SafeCare BC Presents a Webinar on Compassion Fatigue
Stress that occurs as a result of trying to help others in need is often referred to as the “cost of caring” and can cause physical and mental exhaustion and emotion withdrawal.
Watch to learn more.
World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
This day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
The topic of mental wellness is on the rise. Like our physical health, it’s something to be nurtured, developed and cared for. The more we talk about mental health, the more top of mind it becomes – especially at work. Our jobs play a significant part in our lives. The Menno Place Leadership Team wants to ensure everyone feels comfortable talking openly about mental health issues, without judgement or stigma and that people can get help when necessary. We support each and every one of you as you serve our residents here at Menno Place.
Not Myself Today© is a mental health initiative presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association (click here). It aims to change the way we talk about mental health and support our own mental health, as well as that of our colleagues. The different resources, tools and activities are all designed to raise awareness on the issue, reduce stigma, and ultimately to help us build a safe and supportive work environment.
At Menno Place we are excited to be on the forefront of organizations that are stepping up and making a difference in how mental health is supported at work. We were the first Long Term Care Organization in Canada to adopt the Psychological Health and Safety Standards back in 2014. Join us and be part of this journey.
On this website, you will find on the mental health tab a number of resources. In addition, new this year is personalized access to the Not Myself Today website. Access is personalized and is not shared with anyone else. Here you will be able to access tools and resources to support your mental wellness.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to talk to me.
Karen Baillie, CEO
How does the language we use contribute to stigma around mental health – and what can we do about it?
Watch this video to understand more about stigma and what we can do about it.
Click here and scroll down to the 4th video: Minding Your Language
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How can you support someone who is experiencing a mental health problem?
Menno Place is participating in a new program ‘Not Myself Today’ to support the mental health of all staff.
I want to encourage all of you to participate; to help yourself and in turn, your family, your colleagues, your family members and the residents we serve.
Despite 1 in 5 Canadians experiencing a mental illness this year, stigma remains a huge barrier to people getting the help they need, especially in the workplace. It’s time we help make a change.
In support of the Canadian Mental Health Association, we at Menno Place will participate in the Not Myself Today® 2018 initiative. It aims to engage workplaces across Canada to support employees who are facing challenges, and create a safe and supportive workplace as it relates to mental health.
We all have a role to play in building a mentally healthier workplace, and our goal is to make sure you and your team members feel your best, as well as ensure that on the days you don’t, you have the means to seek the support you need. Not Myself Today provides information, tools and resources to raise awareness and understanding of mental health, reduce stigma and help build a psychologically safe and supportive working space.
As a nurse for 44 years, I know how stressful life can be at work and home. I have seen many colleagues suffer unduly without us around them being aware as they were uncomfortable to speak up. Please join me by actively taking part in creating a workplace that supports mental health, and for helping those who need it.
Karen L. Baillie, RN, BScN, MHA, CHE, FCCHL
Chief Executive Officer