By Melissa Lafrance on October 5, 2016
As the seasons change, our moods and behaviours can shift also. With the days getting shorter and temperatures colder, we may not be as motivated to be out and about or to maintain vibrant social circles. The following three articles by Shepell, UBC’s EFAP provider, can help support you with tools to improve and maintain your social wellbeing.
Most people know that proper nutrition, exercise, and relaxation techniques can reduce stress, but being social is just as important. Learn skills and strategies to improve the quality of your relationships with A friend, indeed: friendship as a source of solace and support.
Perhaps you are in a new work environment or in a new neighbourhood. Maybe you feel the need to build your social support network. If so, check out Building and maintaining a social support network.
Managing a social life with a busy schedule can prove to be demanding. For advice on fitting social time into your schedule, read: Maintaining friendships on a busy schedule.
UBC’s EFAP provider, Shepell, offers counselling services for support with the following:
- Relationship Challenges
- Stress & resiliency
- Family concerns (communication, parenting, dynamics, and more)
- Workplace communication
- Workplace conflicts
To get started with Shepell’s Relationship Support Services, call 1-800-387-4765 or browse through their available services online.
To learn more, see related Workhealthlife articles.
- Working together: strategies to improve your employee-supervisor relationship
- Fun and easy team building ideas
Family/couple relationships & communication:
- Building and maintaining healthy relationships
- Rekindling the couple relationship after having a baby
- Squeezing in your main squeeze: making time for your relationship
- Improving family communication