Part of the OHCOW 2022 OCC-COVID Webinar Series
April 5, 2022
1:00-3:00 PM EST
After two years of the pandemic we acknowledge the terrible toll felt by frontline workers everywhere.
Recognition is needed to find solutions.
Covid has become both an acute and chronic stressor that is severely impacting health and continues to disrupt our day-to-day lives. It is compounding existing societal issues around inequity, and has created new challenges for many. Its effect on mental health deserves more attention, especially with respect to frontline and other vulnerable workers.
This session will highlight the current evidence around the effects of COVID on mental health, with shared experience from the front lines, including education and nursing voices.
The panel will wrap-up discussing how workplaces can adapt to mitigate or minimize the mental health strain on their workers.
SESSIONS / SPEAKERS:
What the Evidence Suggests is Occuring for the Impact of COVID on Mental Health
Tyler Black, MD, an Emergency Psychiatrist and suicidologist who focuses on child & adolescent mental health. He is also an in-demand speaker on mental health and the latest psychiatric science.
Educators' Experiences During the Pandemic:
Impacts of Psychosocial Hazards and Exercising Their Rights
Tracie Edward, Hon.B.Sc., B.Ed., the Health and Safety Coordinator at the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. She is also a Board Member for OHCOW.
COVID-19 and Societal Inequities:
A Look at the Impact on the Mental Health of Healthworkers
Birgit Umaigba, ICU RN and Clinical Practice Instructor at Centennial College.
NOTE: Post-event, the links above can be used to access the resources (recordings, slides, etc.) from each session.