For the HR community of practice
January is a great time for a resources refresher in preparation for the year ahead. Take the time to familiarize yourself with important mental health resources for yourself and the staff and faculty you work with.
UBC Suicide Awareness Day: Jan 27, 2016
Each year, a number of UBC students, staff, and faculty consider suicide. Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires the help of everyone in the UBC community.
On Suicide Awareness Day, there will be interactive booths and roaming street teams on campus to increase awareness, share support resources, and combat stigma surrounding suicide. Show your support for suicide awareness and prevention: wear orange on Suicide Awareness Day.
Visit http://thrive.ubc.ca/ for more information.
Assisting Faculty and Staff in Distress: NEW Resource
Everyone plays an important role in creating healthy and respectful work environments. Faculty and staff can use this new resource guide to know what to look for, say and do to help a colleague in distress.
Click on the above images to download the PDF
To request copies of the Orange insert for your department or unit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Improving Workplace Relations: Free Webinar on Jan 26, 2016
Everyone we meet has their unique personality, emotions, mental and physical health issues, capabilities, perceptions and expectations. It’s virtually impossible to communicate with each individual the same way.
Learn how to recognize and respond to emotional distress in others and better manage your own emotional reactions in the workplace helping you to continue to build your own communication skills. Part of the Not Myself Today Campaign from the Partners for Mental Health.
Click here to take part in the webinar.