From May 3 to 7, U of G celebrates its annual Be Well, Be Safe Week in recognition of National Mental Health Week and North American Occupational Safety and Health Week.
This year’s free online event offers workshops and presentations throughout the week to help boost your mental well-being and promote workplace safety.
“We are committed to working together to support the well-being of the whole person and providing a vibrant workplace that is inclusive and respectful, where everyone is valued,” says Martha Harley, associate vice-president (human resources). “Mental health and workplace culture is an important pillar in our Wellness@Work initiative, which follows Excellence Canada’s healthy workplace model.”
Free events throughout the week
Organized by the Wellness@Work programming committee, Be Well, Be Safe Week is designed to help faculty and staff build skills and strategies to enhance their wellness, connect with colleagues and support a healthier workplace culture.
Visit the Wellness@Work website to view the Be Well, Be Safe Week calendar for the complete listing of events and to register.
Key events from the week include:
- Kick-off event
Monday, May 3, 1:30-3 p.m.
Robyne Hanley-Dafoe delivers her keynote presentation “Navigating Stress and Change in the Workplace.”
- 5-Day Wellness Reset
Practise small, actionable steps to improve your personal wellness.
- Spot the Hazards!
Test your knowledge and enter your completed answers for a chance to win a prize.
- Beyond stigma: Increasing our understanding of mental health in the workplace
Thursday, May 6, 10:45-11:45 p.m.
Special session for night-shift employees
Your Wellness@Work programming committee encourages you to explore the variety of wellness supports and resources available!