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Health & Safety Moment - Emotional Wellness

How you feel can affect your ability to carry out everyday activities, your relationships, and your overall mental health. How you react to your experiences and feelings can change over time. Emotional wellness is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times.

Emotional Wellness

6 strategies for improving your emotional health

Build resilience

Learning healthy ways to cope and how to draw from resources in your community can help you build resilience.

Reduce stress

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Stress can give you a rush of energy when it’s needed most. But if stress lasts a long time—a condition known as chronic stress—those “high-alert” changes become harmful rather than helpful. Learning healthy ways to cope with stress can also boost your resilience.

Get quality sleep

To fit in everything we want to do in our day, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep affects both mental and physical health. It’s vital to your well-being. When you’re tired, you can’t function at your best. Sleep helps you think more clearly, have quicker reflexes and focus better. Take steps to make sure you regularly get a good night’s sleep.

Strengthen social connections

Social connections might help protect health. Scientists are finding that our links to others can have powerful effects on our health—both emotionally and physically. Whether with family, friends, neighbors, or others, social connections can influence our biology and well-being.

Cope with loss

There is no right or wrong way to mourn. Learn healthy ways to help you through difficult times.

Be mindful

This ancient practice is about being completely aware of what’s happening in the present—of all that’s going on inside and all that’s happening around you.

To find more of the article from National Institutes of Health please visit the following link: https://www.nih.gov/health-information/emotional-wellness-toolkit

Calendar this September 

  • 10th: World suicide prevention day
  • 30th: Truth and reconciliation day

TELUS Health

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