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Tactics for Maintaining Mental Fitness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Notice:

July 28, 2020 Webinar “Flipping the Switch” will be the last webinar before a summer break, with a tentative return date of September 15, 2020.

About

This free weekly Mental Health Webinar Series (Tactics for Maintaining Mental Fitness During the COVID-19 Pandemic) has been created in partnership with the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA), Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA), Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and Howatt HR. These weekly discussions will examine the key behaviours organizations and individuals can do to maintain Mental Fitness during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Our panelists include Dr.Bill Howatt and Jesse Adams of Howatt HR.  Each webinar will be hosted weekly at the same day and time, and provide a 15 minute overview of a key micro-skill that you can do to support charging your mental health battery. After the 15-minute micro-skill review, there will be a 10-15 min Q and A for you to ask your own mental fitness questions

View a Sample of Dr. Bill Howatt’s Powerful Delivery Below

Andrea from Alberta

The speakers were really personable and I appreciated them sharing their personal life experiences. It sounds like they really understand the topic as they practice the techniques themselves.

Rosie from Ontario

This webinar gave some very great practical tips but also explained the reasons for using the strategies. I enjoyed the comfortable relational approach to presenting.

Kathy from Alberta

Your webinar was very timely. I caught myself on Sunday being very irritable (snippy, critical, harsh with my husband). I realized I was simply exhausted and gave myself permission to 'not work', have a nap, do some baking, go for a walk, chat with neighbors. Because I 'nipped it in the bud', I had a wonderful day and was rested, ready for Monday.

Margarita from Michigan

Everyone needs Dr. Bill Howett's research-based wisdom. Why not embrace his clearly-presented mindsets and little steps needed to achieve mental fitness. Here's to happiness, mindfulness, and mental fitness!

Tanya from Ontario

These sessions are amazing. Very few people think about the topics presented in these sessions on a regular basis, yet not giving these topics due treatment can result in directionless, pain filled lives. Thank you so very much for sharing!

Chee de Visser from BC

One of the best seminars I attended recently

Richard from BC

This is a very well run and organized webinar.  Timely information for oneself to deal with all that is going on and it respects time lines.  Plenty of information packed into a short window.  Thank you.

Emily from Alberta

This webinar series is teaching the right practical skills at the right time. One of the best series I've seen that is impactful for me as an individual and for organizations. Thank you team!

Sandra from Alberta

This series is one of the best resources available. Why? Because it delivers credible, fact based content in a personal and practical way. What is shared is relevant for me in my personal and professional lives. I particularly appreciate the micro approach - a narrow focus is easy to follow, actions are doable, and in a tight, 30 minute format. Excellent!

Kim from Alberta

These weekly webinars are packed with information needed to survive this pandemic. Thank you to everyone involved in scheduling them!

Christine from Alberta

I really look forward to these webinars each week! There are many valuable tools provided to help me manage through challenges I am faced with both professionally and personally.

Lyn from Alberta

I just finished my 6th week working at home at these webinars have given me a positive outlook.

Stacey from Ontario

I have attended your presentations and I think they are very good.

Rosie from Ontario

I just have to say thanks again for inviting me to these webinars. Today was the best yet and they were all very good!

Sonja from Alberta

Absolutely amazing webinars - a wealth of information in plain language, great ideas to apply personally and in the workplace - thank you!

Previous Webinars

July 28 Webinar - Flipping the Switch

Presenter – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Flipping the Switch

Additional Resources

Presentation : Download the Presentation

July 21 Webinar - Journaling

Presenter – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Journaling

Additional Resources

Presentation : Download the Presentation

July 14 Webinar - Progressive Relaxation

Presenter – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Progressive Relaxation

Additional Resources

Presentation : Download the Presentation

July 7 Webinar - Fueling Up With Nutrition

Presenter – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Fueling Up With Nutrition

Additional Resources

Presentation : Download the Presentation

June 30 Webinar - Prioritizing Sleep

Presenter – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Prioritizing Sleep

Additional Resources

Presentation : Download the Presentation

June 23 Webinar - Anchoring Your Why

Presenter – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Anchoring Your Why

Additional Resources

Presentation : Download the Presentation

June 16 Webinar - Mindful Hydration

Presenter – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Mindful Hydration

Additional Resources

Presentation : Download the Presentation

Article on Mindful Hydration: Link to Article

June 9 Webinar - Engaging in Our Environment

Presenter – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Engaging in Our Environment

Additional Resources

Presentation : Download the Presentation

June 2 Webinar - Insulating for Irritability

Presenter – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Insulating for Irritability

 

Additional Resources

Presentation : Download the Presentation

May 26 Webinar - Suicide Ideation

Presenter – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Suicide Ideation

Additional Resources

Presentation : Download the Presentation

Working with Your Thoughts Poster : Download

Micro-skills for you to help shift your thoughts when experiencing suicidal ideation.

Suicide Quick Screen : Link 

Talking about suicide doesn’t make it worse. It’s an effective way to find a pathway to help and better alternatives. Use this quick survey to help move past suicidal thinking.

Article for Support in the Workplace : Globe and Mail Article

Crisis Services Canada: Link

May 19 Webinar - Feeling Overwhelmed with the New Norm

Presenter – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Feeling Overwhelmed with the New Norm

 

Additional Resources

Presentation :

Download the Presentation

Micro-skills for Finding Calm in our “New Normal” :

Download the Micro-skills Document

May 13 Webinar - Work 2.0 Reboot

Presenter – Dr. Bill Howatt

Topic – Supporting Psychological Health and Safety

 

May 12 Webinar - Supporting Others

Presenters – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Supporting Others

 

Additional Resources

Presentation:

Download the Presentation

Mental Fitness Plan Template:

Download the Mental Fitness Plan Template

Meditation Resources :
App: Insight Timer
Website/Instagram: Lifestyle Meditation
Instagram: @frequencymind

Article on Compassion Fatigue :
https://www.ceohsnetwork.ca/blog/psychological-safety/compassion-fatigue/

Compassion Fatigue Risk Quick Survey :
https://www.howatthronline.com/quicksurveys/compassionfatigueintro.a5w

May 5 Webinar - Coping with Grief and Loss

Presenters – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Coping with Grief and Loss

 

Additional Resources

Presentation :

Download the Presentation

Howatt HR Addictive Disorders Screen (ADS-10) :

The Addictive Disorders Screen-10 (ADS-10) is a screening tool for predicting potential risk in 10 different addictive disorders.

https://www.howatthronline.com/quicksurveys/adsintro.a5w

Howatt HR Grief Aid Tool : 

The stages of grief are similar to those of death, divorce, break-ups, and recovering from addictive disorders. The purpose of this tool is to facilitate awareness of where you are today in the grieving process.

https://www.howatthronline.com/quicksurveys/griefintro.a5w

 

Talent Canada Article : 

Don’t let unhealthy coping lead to a substance use disorder.

https://www.talentcanada.ca/dont-let-unhealthy-coping-lead-to-a-substance-use-disorder/

April 28 Webinar - Social Contagion

Presenters – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Social Contagion

 

Additional Resources

Presentation:

Download the Presentation

April 21 Webinar - Insulating for Anxiety

Presenters – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Insulating for Anxiety

 

Additional Resources

Presentation:

Download the Presentation

April 14 Webinar - Understanding Stress

Presenters – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Understanding Stress

 

Additional Resources

Presentation:

Download the Presentation

April 7 Webinar - Creating Social Connection

Presenters – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Creating Social Connection

 

Additional Resources

Presentation:

Download the Presentation

Article: 

The differences between isolation and loneliness at work

Download the Article

Mar 31 Webinar - Gratitude

Presenters – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Gratitude

 

Additional Resources

Presentation:

Download the Presentation

Journal:

A 45-day Program to Create a New Beginning

Download the Journal

Mar 24 Webinar - Tactics for Maintaining Mental Fitness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presenters – Dr. Bill Howatt, Jesse Adams

Topic – Tactics for Maintaining Mental Fitness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode 1 of our recurring weekly Webinar focused on macro tactics for Maintaining Mental Fitness During the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as specific tactics related to Mental Health, Stress and Resilience Foundation

Additional Resources

Presentation:

Download the Presentation

Mental Fitness Index Promotional Poster:

Download the Poster

Howatt HR Mental Fitness Index (MFI) Assessment:

Access the Assessment

 

Additional Resources

What is the Mental Fitness Index?

A 20- to 25-minute assessment developed by Howatt HR to explore the employee experience in the workplace and the current perception on the degree to which individuals are thriving.

Access the Howatt HR Mental Fitness Index (MFI) Assessment – FREE

Where is my information collected?

The data will be collected by Howatt HR, so your responses will remain confidential, anonymous, and secure. Aggregate data will be collected for a research study that will be published along with research partners Workplace Safety & Prevention Services and the Conference Board of Canada.

Community Partners

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Daily Vlog

The CBOC hosts a daily Video Blog on a wide variety of Mental Health Topics 

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Weekly Blog

Click to visit WSPS Weekly blog on Psychological Safety

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