EFAP Wellness Sessions

Register for a Wellness Session from Homewood Health on Reducing Anxiety and Managing Remote Work


The University's Healthy Workplace Committee is pleased to announce that the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, Homewood Health, will be presenting their wellness session, Reducing Anxiety and Managing the Transition to Remote Work during the COVID-19 crisis, for the University five times over the Fall 2020 term through Microsoft Teams.

Each one-hour session will be facilitated by a Homewood Health representative and will be broken down into two sections: 

Part I – Reducing Anxiety: Anxiety is an adaptive response to real or perceived danger. For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic makes for a very uncertain future. While anxiety is a normal and expected reaction to the pandemic, too much anxiety can start to cause harm and take a toll on one’s mental health and well-being. This portion of the session will explore practical strategies and resources you can start using today to help mitigate stress and anxiety.

Part II - Managing the Transition to Remote Work – COVID-19: The immense speed at which things are evolving with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. For many employees, this has resulted in an abrupt shift in their work environment from an office setting to that of working from home. Whether you are a seasoned remote worker or new to this arrangement, the transition and associated uncertainty can feel overwhelming. This portion of the session will explore strategies for navigating the transition with greater ease while providing tips and tools to increase your wellbeing and productivity in this new work setting.
 


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Register for your preferred session date below:

Up to 50 employees can register for each online session.

Date Time Host
REGISTER: Wednesday, September 23 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ryan van't Kruis
REGISTER: Wednesday, October 14 11:00 a.m. to noon Ronaye Coulson
REGISTER: Thursday, October 15 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ronaye Coulson
REGISTER: Tuesday, November 3 11:00 a.m. to noon Hamed Dar
REGISTER: Thursday, November 5 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hamed Dar

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Register now through Portal! New to Portal? Learn more about this application.

You will need to register for the event with your WatIAM userID and password.   

Note: Portal does NOT work with Internet Explorer. If you are encountering errors with accessing Portal, please try another browser, or download the Portal app to your mobile device.

Portal Support: 

portal@uwaterloo.ca