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COVID-19 has redefined the workplace and brought unprecedented psychological and psycho-social impacts to workers and organizations.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety predicts significant impacts on future work disability. We are already noticing increased workplace conflict and higher levels of anxiety, substance use, and depression in the Canadian workforce. The financial impacts in the workplace can include increased absenteeism and reduced presenteeism.
Work to Wellness specializes in workplace mental health through education, workplace needs assessment, return-to-work services, and we connect individuals to appropriate mental health supports. We work with you to understand and improve mental health outcomes.
The British Columbia Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to improving worker health and safety in all industries throughout the province. Your safety is our business. We work to improve safety programs and implement effective occupational health and safety management across the province. Our onsite and online courses equip employers and employees with invaluable prevention training that serves to reduce human and financial costs.
The Free Psychological Support Toolkit will include a 5 Part – Virtual Summit bringing together industry experts and creating an intimate dialogue on their recommendations in light of COVID-19. In addition this comprehensive resource will provide information packs, checklists, access to free quality resources recordings of the 5 part – virtual summit and access to an online discussion forum where participants can network, exchange ideas and ask questions with both peers and industry experts.
5 Part – Virtual Summit: Each 60 – 90 minute video will be individually valuable however participation in the series is recommended to build skills in the needed areas. Participants will learn how to address the presented problems, apply simple tools, and access additional resources and education. Workers and employers will develop skills to better manage the stressors of COVID-19.
Access to an online discussion forum where you can offer support, encouragement, and share your experiences with managing your stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Use the following resources in conjunction with the 5 – Part Expert Webinar Series to better equip you or your co-workers to mitigate the psychological impacts of COVID-19. This tool kit will evolve throughout the training so please ensure you refer back to stay up to date with the best resources.
To engage further with your peers and share valuable knowledge and insight on this subject we have created a discussion group. We recommend joining after viewing one or more of our expert driven webinars.
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