Mental Health at Home and the Workplace During COVID-19

On April 8, 2020, CanWaCH partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) for a webinar on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and at the workplace.

On this resource page, you’ll find a recording of the webinar, presentation slides, as well as additional readings and resources on mental health and COVID-19.

Webinar

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PART 1. WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS - Alli Bunting, CanWaCH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=0m0s

PART 2. PRESENTATION - Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19 - Supporting Yourself and Others - Jordan Friesen, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

A. Introduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=6m21s

B. Presentation Overview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=8m58s

C. Psychological challenges faced during crisis situations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=9ms47s

D. Strategies to support your mental health and wellbeing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=15m53s

  1. Challenging Negative Thoughts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=23m28s
  2. Selfcare
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=26m50s

E. Considerations for staying healthy at work

  1. This isn’t business as usual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=28m11s
  2. Practical strategies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=29m31s

F. Supporting family and friends

  1. Tips for supporting others https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=32m16s
  2. Tips for supporting children and youth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=34m43s

PART 3. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=36m38s

PART 4. CONCLUDING REMARKS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyofcFOmPU&feature=youtu.be#t=51m20s

Download the presentation slides here

Resources

CanWaCH has partnered with BetterHelp to provide access to professional online counselling - anytime, anywhere. Enjoy one free month of access to a licensed therapist in the language of your choice.

General mental health information

Adjusting to working at home

Supporting your family and others

Anxiety, productivity, motivation and focus

Managing isolation

Student resources

Phone Numbers

  • Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 (24/7; ENG + FR)
  • Kids Help Phone:  Call a counsellor: 1-800-668-6868

Books

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook - Edmund J. Bourne, PHD