With the novel Coronavirus outbreak, global populations are on alert causing varied reactions. It is normal during this time of uncertainty for us to experience understandable reactions from worry to anxiety about this health concern.
To help, we've put together some resources to help employees and family members who may have questions or possible anxiety as a result of the recent outbreak.
Family Centre Lethbridge - offering counselling sessions to parents and children to help improve resilience and relationships. More info here.
Check out the Active Lethbridge Resources - the Active Lethbridge website provides residents of Lethbridge and area with a variety of resources and informaiton on local opportunities for active living, including Parks and Open Spaces and Heath and Nutrition.
New: Canada Life is offering several free webinars and tools to help support plan members during the pandemic.
These free and informative webinars are open to any plan members with Canada Life. They'll be hosted by Canada Life in partnership with the Credit Counselling Society and Workplace Strategies for Mental Health. You can also join if you're interested in attending:
Canada Life webinar in partnership with Credit Counselling Society and Workplaced Strategies for Mental Health: Watch the webinar here
If you missed the May 4th webinar, May the 4th be with you – Flatten your anxiety curve, you can still check it out! Questions and tips about coping with the reality of life in the time of COVID-19 were covered during this webinar. Click hereto watch. The webinar is available in English only. This is a Microsoft Teams Live event. Make sure you've downloaded the Teams app before clicking the link.
Canada Life has a partnership with the Credit Counselling Society. You can access Free Credit Counselling, Budgeting Help & Debt Consolidation Options. The Credit Counselling Society is a registered, non profit service for consumers.
Your first consultation is free and the debt counselling component is significantly reduced for Canada Life plan members to the end of June.
Employee Family Assistance provider Homewood Health also offer free Financial Consultation for employees with benefits under the Life Balance Solutions. Check out the information here.
Your colleagues and friends at the Department of Kinesiology want to encourage you to stay physically active and mentally well at home. TheStretch and Strengthen exercises were developed for U of L employees at work, but they are great for home as well. Please firstname.lastname@example.org more great new ideas on staying active at home during this time.
Working out from home - For live exercises, you can join Sheila from the Fitness Centre on the Horns Rec Instagram page. Click here for more details.
Eating Well while working from home during a pandemic - Jillian Hallworth - Kinesiology and PE Instructor
Zoom Lunch & Learn - Ergonomic Hacks for Remote Work
Working Remotely During COVID-19 - Many people thrive while working remotely. Only most of them didn’t have to set up a home office overnight and start working remotely at the same time as their partner and kids! These quick office hacks can help you through this unique situation we are in.
Join us for a Zoom lunch and learn Tuesday May 12 from noon to 1:00 PM with Shane Hudson, MSc, AE, Ergonomist EWI Works Inc. Shane Hudson is an Ergonomist at EWI Works International and University of Lethbridge Alumnus with both a MSc and BSc in Exercise Science. He completed his Masters (2013) under the tutelage of Dr. Jon Doan.
On May 9th, 2019, Dr. Richard Larouche began his bike ride across Canada from the University of Lethbridge, cycling East to St. John’s Newfoundland and finishing through BC. This 8000km trip was aimed at promoting physical activity and a means to collect funds for research on Alzheimer’s disease, which has affected several members of his family. Funds collected went to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. If you missed Dr. Larouche's presentation you can watch here. Password for the presentation is: 1t#QZwC@
Tune in for some motivational tips about 'going the distance' and 'how to keep going when the going gets tough'. Richard's perserverence and discipline are an inspiration!