QPR Suicide Intervention Training | January 23 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
QPR Training is an internationally recognized suicide intervention program designed to help you question, persuade and refer. QPR acts as an emergency mental health intervention designed to save lives, much like CPR or other methods of emergency medical intervention. Learn to recognize suicide warning signs, how to approach someone who may be at risk, persuade the person to seek appropriate health services, and connect the person to resources that will help resolve crises. Find out more and register now.
Parenting Tips: How to Talk to Your Kids about Sexual Health | January 23 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The prospect of talking to your children about sex and sexual health can be a difficult one, but these conversations do not need to be feared or avoided. Why not arm yourself with knowledge, age-appropriate information and fantastic resources? Learn how to speak to your children about comprehensive body science and sexual health information. You will also take away a helpful formula for answering questions and discover some fantastic resources for both parents and children of any age. Help provide your children with the tools to keep themselves safe and to make healthy and informed decisions. Find out more and register now.
Sit-Stand Desks & Platforms | January 24 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
This workshop will provide important information about different types of sit-stand desks and platforms available for the workplace. Understanding the pros and cons of each will assist departments, staff and faculty in deciding which option may be most suitable. Product samples will be available for participants to try in order to understand how the different models impact physical positioning and workflow. Find out more and register now.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial | January 24 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. This one-hour tutorial combines a presentation with a practical session, giving you hands-on experience adjusting typical office equipment. By the end of the tutorial, you will know how to set up your chair, keyboard/mouse, and monitor to promote neutral working postures. Find out more and register now.
Self-care for the Caretaker | January 29 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Incorporating aspects of Self-Care 101, this session is designed for those working in front line or helping roles on campus such as advisors, managers, supervisors, faculty and student support staff. In addition to learning about personal self-care (the body’s stress response and how to identify these responses in themselves), participants will explore the benefits and risks of supporting others while identifying ways to create and maintain supportive and safe environments. It offers an opportunity to take a stress index, explore what self-care means and to identify key UBC resources that can be engaged to support work life integration while reducing burnout. Find out more and register now.
The Working Mind for Managers | January 31 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Working Mind is a Mental Health Commission of Canada, evidence-based workplace training program aimed at increasing mental health literacy for managers, supervisors, deans, and department heads.
This education-based and solution-focused program is designed to address and promote mental health and reduce stigma in a workplace setting. Participants will enhance their awareness to reduce stigma and negative attitudes around mental health challenges, have a better understanding of mental health and wellbeing, be able to promote mental health in the workplace, and gain confidence, tools and resources to support employees. Find out more and register now.
30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge | Begins Every Monday
This free, innovative, evidence-based training is for all UBC staff and faculty looking to incorporate mindfulness into the workplace and in their everyday lives. Content is delivered online via any device, and focuses on simple yet powerful and achievable learning objectives. After just 10 minutes a day for 30 consecutive days, participants will be healthier, more productive and better able to problem-solve and work in a team. Learn more and register for the challenge now.
Coming in February:
The Working Mind for Employees | February 25 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Working Mind is a Mental Health Commission of Canada, evidence-based, solution-focused workplace training program aimed at increasing mental health literacy for employees. Designed to address and promote mental health in a workplace setting, participants will enhance their awareness to reduce stigma and negative attitudes around mental health challenges. Employees will acquire a better understanding of mental health and wellbeing, be able to promote mental health in the workplace, and enhance personal mental health and resilience. Find out more and register now.
Office Ergo Rep Training | February 26 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If your department is looking for more efficient response and support with regards to ergonomic issues for staff, consider taking the three-hour Ergo Rep Training. Learn about basic ergonomic risk factors and assessments, proper computer workstation set-up, and resources to take back to your unit. Find out more and register now.
Community Health News: January 2019
January 2-31: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
January 7-13: UBC Recreation Free Week
January 21-March 24: UBC Walkabout (Faculty of Education)
January 21: Lunar New Year celebrations (UBC Alumni Centre)
January 24: Global Health Conference (UBC School of Population and Public Health)
January 26: First Year Educators’ Symposium (CTLT)
January 29: Sing! Sing! Sing! Drop-in Choir (UBC Wellbeing)
January 31: Staff & Faculty Drop-in Choir Practice (UBC Wellbeing)
February 1-28: Move UBC Month
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