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Join Dr. Ash Bender as he discusses the intersection between mental stress, illness and resilience and provides some specific actions workplaces can take to build resiliency.
Exposure to chronic mental stress is known to have negative effects on employee health and behaviours.
Understanding factors associated with job stress provides opportunities for intervention by changing work practices and prevention by building resilience.
Resilience generally describes characteristics or capacities enabling individuals and organizations to recover from adversity and use available resources adaptively...the ability to "bounce back".
Join Dr. Janice Halpern as she shares the results of a research program called Critical incident Stress Strategies for EMS (CISS-EMS).
This one hour webinar will share the research study and key findings. Participants will learn about help that paramedics are seeking for critical incident stress as well as the barriers that should be considered, and can be addressed through good prevention planning and implementation.
The webinar will also explore opportunities to identify critical incidents and describe the impact that critical incidents can have on paramedics.
The webinar will showcase a critical incident inventory that provides a framework for paramedics and their supervisors to talk about critical incidents.
Finally, it will share the development of a tool kit that was developed for paramedics and their supervisors to use after a potentially critical incident.
Maintaining your mental health is as important and crucial as maintaining your physical health. In this webinar Dr. Vivian Lee will discuss the importance of maintaining your mental health, how to recognize early signs of difficulty and what positive coping strategies that can be implemented.
There will be a focus on how individuals can problem-solve to increase healthy actions they are already taking through various areas of self-care such as relationships, spiritual, family, exercise, financial, to foster better resilience.
Helping workers return to work in a in a safe, productive way is an important to fostering positive mental health. As workplaces implement PTSD Prevention Plans and integrate new chronic mental stress and traumatic mental stress policies into their health and safety systems, there is a focus on how to obtain this safe and productive return to work that is within a workers functional abilities.
Dr. Vivian Lee will discuss important considerations for return to work including how to speak with colleagues and staff about a workers return from a mental health leave and steps you can take to make this return a positive experience for everyone involved.
Join Dr. Hester Dunlop as she discusses how to reduce stigma in the workplace related to mental health.
This engaging one hour awareness webinar will review how chronic stress and cumulative trauma can impact our bodies, emotions and mind. The webinar will explore occupational stress injuries that are particularly relevant to front line health and first responders including PTSD, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and moral injuries.
It will also contrast how acute trauma vs. cumulative trauma can have an impact on people. This will lead to a fulsome discussion about the language we use and how it can affect us and the people around us impacting our willingness to recognize what is going on and our willingness to reach out for help.
Finally it will share steps that can be taken at the organizational level to reduce stigma in the workplace.