Join Dr. Anne-Marie Zajdlik, primary care physician and Helen Fishburn, Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, as they talk with other local experts about finding the physical and mental health balance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds raised support Bracelet of Hope and other local charities.
In collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Waterloo-Wellington, the ACEs Coalition of Guelph & Wellington is pleased to announce a Lunch and Learn webinar to recognize funding received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and formally launch the ACEs & Resilience online training modules.
A nurturing and supportive relationship is the most important protective factor for children to develop resilience, and do well despite experiencing significant adversity. Service providers play a key role in helping children and their families to develop strong relationships. In this webinar, Dr. Jean Clinton will explore the concept of resilience, the importance of relationships in building resilience, and what you can do to promote personal and community resilience.
Following Dr. Clinton’s keynote, we will hear from a local physician, principal and parent outreach worker about how they use their understanding of ACEs and resilience to inform their work with children and their families. The webinar will conclude with an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions.
We gratefully acknowledge United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction for providing funding for this webinar.
There are many ways that we can feel lonely. During this time of physical distancing, feelings of loneliness may start to feel overwhelming. Join us to learn coping strategies to help adjust to feelings of isolation.
Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma have been described as “the cost of caring for others in emotional pain.” You cannot give of yourself daily and not be impacted by it in both your personal and professional lives. Knowing this, and having a common language among team members, can help to normalize the responses you may have to your work, and provide understanding and support. You will study the definitions of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, moral distress, moral residue, burnout and compassion satisfaction, and their impact on well-being, and well as the impact of trauma on the brain. We will discuss self-care and resilience strategies, including ways to bring self-care and well-being into the workplace. This can prevent the effects of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma from creating a toxic workplace environment. A variety of handouts and activities will be provided to participants to complete in order to make the training personal for their own lives.
Many of us had a plan for what 2020 would look like, and Covid19 likely wasn’t included in that plan. Day to day life feels out of our control right now, but we can control our own emotional responses to this “new normal”. Practicing mindfulness and gratitude can transform the brain and help us feel more peaceful and less reactive. We can’t be anywhere else but where we are right now. Working toward accepting this new reality can put us on the path toward new strategies to deal with it.
Are the increased stress and demands being placed on healthcare workers affecting your mental health? Psychological First Aid for Healthcare Workers is a practical course designed to give you the tools you need to help yourself and others. From noticing the signs of mental distress to finding the right supports, this course will help you navigate your way to better mental health.
Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma have been described as the cost of caring for others in emotional pain.” COVID-19 has ramped up this job hazard for our Health Care Workers. In this 1 hour webinar we will look at understanding the signs and symptoms of CF and VT, identifying triggers, evaluating self-care and developing strategies to help mitigate the impact on our lives.
Tips from a mental health worker in schools for you and your kids to maintain mental health when learning at home.