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January 14, 2021

COVID-19: Specialized Mental Health Support for Health Care Workers

Media Release
Mental Health
Occupational Health & Safety

The CFNU is inviting you to a FREE webinar by Homewood Health, especially designed for health care workers looking to learn coping strategies to safeguard their mental health during COVID-19 and beyond. As we battle this pandemic, it’s more important than ever to take care of ourselves, and each other. We hope you’ll join us. 

The following information has been provided by Homewood Health:

As government, health officials and businesses at all levels adapt to the dynamic challenges of the second wave of COVID-19, we understand the enormous difficulties facing health care workers in their professional and personal lives.

Healthcare professionals are subject to ongoing and unique challenges. They may be exposed to varying degrees of traumatized populations and are often in high-stress roles. These factors often contribute to moral injury, occupational stress, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout. Each day they support the needs of their communities and those impacted by the virus while assuming added risk to their personal and family lives.

In support of health care providers and workers across the country, on Tuesday January 26, Wednesday January 27 and Tuesday February 2, Homewood Health will be hosting a webinar focused on the unique challenges facing health care workers with the onset of a second wave of COVID-19:

COVID-19: Specialized Mental Health Support for Health Care Workers, hosted by Katherine Sisak (English) and Gabrielle Provencher (French)

In this one-hour webinar, participants will have an opportunity to focus on disruptive feelings that may be causing them distress. We will also provide a look at beneficial psychological supports, and reinforce adaptive coping strategies to protect their mental health through and beyond COVID-19.

English session – Eastern Canada
Tuesday January 26, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. EST, facilitated by Katherine Sisak
Register here

English session – Western Canada
Wednesday January 27 @ 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. PST, facilitated by Katherine Sisak
Register here

French session
Tuesday February 2 @ 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. EST, facilitated by Gabrielle Provencher
Register here

Space is limited, register now!