Life Lines newsletter
Homewood Health issues a monthly newsletter called Life Lines to provide employees and their family members with useful wellness information and tips.
July 2019 issue
Developing the ability to move outside of a cycle of negative thoughts and observe the positive in other people can do a lot of good. We learn a lot from other people, and this learning increases and broadens our mental and emotional perspectives, which, in turn, makes us more resilient.
June 2019: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is most often linked to combat occupations and first responders. So you wouldn’t
think of your everyday co-workers as prime candidates to
encounter PTSD related symptoms.
May 2019: Take a vacation to relax, refresh, and reconnect. It's important to get away from everyday routines and responsibilities to increase emotional agility, develop empathy and inspire creativity.
April 2019: The following article looks at several aspects of how, we as employees can contribute to the creation of a healthy work environment.
March 2019: Women's Mental Health. This month, we take a more in-depth look at women’s mental health, to discover their unique health-care needs and find out how we can better support women who are struggling with mental health challenges.
January 2019: Festivals and holidays, especially those occurring during the fall and winter months, bring us together during a season of dynamic changes in weather with a significant decrease in daylight hours.
December 2018: Are you approaching winter celebrations with apprehension? We have practical tips on how you can find fun in your function!
November 2018: Men’s Mental Health. Men and women experience many of the same mental health disorders, but their willingness to talk about their challenge and feelings are very different.
September 2018: Addiction & Recovery. This newsletter looks at what an addiction is, what treatment options are available for various addiction severities, and how to support someone with an addiction.
August 2018: Student Mental Health. This newsletter looks at ways to support student mental health and resiliency.
July 2018: Concussion Discussion. This newsletter looks at the common mental health challenges of those who experience a concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
April 2018: LGBTQ+ Mental Health. This newsletter provides information on how to create a positive and supportive workplace for LGBTQ+ employees, including external resources which can be accessed for support.
March 2018: Importance of Sleep. This newsletter provides information how sleep can impact an individual’s mental and physical health, and identifies methods anyone can use to improve their daily sleep.
February 2018: Learning about Eating Disorders. This newsletter provides information on factors that contribute to eating disorders, what different eating disorders exist, and methods to minimize an eating disorder from forming.
January 2018: Dealing with Seasonal Depression. This newsletter provides information on what tactics to identify and combat seasonal depression symptoms.
December 2017 Issue: 10 Steps to Work-Life Balance. This newsletter provides information on the benefits of having balance in your life, and the methods that can support your work-life balance efforts.
November 2017 Issue: How taking care of your finances can reduce your stress level. This newsletter provides information on different methods to improve your finances in support your mental health.
September 2017 Issue: Understanding Depression. This newsletter provides information on the difference between sadness and depression, signs of depression, and ways to manage depressive symptoms.
August 2017 Issue: The Sobering Facts about Addiction. This newsletter provides information on what addiction is and what are some consequences people with addiction could face.
July 2017 Issue: Uncovering the Faces of Anxiety. This newsletter provides information on how anxiety disorders manifest, what the different anxiety disorders are and how to manage their symptoms.
June 2017 Issue: Resilience through Chronic Physical Conditions. This newsletter provides information on how to support yourself and others with a chronic physical condition.
April 2017 Issue: Six Steps to Reducing Work Stress. This edition provides exercises and strategies that can be adopted to reduce work related stress.
March 2017 Issue: Linking Exercise and Nutrition to a Healthy Mind. This edition will provide information on how exercise and certain nutritious foods can improve an individual’s mental health.
February 2017 Issue: Love and Healthy Relationships, focuses on how to maintain and strengthen healthy relationships.
January 2017 Issue: Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Awareness and Information, focuses on education surrounding Trauma and PTSD.
December 2016 Issue: Reducing Holiday Stress, focuses on ways you can enjoy the holidays without getting lost in the hustle and bustle.
November 2016 Issue: When Habits Become Addictions, focuses on the importance of distinguishing between good and bad behavioural patterns in order to avoid negative consequences.
October 2016 Issue: Mental Illness at Work focuses on simple exercises that you can do in the workplace to relieve stress, relax and refocus. Take a moment and breathe.
The Vitality newsletter is issued quarterly and developed for human resource and occupational health professionals, program administrators, supervisors, and key personnel.
May 2019 issue
Homewood Health is pleased to release the November 2018 edition of our Vitality newsletter, “Supporting Men in Getting Mental Health and Addiction Support.”
This edition is focused on how managers and supervisors can help support employees who have children attending school.
This edition provides managers and supervisors suggestions on how to lead a multi-generational team, from baby boomers to millennials.
This edition provides information on how organizations can implement a Fatigue Risk Management Plan to support employees getting enough sleep to effectively implement their role.
Re-energizing yourself for the New Year provides tips to minimize depression and anxiety, focusing on positive thinking and mindfulness, and cultivating positivity in your life.
Preparing for the New Year: Maintaining Your Mental Health gives you tips on setting realistic goals, re-engaging with family and friends, and being realistic with the coming year’s motivations.
It’s time for the razzle-dazzle of holiday windows, hot chocolate and warm memories! ‘Tis the season for all those good things… and very often, the fallout of what might just be the most mentally and physically draining time of the year. In this article we look at how to manage alcohol consumption, eat healthily, and tips for dealing with the variety of social pressures and sometimes awkward events!
The holidays can be an enormously stressful time of year. Gift-giving, financial strain with extra expenses, social expectations with family and professional events…the barrage of seasonal pressures can push even the calmest and coolest among us to their limits. In this article we look at how to manage holiday spending and social stressors during the holiday season.
Tips for creating a healthy workplace, provides tools to support employees growth and strategies to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace.
From Kids to Retirement examines the challenges families face in various stages of life and how to overcome them.
The Importance of Sleep we examines the impacts of lack of sleep on your physical and mental well-being and steps you can take to improve your sleep quality.
Transgender, where to find and how to give support. This issue provide information and tools employers can use to support staff that are transgender or considering transitioning.
Reducing Mental Health Stigma, we examine common myths and the steps you can take to dispel the fabrications associated with mental health disorders.
The Dangers of Social Media on your Mental Health, focuses on how to identify if social media is impacting your mental health, and what steps you can take to lower the social medias effect on your mental health.
Supporting Successful Return to Work, focuses on tips and tools employers can use to support staff who are looking to return to work after going through treatment or taking time off work for addiction or mental health issues.
This themed publication for the holiday season focuses upon; Financial Health, Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder, Seasonal Events, and Resolutions. We are confident that you will find something that resonates with you, including healthy tips that you can start incorporating today.