The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the catalyst for multiple changes in every area of our lives — at home and at work. This course will share valuable information on maintaining our mental wellness, specifically in the workplace. We acknowledge that some may be returning to a very different looking workplace and others are continuing to work at home, with its benefits and challenges. This course will also share insights on how to support your community and the resources that are available.
- Learn cognitive, biological, and social connection strategies for managing the risk to your mental health in the pandemic, with a focus on work.
- Learn how to access mental health treatment, including telehealth.
- Learn about available resources for your community.
- Learn strategies to support your mental health.
- Learn strategies to avoid burn out and provide balance.
September 9 - Returning to the Workplace: Supporting the Mental Health & Well-being of Employees Through the Transition and Beyond
The world is changing, and mental health is on center stage. Employers see rates of anxiety, depression, substance use, and other mental health conditions rising. Uncertainty is rising too with growing concern over the continuing impact of the pandemic. At the same time, many employers are asking employees to return to work. There are many issues arising like how to manage uncertainty and unpredictability while supporting employee mental health and well-being. Join us as we discuss these and issues related to how employers can best support employees and their families through transition and these uncertain times. .
October 14 – Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Military Service Members, Veterans and their Families: NAMI Homefront
This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of mental health conditions that Military Service Members and Veteran may be experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, PTSD, reintegration into civilian life and other challenges. It will also cover the impact on the people who love these individuals. Presenters will share information NAMI Homefront, a peer led education program specifically for loved ones of Military Service Members and Veterans who experience symptoms of a mental health condition. The program is available in person and online as a 6-session class for family, friends and significant others. The curriculum has recently been redesigned to include an online resource center for not only family members, but also available to the Military Service Members and Veterans themselves, providing informational and support resources that can be accessed at the convenience of the individual.
November 11 – Empathy, Morale, Stress, Trust, Respectful Confrontation
Join Psychiatrist, Wellness Coach and Author, Darlene Ifill-Taylor, M.D (yes, related to Gwen) and Author, Motivational Speaker, International Workshop Facilitator and Conflict Resolution Instructor, Joe Weston discuss the role of empathy, resilience, self-care and respectful engagement in our work, home and community relationships.
December 9 – Out of the Darkness: The NAMI Hearts & Minds Approach to Seasonal Affective Disorder
As the winter season emerges, many find Seasonal Affective Disorder an unwelcome guest. Learn how to manage symptoms with approaches that are in tune with your mental and physical health.
Target Audience: Public Media Stations
Course provided by Well Beings, in partnership with NAMI and MHASF