COVID-19 has many people anxious about their personal safety and many are worried about their safety at work as well. Some amount of anxiety is normal and can help to keep us safe, but it’s important to keep it at a manageable level.
The following information, created by Dr. Joti Samra, R.Pyshc, CEO & Founder of MWH (MYWORKPLACEHEALTH) includes tools to help those struggling to cope with COVID-19 or who would like more information about managing their mental health. You can learn more about Dr. Samra below.
COVID-19: What is it?
In recent weeks, news of COVID-19 has been at the forefront of many of our minds, increasing anxiety and concern about personal risk. The first step in managing this type of anxiety is educating yourself. So what is COVID-19?
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How to manage COVID-19 anxiety in the workplace
COVID-19 continues to be a topic that is dominating the media. Fear for one’s health contributes to creating anxiety and this extends to the workplace. Watch this video where we talk about how to deal with the anxiety produced by COVID-19.
Learn more: Reduce COVID-19 anxiety in the workplace
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Seven tips to manage anxiety and worry about COVID-19
As the number of cases of reported COVID-19 increases, so does people’s anxiety. So, how can we manage anxiety associated with an outbreak such as COVID-19?
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How to manage anxiety about COVID-19 that turns into panic
Although a certain amount of worry and anxiety about COVID-19 is natural, for some individuals, healthy worry becomes overwhelming and turns into panic. Watch this video to learn some tips on how to manage anxiety about COVID-19 when it becomes panic.
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Effectively communicating about COVID-19 in the workplace
Anxiety about COVID-19 is being increasingly felt in all environments, including workplaces – with many worrying about whether it’s safe for them to go to or remain at work. So, it’s important to manage workers’ anxiety around coronavirus and their potential risks in the workplace. But how do we effectively communicate about coronavirus in the workplace?
Learn more: Effectively communicate about COVID-19
Learn more about Dr. Samra
Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych, CEO & Founder of MWH (MYWORKPLACEHEALTH). is a national thought leader on issues relating to psychological health, wellness and resilience. Dr. Samra is a highly-regarded expert in psychological health and safety (PH&S). Over the past two decades, she has been involved in numerous national initiatives that have contributed to policy change in Canada. Dr. Samra has received a number of awards and accolades for her clinical and research work. She is proud to be the recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association’s New Researcher Award and the British Columbia Psychological Association’s Advancement of the Profession of Psychology Award. She is also the former President of the BC Psychological Association and past Chair of the BC Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards Committee.
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