October employee wellness workshops to focus on mental health, breast cancer awareness

In recognition of World Mental Health Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Brock University’s Health Management team has planned several online wellness learning opportunities for employees. 

The October Employee Wellness Calendar includes: 

  • A webinar discussing the Mental Health Continuum Model and how it can be used as a self-check tool and leveraged to have open mental health conversations in the workplace. 
  • The next offering of The Working Mind workplace mental health training. 
  • An online workshop with a certified life and wellness coach to learn how to better prioritize tasks. 
  • A webinar focused on breast cancer awareness, screening options and resources. 

More information on the learning opportunities, including dates and registration, is available on ExperienceBU (login required).

On Monday, Oct. 10 for World Mental Health Day, Brock University’s Employee and Family Assistance Program provider LifeWorks will launch a new microsite focused on the impact of social media on mental health. Employees are encouraged to watch a recorded LifeWorks session to learn about Mark Henick’s mental health journey and the impact a stranger had on his life. 

Brock community members are also reminded of the University’s year-long initiative to make kindness the norm. The workplace kindness calendar theme for October is ‘celebration.’ Kindness suggestions for the month include beginning a meeting by sharing an example of something good that recently happened, acknowledging a colleague for a kind or thoughtful act, and celebrating one’s own qualities and attributes. 

Additional employee wellness resources are available on the Health, Safety and Wellness Toolbox on SharePoint, which includes recordings of wellness workshops and resources from LifeWorks wellness newsletters 

The October LifeWorks newsletter features articles discussing social media effects on self-esteem and setting social media boundaries for your kids, and a webinar on a total approach to workplace mental health. 

Questions about employee wellness resources and ideas for future wellness workshops can be emailed to employeehealth@brocku.ca

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