COVID-19 Support for Managers, staff and their families
The coronavirus pandemic is taking it's toll on many management teams, staff, residents, patients and families. CHAM, in partnership with the Réseau Compassion Network, Aulneau Renewal Centre, Sara Riel Inc., St.Amant and the Interfaith Healthcare Association of Manitoba, has put together a series of workshops, tools and resources to help and support those who are feeling compassion fatigue, anxiety, burnout, fear, and stressed.
Over the past several months, we have faced unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been forced to change many aspects of our personal and professional lives and know that this constant change can be exhausting and difficult on our mental health.
This information is designed to help you and your staff or families navigate these challenging times. We hope that these remote tools can assist you in taking care of your mental health, while taking care of others. Special thank you to Aulneau Renewal Centre, Sara Riel Inc and St.Amant staff for creating many of these tools.
We would also like to offer you access to workshops facilitated by mental health professionals. If you are a Community of service in the Réseau Compassion Network, the cost of the courses will be covered for your organization. Upon reservation, the session will be offered exclusively for your staff and tailored to your organization.
Aulneau Renewal Centre
Request a Wellness Check | Aulneau Renewal Centre
This 3 hour workshop will provide a safe and supportive space to learn about compassion fatigue-how it’s like other forms of trauma and burnout. You will learn new coping skills, how to understand what is happening and to debrief with yourself.
Presenter: Juanita Wilson, BA BSW MACP CCC RSW
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Sara Riel Inc.
Helping Others by Helping yourself: Using Compassion in Difficult Times
This workshop explores the different ways you can implement compassion in your professional and personal life. You will learn how practicing compassion with yourself and others can help manage fatigue, burnout, and your own mental health during periods of distress, change, and uncertainty.
Sara Riel can to help promote this opportunity within your organization, to staff and assist with the registration process.
If there are other tools or resources that would be beneficial to you and your team at this time, please do not hesitate to let them know how they can further assist you.
Staff recognition: Being in a position of authority as manager, your employees look to you for direction. A necessary part of this direction is affirmation. Recognition in the form of a “thank you” or “good job” is one of the cheapest and most limitless tools available to managers to enhance positive behaviour. To read this document and learn ways of recognizing staff, click RECOGNITION.
COVID-19 has transformed our health care landscape and society. In Canada, public policy issues such as Medical Assistance in Dying and the pandemic have shone a public light on many important issues—perhaps most significantly the marginalization of our seniors and other vulnerable Canadians. It has initiated public discussion about concepts at the heart of our Catholic ministry—community, solidarity, common good, and our social responsibility.
The pandemic has also highlighted the timeless relevance of Catholic social teaching and our collective role as health care providers in building a Canadian society that reaches out to every person who is suffering from illness, stigma, poverty, or loneliness.
Are you grieving? Do you know someone who is?
Every Canadian deserves the chance to say goodbye to their loved ones, even in an unprecedented crisis such as COVID-19. There have been too many heartbreaking stories of families who are unable to say goodbye due to extreme restrictions on end-of-life visitations. As a result of these restrictions during the pandemic, many people have lost a loved one have not been able to say goodbye, visit, and in many cases have a proper funeral or celebration of life.
We at CHPCA would like to acknowledge the grief so many Canadians have experienced during these unprecedented tines by holding an online concert in conjunction with National Bereavement Day.
The unprecedented changes that have come from COVID-19 and uncertainty around the future can be difficult for anyone to navigate, but especially for health care and social services staff who are also walking alongside those in vulnerable situations. Compassion Network has compiled a list of online mental health resources designed to assist anyone struggling to stay calm and positive during these times. Front-line staff, we hope you’ll take a moment to care for yourselves.
Resources for Workplaces
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health | Canada Life
Tips to Respond to Employee Anxiety about COVID-19 | Canadian Mental Health Association
Mental Health Resources for Health-Care Workers | Shared Health
Employer Support Phone Line | Sara Riel
For resources and guidance on wellness for employees, managers can call 204-237-9263, ext. 125
Other Resources for Individuals
Seneca Warm Line | Sara Riel
For peer counselling on mental health or addiction issues, call 204-231-0217 or 204-942-9276
COVID-19 Community Wellness Line | St.Amant counsellors and social workers
To access the line call: 204-258-7076 or 1-877-858-7076
Mental Health and Health Services | Youville Centre
For counselling, dietician, sexual health and other support, visit www.youville.ca or call 204-255-4840
Coping Strategies for Complex Trauma Survivors Contending with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Coping Strategies for Complex Trauma Survivors
Introduction to Mindfulness – Video (18 minutes)
Mental Health Tips Video Series (one minute and under)
A Catholic Perspective: Triage Principles & Moral Distress in Pandemic Scarcity.
Dr. Jaro Kotalik co-authored a document with Sr. Nuala Kenny and a group of co-authors. Jaro is a recognized international expert in the ethics of pandemics and well-known among Catholic ethicists.
A local Ethics Framework- recently produced locally for the Shared Health Services - is rather general and does not raise any concerns. This paper considers issues of clinical triage and subsequent moral distress in emergency triage more comprehensively.
May 15, 2020 COVID-19 Ethics Framework Information for Providers 1 . COVID-19 Ethics Framework Information for Providers . This document will evolve as information related to COVID-19 emerges and changes.