Fear, worry, stress, burnout, grief, trauma – these are some of the many words and experiences we understandably hear from CUPE members on the frontlines delivering public services during this deadly and worrisome pandemic that has now reached its one-year anniversary. With the additional stresses and risks posed by COVID-19, it is important to identify and address psychosocial hazards in the workplace. At the recently held virtual annual convention of CUPE Saskatchewan on March 11, 2021, Troy Winters, CUPE’s National Health & Safety Senior Officer, and Chalaine Senger with the Canadian Mental Health Association joined delegates by video conference to discuss the topic of mental health and resiliency during COVID.
Presentation slides shown at convention are now available as a resource for CUPE Local Unions and their members:
More health and safety resources for CUPE Local Unions are available at: www.cupe.ca/covid-19
- Listing of Saskatchewan Mental Health Supports and Resources
- HealthLine 811
- CUPE National Website: COVID and Occupational Mental Health
- Links for Mental Health Resources
- Health and safety: Preventing mental injuries
- What is mental health? What is mental illness?
- Talking to members about mental health
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