Stay in contact with your colleagues and supervisors. During remote work, team collaboration and communication can become disconnected, and it can help to consciously find ways to connect. Reach out to others, and encourage them to reach out to you. Look for opportunities to stay connected; share concerns and questions through a variety of communication channels. Have patience with yourself and others as you all adapt to the COVID-related changes.
Stay informed in a healthy way
Stay informed by accessing a few reliable sources of evidence-based information, but limit media consumption. For up-to-date, reliable information, go to Manitoba Health, the Public Health Agency of Canada, or the World Health Organization
Take care of yourself and encourage others to do the same
COVID-19 has created a challenging time for us all. Recognize that your feelings are a normal reaction to a very abnormal event. It is more important than ever to pay attention to your well-being. This should include engaging in self-care, prioritizing wellness and seeking support as needed.
To take care of yourself: Be active. Calm your mind by practicing mindfulness. Take your lunch break. Start and end your day by practicing gratitude. Practice self-care strategies and encourage colleagues to do the same. We suggest checking out The Working Mind Self-Care and Resilience Guide.
Check out the resources on the right side of the Occupational Health webpage and/or contact Judy Shields (email@example.com) for a virtual assessment.
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Adapted with permission from UBC Human Resources