COVID-19 Conversations: Managing Pandemic Fatigue in the Workplace - Feed Your Brain Lunch and Learn Series

Publication Type: 
Webinar Presentations
Topic: 
Supervision
General Safety
Mental Health
Language: 
English

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On September 30, 2020, Workplace Safety North hosted a webinar, “COVID-19 Conversations: Managing Pandemic Fatigue in the Workplace,” as part of the free monthly Feed Your Brain lunch and learn webinar series to discuss the most pressing issues we are all facing.
 
In this webinar you learn from Irene Caufield-Cook, M.S.W., R.S.W., owner of Caufield Counselling and Consulting, who discusses the psychological impact of pandemic fatigue on employees, and what employers can do to support employee mental wellbeing during times of uncertainty. 
 
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YouTube video: COVID-19 Conversations: Managing Pandemic Fatigue in the Workplace https://youtu.be/7hLeNJg-Cv0 
 
Topics discussed:
  • What is pandemic fatigue?
  • What are the stressors impacting mental health?
  • What are the long-term implications of extended periods of stress?
  • Mental health and wellness strategies to manage increased mental load associated with the pandemic
  • How to support employees dealing with increased stress and anxiety
The webinar is hosted by Angele Poitras, WSN Community Engagement Specialist and Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor.
 
About WSN Feed Your Brain Lunch and Learn Series: Once a month from May to October, the ‘COVID-19 Conversations’ series features a webinar on issues related to the current global pandemic, including; leadership and workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing, and back-to-work planning.

Resources  

General:
COVID-19 Resources for Businesses – Workplace Safety North 
COVID-19 Support for People – Government of Ontario
COVID-19 Public Resources – Public Health Ontario  
Workplace Safety North resumes training and consulting services – Workplace Safety North   
Right to refuse or stop work where health and safety in danger – Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) 
Ontario employer legal responsibilities under Ontario law, employers have the duty to keep workers and workplaces safe – Ontario MLTSD 
 
Mental health and wellness:  
Return to the Workplace: A Psychological Toolkit for Heading Back to Work – Canadian Mental Health Association
Workplace Mental Health Resources – Workplace Safety North  
COVID-19 and Mental Health @ Work – Government of Canada   
COVID-19 Resources – Mental Health Commission of Canada   
COVID-19 Resources for Children and Youth – Mental Health Commission of Canada
COVID-19 Resources for Youth, Students and Young Adults – Government of Canada
Wellness Together e-mental health supports and access to virtual counselling services to everyone in Canada – Government of Canada