NORTH BAY, ONT. – Workplace Safety North (WSN) will host its fifth COVID-19 Conversations webinar titled, Managing Pandemic Fatigue in the Workplace, which is part of a free webinar series designed to help businesses and communities cope with changes caused by the pandemic.
At the Sept. 30 webinar, which will take place from 12 to 1 p.m., participants will hear from Irene Caufield-Cook, owner of Caufield Counselling and Consulting, who will discuss the psychological impact of pandemic fatigue on employees and what employers can do to support employee mental wellbeing during times of uncertainty.
The webinar is hosted by Angele Poitras, WSN community engagement specialist and certified psychological health and safety adviser.
Discussion topics include what is pandemic fatigue? What are the stressors impacting mental health? What are the long-term implications of extended periods of stress? Mental health and wellness strategies to manage increased mental load associated with the pandemic and how to support employees dealing with increased stress and anxiety.
More than 600 people have attended the first four webinars and learned from community and business leaders on how to cope with the challenges of the pandemic, including the importance of self-care, mental health, leadership and legal responsibilities on the job, states a release.
Employers, workers and community members are invited to participate in the free monthly WSN Feed Your Brain Lunch and Learn webinar series to discuss the most pressing issues, and to learn from experts and each other, adds the release.