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Caring for your mental well-being


Mental Wellbeing

Times are tough, there’s no doubt about that.

You’ve had to adapt, to pivot and to adjust to a new way of doing things. And, we know this has not been easy.

It’s important to remember that you are not alone.

We’re here for you – and, together with your affiliate and Employee Life and Health Trust, we are putting you and your mental well-being first.

Throughout the school year we will be sharing information and resources to support you with our Caring for your mental well-being campaign. You can also stay connected with us on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Well-being articles

 
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Resilience in a much needed time

We are pleased to share a series of videos that dive deeper into the concepts of resiliency and self-compassion, and provide space for us to reflect, learn and foster the behaviours that promote well-being.

 

Watch videos.


 


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The benefits of cooking as a family

Cooking together as a family does much more than put food on the table. It offers a “time to talk, listen and build family relationships”. Listen to the Healthy Habits, Happy Homes podcast for free tips and interviews with experts to help your family develop healthy food habits together.

Check out the benefits of cooking as a family.


 


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Staying active at home

With physical distancing measures in effect gyms closed due to COVID-19 lockdown measures and recent stay-at-home orders in effect, staying active can seem like a real challenge. Despite this, exercise is important in promoting mental and physical well-being.

Here are some of the ways you can stay active while keeping safe.


 


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Feeling stressed and anxious? You are not alone

You may be feeling stressed, anxious and a little uncertain of the future. It’s important to know this is normal – and it’s OK to feel concerned about what comes next.

Here are a few ideas that might be helpful to you in coping with stress and anxiety.


 




How to break the cycle of stress and bad sleep?

Research has shown that there is a close connection between stress and sleep. For some of you this can feel like a vicious cycle.

To help you get a better night’s sleep, here are some tips.
 


Mental health resources

Looking for services, tools or resources? We’ve put together a list of resources to help connect you with the resources you need.

Take charge of your mental health with an online tool to start FeelingBetterNow®. Learn more.

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