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CCE Launches New Health & Wellness Program for Fall 2020

Posted by Breanne Markotich on September 4, 2020 in News

The global pandemic of 2020 changed many aspects of our daily lives. Routines were disrupted, social distancing was implemented, and many of us struggled to stay connected.

Now more than ever, people are looking for sustainable techniques to reduce stress levels and refocus attention in their personal and professional lives.

The College of Continuing Education is pleased to offer our new Health and Wellness program launching this fall, with a growing list of courses to help us recognize the signs of mental health issues, scientifically-proven means of dealing with them, and ways in which we offer compassion for those who struggle.

“We are excited to announce the launch of our new Health and Wellness program,” says Sherry Carmont, Director of the Health and Wellness portfolio, College of Continuing Education. “Positive mental health and wellbeing can help you deal with the many changes and challenges life throws at you. Becoming more resilient takes time and practice. Through these courses, we hope participants develop strategies to support themselves and the mental health of others in their lives, including those they work with.”

This fall we currently have three standalone courses available online:

Neurodiversity and Mental Health in the Workplace and Community

Be part of eye-opening dialogues where you will learn how to appreciate the differences neurodiversity and mental health can bring to workplaces and communities. In this course, you will learn from each other and, most importantly, you will learn how to gain the trust and respect of someone with a mental health history or a learning disability, particularly in a workplace setting.

Mindfulness at Work

The practice of mindfulness is a well-documented method for helping calm our nervous system and staying centered, especially in times of high stress, volatility, and uncertainty. If you have experienced prolonged stress, you may be interested in trying a new way to reduce your stress level to achieve a greater sense of well-being and focus. If you have tried some form of mindfulness practice before but have given up again because it was “too hard," consider this course – it's different.

Psychological Health in the Workplace: Managing Stress and Emotions
Mental health is a workplace issue and for many Canadians, work is the number one identified contributor for stress. This course will explore the impacts of Canadian's mental health in the workplace, as well as statistics and legislation. It will facilitate your internal capacity to develop tools to manage emotions and distress, fostering your ability to flourish in the workplace while learning how to promote a culture that emphasizes psychological health and safety.

For more information on our Health and Wellness program, including start dates and registration details, please visit our Health and Wellness section.