Wellness

Resources

OSSTF Stress Relief for Educators

 

OSSTF -EFAP Morneau Shepell

 

Big White Wall is an on line mental health resource developed in the United Kingdom that offers a place to talk about your life stressors and learn about creative tools to 

Mind Your Mind is another resource to help with managing mental health challenges. Below is the website but there is also mobile app.

APPS

My EAP Mobile Device Application

 

Stop, Breath and Think

Calm.com

Mindshift

Smiling Mind

 

Headspace

 

Distress Centers

Below is a link to information on distress centres and crisis resources

CAMH

ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600

24 hour mental health and addiction telephone information and navigation support.

 

AHS: Ways to Wellness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ju2G3KtKNA

 

 

 

 

Employee and Family Assistance Program

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My Services

  • professional counselling
  • financial support
  • legal support
  • nutritional support
  • family support
  • career counselling
  • naturopathic services

Health and Well-Being

Health and Well-Being

  • emotional well being
  • mental health
  • family and relationships
  • diseases and conditions
  • Crisis situations
  • general emotional well-being
  • grief
  • LGBT
  • stress
  • loneliness
  • leisure/vacations

- Optimism

How to be happier through positive psychology

Lighten up: using humour to your advantage in the workplace

Being happy

Four ways to increase happiness on and off the job

You don't have to win the lottery to enjoy life

How to be happy

Beat the Monday blahs: bouncing back to work

You don't have to win the lottery to enjoy life

Practicing gratitude

A healthy attitude: optimism, pessimism and your health

-Self-esteem

Body image basics

Weighing you down: building a better body image

Self-esteem in children

Pressure to succeed

Effects of negative self-talk

Gaining Balance by Saying "No" and Setting Boundaries

The psychological effects of being unfriended online

Constructing confidence: building belief in yourself and your abilities

Assertiveness: saying "yes" and saying "no"

What happens after a mental illness diagnosis?

Supporting a co-worker through grief or illness

Being Yourself in a Professional Environment

Avoiding self-medication: Tackling root causes of personal issues

Stress and Resiliency: Understanding the "Back to Work Blues"

Mind-body balance

The media and stigma

Promoting balance at work and at home

When the children have left home: adjusting to an empty nest

Am I becoming my parents?

Seeking Professional Help with a Personal Issue

Building resiliency in your life

Supporting someone through a loss

Life loss: coping with the sudden death of a loved one

Saying goodbye: helpful advice for those dealing with loss

Managing grief: understanding emotions around trying situations

Taking care of yourself after a loss

Grief: Help with navigating uncharted waters

Understanding stress

Take Control of Your Life

Stress and Resiliency: Understanding the "Back to Work Blues"

Identifying and managing stress

Coping with retirement stress

Stress Effects: Avoiding the Strain Drain

dealing with loneliness

Loneliness and the holiday season

Keeping it simple over the holiday season

Parent's summer survival guide

Cooking up healthy holidays

Health hints to ease your family in to the fall season

Your guide to holiday peacekeeping

Time out: making the most of the holidays

  • Eating disorders
  • Suicide
  • phobia
  • general mental health
  • anger
  • Alzheimer's and dementia
  • schizophrenia
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • seasonal affective disorder

Eating disorders, body image and self-esteem

Anorexia nervosa

Unhealthy escapes: the rise of addictions and suicide during a downturn

Suicide signs and prevention

Understanding and addressing phobias

Facing your fear: overcoming a phobia

Mental illness in the workplace: recovery

Helping others help themselves

Teaching online civility

Family ties: coping with a relative's mental illness

Brain gain in life’s later years

A friend, indeed: friendship as a source of solace and support

Mental illness and relationships

What you need to know about iCBT

Avoiding self-medication: Tackling root causes of personal issues

Understanding postpartum depression

Top 10 reasons to volunteer

Facebook or Fakebook?

Discovering mental illness

Tools for stress reduction and resiliency

Mental illness in the workplace: removing stigma

The value of online communities and support boards

Resiliency at work and home

Cultural and ethnic stigmas surrounding mental health

Return to work, friends and routine after mental illness

Should you share your mental illness diagnosis?

Under the radar: detecting mental illness

Helping friends and family identify and address mental health concerns

Who is affected by mental illness?

A checklist for positive mental health

Let's talk mental health

The stigma related to mental illness

How to support your team through mental health challenges

Defining common mental health terms

Recovery roads: accessing help for mental health concerns

Mental illness in the workplace: return to work

Healthy living: the five R’s of mental health

Embracing Aging

Generation Z and mental health

The five R’s of mental health

Culture of silence: overcoming the cultural barriers of mental illness

Living with mental illness

Recognizing and responding to signs of mental illness

Generation X and mental health

Mental health myths and facts

Promoting good mental and physical health in the workplace

health-in-the-workplace

Mental illness in the workplace: recognizing risk

Does mid-life crisis exist?

Overcoming stigma around mental illness

Discussing your mental health issue

The psychological effects of being unfriended online

Staying the course: maintaining mental health during troubling times

Baby boomers and mental health

Mental illness: The road to recovery

Men and women: How to recognize mental health risk

Millennials and mental health

It's all in your mind: achieving good mental health

Be mindful – not mind full: five steps to improve your mental health

Six ways you can help someone affected with a mental illness

Recovery is possible

Mental illness in the workplace: resilience

How to pick an organization to volunteer for

Four pillars of mental fitness

Talking to your kids at any age about your mental health

Mental illness: do you know myth from fact?

Mental health: a healthy mind affects overall health

Memory makeover: tips to spruce up an absent mind

Counselling in a digital world

The mind-body connection

Returning to work after a mental health-related leave

Should you discuss your mental illness with your kids?

How social media affects our mental health

Should You Discuss Mental Illness with Your Kids

Choosing the right professional for support with a personal issue

Red flags: signs and symptoms of mental health challenges

Five Keys to High-Level Wellness

Stories of recovery from mental illness

Money and your mind: taking care of your finances and mental health

Mental illness: How aware are you?

The evolution of counselling in the digital age

Boost self-care with positive relationships

Sorting through support

Mental barriers to breaking the debt cycle

Myths and facts about mental health and gender

Mental health stigma: How it affects men and women

Mental and physical health: making the connection

How-to guide: Raising awareness about mental illness

Creating your best mind and body

When is anger out of control?

Keeping a Lid on Anger

Putting Anger in its Place: Strategies for Understanding and Managing Anger

Understanding and Countering Road and Air Rage

Managing anger

Commuter calm: getting to work without getting annoyed

Anger and drinking

Dementia: understanding the causes and symptoms

Tips when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s may be the toughest thing you ever do

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's or Dementia

Supporting a loved one with Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's - an inspirational journey

More people are caring for their elderly parents

Understanding Alzheimer's disease

Fading memories: an absent mind or warning signs?

What is Schizophrenia

Treating obsessive-compulsive disorder

Identifying obsessive-compulsive disorder

Understanding and addressing phobias

Facing your fear: overcoming a phobia

Understanding panic attacks

Anxiety medications and you

Keep calm and work on

Understanding and treating anxiety

Supporting someone with anxiety

Coping with separation anxiety

Children and anxiety

Understanding and Treating Panic Attacks

Keeping anxiety in check in the face of uncertainty

Beating the winter blues

Identifying seasonal affective disorder

Have you got the holiday blues?

Coping with seasonal affective disorder

Healthy Hibernation

Seasonal affective disorder: surviving the winter blues

  • Adoption
  • other relationships
  • Child Care
  • parenting
  • personal growth
  • conflict
  • senior care

Tips for families considering adoption

Explaining adoption to your child

Adopting a child

Family ties: coping with a relative's mental illness

A friend, indeed: friendship as a source of solace and support

Friend therapy

Coping with loneliness

Full house: Welcoming new additions to your household

Friendships and your well-being

Practicing patience with aging parents

Help your children and teens succeed with Children’s Support Solutions

Setting limits and letting go: creating healthy boundaries and knowing when to let go

Safety tips for parents of infants

Protecting children: helpful rules to keep young people safe

Stay alert and stay safe: street proofing your kids

Guide for choosing a group daycare centre

Back-up/Emergency child care

Choosing child care in your home

Understanding sudden infant death syndrome

Sharing a child care provider

Raising resilient children

Camp countdown: helping kids emotionally prepare for summer camp

Behaviour contracting: a win-win approach to parenting

Parenting challenges: conflicting schedules

Teaching online civility

Tearing your kids away from the TV

Setting Social Media Boundaries for your Kids

Parenting a child with a disability

Childbirth options

Ringing in a balanced New Year

Personal security: a practical approach

Tips for building resiliency

Attaining your New Year’s resolutions

At last! An article on procrastination

Summer Stock: Using Your Extra Time in the Summer to Put Your Life in Order

Personal goal setting

Tips and Techniques for Achieving Greater Balance in Your Life

Choose a SMART Resolution!

Accepting change is vital to your health and happiness

Bouncing back: how to improve your resilience

Understanding and improving your quality of life

Tips and Tools for Great Decision Making

Change is inevitable, growth is optional

Age expectations: accepting life's journey at every age

Resilience: An important skill for all

A perspective on domestic abuse

Family feuds: collaborating to resolve family conflicts

The big split: kids, separation and divorce

Cooling relationship conflicts

Handling family conflict well

Dual incomes: renegotiating roles

Domestic dilemmas

Types of bullying

Bullied children: what to do when it hits home

Elder Care Options

Elder Care: Sources of Stress and How to Cope

Independent Living

Slowing Down to Help Aging Parents

Family ties: coping with a relative's mental illness

Sandwiched priorities: caring for both children and elders

Communicating with older adults

You and your aging parents: understanding different stages of elder care

Seniors’ safety: how to prevent injuries

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s may be the toughest thing you ever do

  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • sexual problems
  • sleep issues
  • diabetes
  • incontinence

Osteoporosis: lifelong prevention

Bone builders: understanding and preventing Osteoporosis

Coping with recovery after a stroke

Coping when a loved one has had a stroke

Identifying and treating sexual problems for women

Identifying and treating sexual problems for men

Relationship revival: keeping a mature relationship in full bloom

Making your dream of better sleep come true

Sleep: do you get enough?

Insomnia: preventative strategies and practical advice

Preventing type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes 101

Stress and diabetes - understanding the link

Living with diabetes

Stress and diabetes - understanding the link

Incontinence: it doesn't have to be an obstacle

Career and Workplace – all straight to article – no subsection

  • Health and Attitude
  • coping with change on the job
  • time management
  • stress burnout
  • traumatic events
  • career development and continuing education
  • conflict and communication
  • workplace leave

Making nutrition work for any work scenario

Mental illness in the workplace: recovery

Helping others help themselves

Appreciation in the global workplace

Work/Life balance: for the good of your health

Back to work blues: easing into work after summer vacation

Stress and Resiliency: Understanding the "Back to Work Blues"

Cannabis in the workplace – for employees

Working with a disability

Social media and your coworkers: To friend or not to friend

How change impacts the team

The pros and cons of flexible work arrangements

Embracing change in the workplace

Setting your expectations in a new culture

Building a resilient work team

Managing millennials

Transition shock: dealing with changes in our work and personal lives

Getting a handle on your non-standard work schedule

The multitasking season is here: Your survival guide

Making the link: Digital multitasking and stress

How to be more engaged at work

Planning and leading effective meetings

On top of it: Organization to keep stress in check

Systems and processes to make work run smoothly

Balancing Work, Family and Fun

Ten tips for fitting work and life together

Working on workplace stress

Work/Life balance: for the good of your health

Workload survival tips

Blurring the boundaries between work and home

Managing employees during times of stress and grief

The sting of burnout on productivity

Re-energizing and re-focusing your career

Understanding absence

Fight or flight: learning how to handle workplace stress

Balancing your work and personal life

Understanding a co-worker’s grief or illness

Talking to the recently bereaved

Tips for helping your child through a traumatic event

Taking care after a traumatic event

How a traumatic event can affect you

Dealing with a death in the workplace

Coping with the after-effects of a traumatic event

How personal development helps professional development

How did I end up in this job? It’s not what I thought it would be!

Overbooked! Balancing work and life with continuing education

Workplace strategies for positive mental health

Understanding and preparing for a performance appraisal

Learning and development across the generations

Social media and your coworkers: To friend or not to friend

How to manage an office romance

Building a good relationship with your boss

Communication tips in the digital age

10 tips for tactfully voicing your opinions at work

Embracing change in the workplace

Being yourself in a professional environment

Easing the transition back to work after having a child

The do's and dont's of welcoming an employee back after a mental health leave

Return to work, friends and routine after mental illness

Returning to work post-baby

Staying in touch during maternity/paternity leave

Staying in touch with work while on parental leave

Stress and Resiliency-Understanding the "Back to Work Blues"

Financial Security– all straight to article – no subsection

  • financial planning
  • credit and debit management
  • budgeting
  • investing
  • will preparation
  • legal
  • tax
  • real estate/mortgages

Establishing financial security following a divorce or separation

Making your money work for you

Investing for retirement: all you need to know about retirement income options

Finances and family planning

Financial health: how your finances affect your mind

Finding the right financial advisor

Finances for new parents

Moving out on your own

Millennials: Your financial future is now

Finances and family planning

Protecting yourself from identity theft

Credit Card Survival Tips

How to handle your debt load

Considerations when facing bankruptcy

Tips for savvy holiday-season spending

Easing financial pressures after the holiday season

Money and your mind: taking care of your finances and mental health

Mental barriers to breaking the debt cycle

Fitness and nutrition on a budget

Staying fit on a slim budget

Relationship restructuring, love, family and finances

Eating on a budget

Holiday budget tips for you and your kids

Making your money work for you

Finances and family planning

Avoiding the budget crunch

Budgeting: living within your means

Retirement planning late in the game

Coping with retirement stress

Planning for your retirement: things to consider

Quiz: Are you ready for retirement?

Weighing your options: RRSPs and mortgages

Life after retirement

A guide to choosing retirement apartments

Filling your retirement with meaningful activities

Understanding your pension

Retirement planning: when will you be able to retire?

Will and Estate Planning

Will and Estate Planning

Family law in Canada: division of assets

Family law in Canada: marriage agreements

Legal support services

Hiring a lawyer

Family law in Canada: child custody

Family law in Canada: separation and divorce

Taxes and stress – tips to manage both!

Tax planning: the key to your financial health

Tips for making the tax season less taxing

Managing the stress of moving

Downsizing without downgrading

Estate planning

Real estate issues: buying versus renting

Real estate law: the ins and outs of buying your first home

Making the decision to relocate

Dream home decisions: a blueprint for home buying

Life Events

  • death of a loved one
  • planning retirement
  • dealing with a disability/serious illness
  • getting separated/divorced

Grief: Help with navigating uncharted waters

Managing change

Life loss: coping with the sudden death of a loved one

Understanding and coping with a loss

  • financial security

Annuities versus life income funds

Investing for retirement: all you need to know about retirement income options

Retirement planning: when will you be able to retire?

Understanding your Pension

Finding the right financial advisor

https://www.Finding the right financial advisorworkhealthlife.com/Article/Read/Finding%20the%20Right%20Financial%20Advisor

Coping with retirement Stress

Parenting a child with a disability

Living with hope: coping skills for people diagnosed with chronic or terminal illness

How to talk to your doctor

Osteoporosis: lifelong prevention

What to do when your family member is being discharged from the hospital

Coping with the news of a cancer diagnosis

Coping with recovery after a stroke

Caring for a terminally ill family member

Regaining a satisfying social life after a significant illness

Coping with a terminal diagnosis

Dealing with pain and depression when recovering from an illness

Working with a disability

Living with a disability

How to cope with a serious medical diagnosis

Life after Divorce

Tips on Parenting after a separation or Divorce

Helping Children Deal with Divorce

Living with Divorce

OTF

Managing Stress

Recognition prevention and coping strategies for beginning teachers

mental well being it's not always a mental or emotional cause

10 stress burning secrets of great teachers

avoid teacher burnout - 5 quick and easy tips

teacher stress and resilience

10 ways to deal with teacher burnout

Teacher: an effective stress manager

take care of yourself to take care of your students

from chaos to coherence

https://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin413.shtml

10 ideas to help teachers beat stress

teacher burnout and stress management

Mental Health

Organizations and Resources

Center for addiction and mental health

ementalhealth.ca

Ontario mental health helpline

Canadian mental health Association

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

Articles and Videos

  • teachers TV: teacher mental health
  • antidepressant skills at work
  • antidepressant skills workbook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZxQyyApKps

https://psychhealthandsafety.org/asaw/

https://psychhealthandsafety.org/asw

Work Life Balance

Work life balance quiz

https://cmha.ca/work-life-balance-quiz#.VyYsIzArKhc

Wave: workload and volunteerism research study - OSSTF study on positive and negative impacts of co-curricular's

ATTACHMENTS

Work life balance suggestions

teaching is fundamental: ideas for friends and spouses supporting teachers early career challenges

changes teachers can make

teacher network and work life balance