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May 14, 2020

We hope that you are keeping well.   

In light of provincial announcements across the country about returning to work, organizations are now putting their minds towards planning a gradual return to work. 

During the sheltering at home phase of COVID-19, FSEAP was considered to be an essential service and has been able to continue providing much needed counselling by video and telephone during the last few months. 

As provincial governments start to give the green light to begin plan...

May 1, 2020

Check out fseap’s very own Gregg Taylor from fseap Vancouver as he talks about employee mental health and well-being while working from home. Gregg highlights the concepts of grief relative to our experiences and disruptions as a result of COVID-19. Additionally, he talks about how a change in our normal routines, and the concept of working from home, are impacting our productivity at work. Lastly, some strategies for decompression and stress reduction are shared as well.

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April 15, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted us on an individual, social and global level.  Organizations and business have also been impacted and have not been able to sidestep “change”.  Some organizations will have to contend with disastrous negative consequences, the minority might even see positive results, and some will sit in-between.  However, all leaders of teams, in any context, will have to lead and assist their employees who are not only emotionally impacted by change in their personal lives, which may sho...

April 9, 2020

Deciding to talk with someone out of concern for their mental health, especially an employee or colleagues, may feel daunting. You may wonder what's appropriate to say, whether you will come across as judgmental, or fear that you will 'get it wrong' or misinterpret what you are seeing.

The reality is that if someone is struggling with personal distress or mental health concerns, open non-judgmental communication and connecting is what they need most - as no amount of hiding will help them feel be...

March 31, 2020

Healthcare workers and first responders experience unique challenges during episodes of disease outbreak and pandemic. Long shifts, infrequent breaks, societal pressure, new policies and procedures, decreased socialization, increased stigma, and fear of becoming ill, can all have an impact on one's ability to cope. These challenges can increase stress and anxiety. Here are a number of considerations that can support the mental health and well-being of healthcare providers and first responders....

March 31, 2020

Le personnel de la santé et les premiers(ères) intervenants(es) font face à des défis particuliers durant les périodes d’éclosion d’une maladie ou de pandémie. Les longues heures de travail, les rares pauses, la pression sociétale, les nouvelles politiques et procédures, le manque de socialisation, l’augmentation de la stigmatisation, et la peur de tomber malade, sont tous des facteurs qui peuvent avoir un impact sur la capacité d’une personne à faire face à la situation. Ces défis peuvent faire...

March 20, 2020

Resources for Healthcare Leadership 

Healthcare workers and first responders experience unique challenges during episodes of disease outbreak and pandemic. Long shifts, infrequent breaks, societal pressure, new policies and procedures, decreased socialization, and fear of becoming ill, can all have an impact on one's ability to cope. These challenges can increase stress and anxiety if employees and leaders are not mindful of their mental health and well-being. 

Sustaining the Well-...

March 18, 2020

At FSEAP, our customers and our employees and affiliates are top priority. We are continuing to adjust our operations to protect and support you, your employees and our FSEAP team. In following the guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the provincial governments, we are temporarily closing our service offices to protect the health and safety of our employees and service recipients. We have moved to a telehealth model for service delivery--providing Employee and Family Assistance P...