7P 5A8Phone: 905-335-3665 ext: 3342Fax: 905-315-8257
For information on Staff Wellness, please visit: https://www.myhdsb.ca/HumanResources/Health-and-Wellness/Wellness/Pages/default.aspx
Medical Documentation can be submitted via the following options:
- Confidential fax at 905-315-8257
- Medical email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Scans only. Please no photographs.)
- Dropped off to JWS in sealed envelope: Marked CONFIDENTIAL: Health and Wellness
Please do not send medical documentation to individual email addresses.