Health & Safety Moment - Anxiety
The American Phycological Association explains anxiety as an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure.
People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness, or a rapid heartbeat.
Anxiety is not the same as fear, but they are often used interchangeably. Anxiety is considered a future-oriented, long-acting response broadly focused on a diffuse threat, whereas fear is an appropriate, present-oriented, and short-lived response to a clearly identifiable and specific threat.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Please visit The Canadian Mental Health Association website for more information and toolkits for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Mental Health First Aid
The Health Safety and Wellness team is offering two Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) sessions available in October and will offer more class in January.
Click the above link to save your seat for the October session today!
Calendar this October
- 2nd – 8th: Mental illness awareness week
- 10th: World mental health day
- Global diversity month
Here are some of the services that our EAP provider offers:
· Short-Term Counselling
· Legal Advice
· Resources for Mental Health
· Fitness and Health Advice
· Perks and Savings
· Financial Health resources
· Family Relationships
Please log onto the TELUS Health website at: one.telushealth.com or call: 1-844-671-3327