Celebrating Mental Health & Wellness at Providence

Oct 11, 2018 | News

The panel at the Better Workplace Conference (L-R): Sandra Koppert from the Mental Health Commission of Canada (moderator); Karen Baillie, CEO of Menno Place in Abbotsford; John Fitzgerald, Director of OH&S, Island Health; and Sandy Coughlin, Director of OH&S, PHC.The panel at the Better Workplace Conference (L-R): Sandra Koppert from the Mental Health Commission of Canada (moderator); Karen Baillie, CEO of Menno Place in Abbotsford; John Fitzgerald, Director of OH&S, Island Health; and Sandy Coughlin, Director of OH&S, PHC.

At Providence Health Care, we constantly put others first. Our mission and innovative approaches to care, research and education consistently helps to improve the lives of the people we serve. To accomplish this you, our staff, go above and beyond the call of duty.

This week, we recognized World Mental Health Day on October 10. As always, PHC brought awareness to this important topic in our own unique way.

In the community

Our very own Director of Occupational Health and Safety, Sandy Coughlin, supported community awareness as a panelist at the Better Workplace Conference, sharing PHC’s learnings from our Mental Health and Wellness initiative during the session Work Better: Advancing Workplace Mental Health- Lessons From Health Care to Take Action in Your Workplace.

Right here at Providence

You may have stopped by to spin the ‘wellness wheel’ and see your PHC Occupational Health Advisors at the pop-up booth outside the SPH cafeteria, or attended an EFAP-supported wellness workshop at your site. We know that many of you participated in conversations with your colleagues, loved ones, and persons in care to raise awareness and end the stigma around mental health. Thank you.

By PHC staff, for PHC staff

As we reflect on this important day, and the things we do to cultivate and sustain our own wellbeing as well as that of those around us, we would like to remind staff of the Mental Health and Mental Wellness toolkit: staffmentalhealth.providencehealthcare.org. This resource was created by PHC staff, for PHC staff, and has resources, tips, conversation guides, and more to help you manage your mental health and wellness at home and at work. We know that mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness are all connected. To achieve a holistic approach, we ensured the “Staying Well section”  of the toolkit includes everything from corporate gym discounts to health and wellness tips for shift workers.  If you haven’t already, take a moment to cultivate your own wellness, and check it out!

Suggestions or feedback for us on the Mental Health and Mental Wellness toolkit? Please email StaffMHMW@providencehealth.bc.ca and let us know.

 

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