The fall has gone by in a flash, but the Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a lot in store for the new year! In support of UBC’s commitment to enhancing workplace wellbeing, UBC HR continues to offer unique personal and professional development opportunities to faculty and staff.
You can get a glimpse of what is to come below. Save the dates and keep an eye on the Healthy UBC newsletter to learn more.
Search Inside Yourself
Developed at Google and founded in neuroscience, Search Inside Yourself is a training program that uses emotional intelligence and mindfulness to optimize performance, build leadership skills and increase wellbeing. Save the 2020 dates: Jan. 28 and 29 (registration will open on Dec. 4, 2019).
Travelling Health Fair
This free mobile health clinic is offered once a year in collaboration with the UBC Pharmacists Clinic. Offering one-on-one health assessments and consultations, the 2020 fair will focus on chronic disease prevention. Save the 2020 dates: Feb. 12, 18 to 20, and 26 (details to come soon).
The Working Mind: Workplace Mental Health Training
This evidence-based training program was designed to address and promote mental health, and to reduce stigma in a workplace setting. It includes scenario-based practical applications, custom videos of people with lived experience of mental illness, participant reference guides, and related handouts.
- The Working Mind: Workplace Mental Health Training for Faculty and Staff (coming Feb. 2020)
- The Working Mind: Workplace Mental Health Training for Managers (coming Mar. 2020)
For more information, visit our mental health training programs and on-demand workshops page.
A Reminder and Wish for Your Holiday Wellbeing
The upcoming holiday season can often be both festive and frenetic. With long to-do lists, social commitments and holiday obligations to fulfill, it can all feel a little overwhelming. If you need support at any point, consider reaching out to UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
EFAP provides confidential counselling and work-life consultations to eligible UBC faculty, staff and their dependents. It can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including over the holidays.
From the Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team, we wish you all the best this holiday season. We’ll see you in the new year on your continued path to wellbeing.
Do you have questions? Contact the Health, Wellbeing & Benefits team at email@example.com.
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