The YusApuY and York University Joint Training Committee acknowledges these challenging and unprecedented times, and are pleased to archive our most recent initiative exclusively for YUSA members: Well-Being During Unprecedented Times.
The series consisted of four sessions held over the last six months.
November 30, 2020
The Employee and Family Assistance orientation presentation promotes employee awareness and provides an overview of the support services offered. The presentation addresses questions such as: What support services are available for employees through York’s Employee & Family Assistance Program? Why should I become familiar with these services? How do I go about accessing services for myself and eligible dependents or even passing on the information/resources to a colleague? What support services are there for me?
By reviewing the material, you will:
- Understand the wide range of support services and resources available to employees as part of
- your York EFAP;
- Discover best some practices that may be used to deal with sensitive situations;
- Learn about our confidentiality standards;
- Understand the various ways to access EFAP resources and services.
December 9, 2020
It is normal to feel uncertain right now. During COVID-19, it seems like the pace of change is constant.
We don’t know when this will be over, or what the new normal will look like. It feels like nothing is within our control. While we can never control what’s happening around us, we can control what is happening within us and what we do from here.
In this session, you will explore how to effectively manage your mental health in today’s work environment, and how emotions like uncertainty can impact your thoughts and behaviours. You’ll also gain insights and strategies to help you manage your mindset and more intentionally select your behaviours to increase your ability to be productive in your life and capitalize on opportunities. These skills will help you whether you’re dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, adjusting to the new normal, or simply dealing with the uncertainties that we deal with every day.
February 17, 2021
It is rare for individuals never to be confronted with adversity or challenging circumstances during the course of their lifetime. Whether it is having to deal with major setbacks at home, school or on the job, having to cope with serious illness in self or others, grieving the loss of a loved one, or being impacted by catastrophic natural disasters, people typically must face some hardship during their lifetime.
For the past year, the entire world has been dealing with the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19. Unfortunately, despite the development of safe and efficacious vaccines, the delay in the vaccine rollout means that many of these challenges likely will persist at least until the autumn of 2021.
Individuals who are resilient tend to be able to harness their inner strengths and external resources to moderate the impact of adversity and to rebound more quickly from setbacks. Participants in this webinar will learn about the critical internal and external resources that can be nurtured and developed to help them become more resilient in dealing with the hardships related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
April 6, 2021
Health, Safety and Employee Well-Being (HSEWB) department is presenting an overview of tips for health and safety, well-being and resources for staff working remotely. The focus will be on your well-being while working at home. There will be a brief look at health and safety tips at home, ergonomic principles, top ten Wellness Wednesday topics and commonly asked questions. Be ready to stretch at your desk as HSEWB will demonstrate some examples virtually!
By reviewing the material, you will:
- Understand support services available at York
- Who you contact if you have any questions or concerns about your safety or well-being
- Where to get information and resources on health and safety topics, include COVID-19
We also want to remind members about ongoing Well-Being Resources:
- Visit the COVID-19 Employee Resources YULink page to learn more about the various York and external resources including mental well-being, physical health well-being, and family and healthy lifestyle.
- Refresh yourself on the Work Smart Live Smart Learning Resource.
YusApuY/York University Joint Training Committee
Breanne Whitwell, Laura Isabella, Mihaela Stancescu, Shirley Davidson-Ashfield, Sonny Day, Wanda Hollingshead