Morneau Shepell: COVID-19 Tips

June 4, 2020

COVID-19 Tips

 

Hello,

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on mental health, even as restrictions begin to be lifted. And with the current events, when one group of our society is victimized by systemic discrimination, racism and violence, it affects us all. The safety and wellbeing of the people and organizations we serve are our top priorities. We are here for our clients during the most challenging times, and these are the moments they turn to us for support. Please reach out to your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for confidential support and resources.

Here are additional resources and articles to help you and your people.

The Mental Health Index ReportTM

This week, we released the May Mental Health IndexTM reports – for Canada, United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, along with a regional comparison. We continue to see low scores across all regions and increases in overall stress levels. The Mental Health IndexTM reports provide valuable insights into the factors that influence mental health and are published monthly. Click here to get the reports.

Certificate program: Workplace Mental Health Leadership

During this time, organizations need leaders to be mental health champions who will support their employees. Our Workplace Mental Health LeadershipTM certificate program, offered in partnership with Queen’s University, equips leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to build, maintain and promote mentally healthy workplaces. Enroll now for the two-day program running on June 22 & 23 and June 25 & 26.

New articles added to our COVID-19 Toolkit for individuals:

Setting priorities for your “new normal”

Many people are feeling unprepared by what is being called the “new normal” after self-isolation lifts.  Knowing what matters most and letting go of the things that are not as important can help you focus on your priorities. Here are some suggestions to focus on what is important to you.

Supporting someone still in self-isolation

Some vulnerable groups continue to remain in isolation, even after restrictions loosen. For many it is the disruption in their daily routine activities and social life. Here are some things you can do to make sure that your family and friends who remain in isolation stay well.

Physical distance dating

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way people are connecting with those around them and so to for dating. While chatting via video is not the same as in person dating, it is a creative way to meet and date someone while under quarantine. Here are some helpful tips on video dating.