Health Care Workers

Online Support Group

Care for health providers. Sponsored by CAMH

Fridays 11-12 PST

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Burn Out

Now that the initial crisis/rapid change phase is moving into a longer term and slower maintenance phase, low energy, low mood can creep in.

Canadian nurses burnout struggles.

 

The need beyond appreciation!

Strategies

Self care, seeking support, and taking breaks are critical. Here are some useful articles:

APA article for health care providers.

Center of Study for Traumatic Stress. Practical strategies for sustaining healthcare workers wellbeing. Several helpful pdf's

Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare. Caring for yourself and others during the COVID19 Pandemic: Managing Health Care Workers Stress. Webinar:

National Center for PTSD, Managing Health care workers' stress associated with COVID19

 

 

Compassion Fatigue

Dealing directly with anxious, irritable, sad clients can sometimes be exhausting. 

Tools for mental health providers:

Self Assessment Tool for Compassion Fatigue. 

 

Apa Self Care Suggestions for mental health providers

Caring for yourself while caring for others. YouTube Video from Disaster Relief.

Protecting Practitioners at Risk of Professional

Trauma and Fatigue. Multiple handouts, trainings, etc!

Spring 2021: Care for the care aids. Local online weekly support group

Email:together.wrss@gmail.com (click link) if interested

Dec 2020: McGill research found that while counselling services were available to 50-66% of physicians and nurses, only 10-13% actually used them.

Dont wait, support is available

Note: This site is a community-based volunteer mental health collaboration. All information on together-sswr.com is for educational purposes only. For specific advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor, psychologist, or psychiatrist. 

For emergencies call 911.