Health & Wellbeing

Stress Management Resources for Staff & Faculty

The start of a new school year can be exciting, yet it can also be a stressful time for faculty and staff. UBC has a number of helpful resources you can use to help you manage your stress:

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Travel Health Notice: Zika Virus Outbreak

Please share this with any faculty, staff and students who are planning travel this spring or summer

A number of countries, primarily in Central and South America, have recently confirmed cases of the Zika virus. Outbreaks of this virus have occurred in the past in Asia and Africa and have been associated with birth defects. The virus is spread through mosquito bites and has symptoms such as fever, headache, rash and muscle pain. If you are travelling to an affected area, please take extra precaution in protecting yourself from mosquito bites. For more information about the virus and recommendations for travellers, please refer to the following:

Faculty & Staff

For all information to help faculty and staff in planning travel, please visit the Travel Planning website.

Students

UBC students planning travel can find full information at the Student Safety Abroad website.

Not Myself Today Campaign to Support Mental Health

Not Myself Today Campaign to Support Mental Health

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This year,  along with over 170 employers across the country, UBC will be taking part in the Not Myself Today Campaign. The Not Myself Today Campaign will be rolled out at UBC (Vancouver campus) as part of Thrive (Nov. 2-6, 2015) and was developed to focus on reducing stigma and supporting mental health in the workplace.  In advance of the campaign itself, we have access to a number of resources and webinars on topics related to enhancing workplace mental health as well as dealing with difficult situations and conversations.  Watch a 30-minute introductory video here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcOX-ehRUIk&feature=youtu.be

Here is a list of past webinars that are available to view.

  • Identifying the difference between a mental health problem and a performance issue.
  • Best practices and lessons from other organizations in building mentally healthy workplaces.
  • Peer support in the workplace.
  • Contextual Management:  Working with someone experiencing a mental illness.

Please email Miranda Massie if you are interested in viewing any or all of the recordings.