Healthy Members: Wellness Spotlight Series
CLICK TO WATCH: A personal message from Tracy Zambory, SUN President, on self-care & wellness
As registered nurses, we are experts on caring for others, but when it comes to taking care of our own mental health and well-being, our needs take a back seat.
As health care professionals we are already facing burnout, increased stress, and anxiety due to the increase in demand on the health care system and the acuity of patients. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, those demands and our personal stress levels and anxieties have increased exponentially.
Functioning under high levels of stress and anxiety has become normalized in today's society and health system. This culture can make it difficult to recognize our own stressors and/or anxiety triggers in our own lives - both professionally and personally - or remember how to manage our own stress, anxiety, or depression. The truth is - it is not right, it is not healthy, and it is time we lifted the stigma around mental health and took the time to address our own well-being.
A healthy membership is a strong membership - providing our members with the support, and compassion and access to information and resources they need to care for their own mental health and wellbeing is a top priority for SUN.
To support our members on their own wellness journey, SUN is launching our Wellness Spotlight Series - complete with resources, tips, tools, and suggestions for managing their mental health and wellbeing, on our website and monthly information sessions to assist members in coping with stress and anxiety.
Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. Everyone expresses stress from time to time. For immediate, short-term situations, stress can be beneficial to your health. It can help you cope with potentially serious situations. Yet if your stress response doesn’t stop firing, and these stress levels stay elevated far longer than is necessary for survival, it can take a toll on your health and can cause a variety of symptoms and affect your overall well-being - such as anxiety and depression. (Source: Healthline.com, "The Effects of Stress on Your Body")
Wellness Spotlight: Coping With Stress & Anxiety Information Session
DATE: Thursday, February 25 via Zoom
TIME: Two Sessions Available - 12:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Free of Charge
Presented by Ben Feere, a counselor with The Caring Place in Regina, this 60-minute member information session will look at ways to better understand our stress, what triggers our own anxieties, and practical strategies to assist individuals in managing their own stress and anxiety.
Listen, learn and heal in a safe space.