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By Breeonne Baxter on September 14, 2017
Not Myself Today is a national workplace mental health campaign focused on:
The deadline for signing your department up for this program is Oct. 9, 2017
This partnership is designed to provide departments with ready-made and easy-to-use toolkits for participating in Thrive Week. Join us in celebrating diversity, community and respect as colleagues at UBC. Click here to register your department or unit for the 2017 campaign, or learn more about the campaign and resources provided.
By Breeonne Baxter on July 20, 2017
HR is hosting a session for all UBC staff and faculty who want to increase their mental health literacy in situations where they will be helping those in difficult situations.
Course summary: Understanding mental health challenges can be difficult and knowing how to interact with someone who might be in a mental health crisis can be even more challenging. The goal of this session is to increase mental health literacy while providing tools and skills to respond effectively in a caring and respectful way. Participants will learn skills and knowledge to help better manage mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.
By Breeonne Baxter on June 22, 2017
The UBC Student Wellbeing team is hosting an upcoming session on Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on July 10-11.
ASIST is a two-day workshop that focuses on a framework to have difficult conversations and also helps you explore what you are bringing to the intervention in terms of your attitudes and beliefs. If you have previously taken QPR, this would build upon the basic skills you had learned; however, it is not necessary to take QPR before this training.
The workshop is a good fit for any faculty/staff member who has direct contact with students or colleagues on an ongoing basis (advisors, frontline staff, etc.), and those who want to be more comfortable having these types of conversations.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
July 10 & 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (attendance over both days is mandatory)
Cost: $38 for materials
To register, email Tam Uden, Wellness Programs Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
By Breeonne Baxter on June 8, 2017
UBC recognizes the key role that positive mental health plays in the workplace, as well as its impact on professional performance, productivity and respectful environments. Mental health problems can be as disabling as physical health conditions, and are sometimes harder to heal. Our programs and training programs are aimed at increasing mental health literacy and decreasing stigma. We are working to provide UBC staff and faculty with tools and resources to improve mental health, resiliency and coping skills.
This session will focus on increasing mental health literacy through self-care. You will learn about the body’s stress response and how to identify these responses in yourself, assess your stress levels, explore the meaning of personal self-care, and discover the many resources available for UBC staff and faculty. Find out more and register now.
Understanding mental health challenges can be difficult and knowing how to interact with someone who might be in a mental health crisis can be even more challenging. The goal of this session is to increase mental health literacy while providing tools and skills to respond effectively in a caring and respectful way. Participants will learn skills and knowledge to help better manage mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Find out more and register now.
If you are interested in holding a workshop in your unit that focuses on supporting faculty and staff mental health, check out the course offerings on our Mental Health Resources page. Contact information for the course facilitators is available in the course listing.
By Breeonne Baxter on May 25, 2017
Staff and faculty are invited to take part in our next Mental Health First Aid training, to be held at UBC Robson Square, May 30, June 1, 6 & 8, 1:00 – 4:15 p.m. This training is free to UBC staff and faculty.
Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour in-person workshop that aims to improve mental health literacy by providing participants with the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.
Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, be able to provide initial support to a person who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a crisis, and be prepared to guide a person towards professional help.
By Breeonne Baxter on March 16, 2017
Mindfulness@Work is a six-week in-person evidence-based training that will help you to reduce stress, cultivate physical and mental health, and promote your wellbeing. Mindfulness@Work specifically focuses on integrating the practice of mindfulness in the workplace to promote effectiveness, teamwork, and improved communication.
Program dates: April 10, 18, 24, May 1, 8, May 15: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. There is also a mandatory day-long retreat on Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $100 registration fee (eligible for PD funding)
Visit our Mindfulness@Work page for more information and to register.