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Employee Resources

Work and mental health related tips and resources

Updated: July 9, 2020

Thank you to all Camosun employees for your extraordinary efforts and support as we work together to continue to deliver education and services to our students in these unprecedented times.

We have created this webpage to provide you with a quick guide to work and mental health related tips and resources.  If you have information you’d like to see added, please email:

NEW COVID Safety Training & Initial Self-Assessment – for Camosun Employees Maintaining a safe learning environment is both an individual and a shared responsibility.


Supporting Working Remotely:

Employees requested to submit office equipment forms

To support the physical distancing recommendations put forward by the Provincial Health Officer and the federal and provincial governments during the COVID-19 outbreak, Camosun implemented a temporary plan that enables employees to work remotely where possible.

Working remotely has its advantages, but it is a situation that many are not prepared for or accustomed to. A big part of working remotely is the creation of a safe, efficient and effective workspace to create an environment that promotes wellness and success.

Together, ITS and Facilities Services have created four online forms intended to assist with this.

We are asking each faculty and staff member to please submit the forms that are relevant to you.

View the forms.

CamHelps - Tips & resources to support your mental-health and wellbeing

In an effort to support the mental well-being of employees during the COVID-19 outbreak, Camosun’s Human Resources department, through the Healthy Together! Program, has created the CamHelps Newsletter.

The weekly newsletter provides suggested actions and resources to support you and your family as we experience this unprecedented event together.

Suggestions for additional CamHelps topics can be sent to

NEW Find a collection of all the resources mentioned in each CamHelps article is also available to help you quickly find information, resources, supports, and suggestions to care for your mental well-being.

For info about the CamHelps initiative, or other mental well-being resources, please contact

CamHelps Newsletter

C3: Camosun Community Connects

One of Camosun College’s strengths as an organization is the strong sense of community amongst employees.

C3: Camosun Community Connects is a collaborative initiative that invites the college community to create online events and experiences to keep our connections and community strong in our new working environment.

This cross-college initiative is co-led by Strategic Initiatives, Learning Services and Human Resources and will draw on the expertise and contributions of many different people and departments throughout the college.

Learn more.

CamHelps Newsletter

Homewood Health: Managing the personal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Homewood Health, Camosun College’s Employee and Family Assistance Provider, is available 24/7 to help faculty and staff with telephone-based counselling through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Homewood Health 24/7  - all calls are confidential:

  • Toll free: 1-800-663-1142
  • TTY: 1-888-384-1152

Learn more about the COVID-19 virus and how to take care of yourself and others:

Get support and valuable workplace-focused information about COVID-19:

Log into Homewood Health to access their article library, e-learning courses and i-Volve, an online self-paced program to identify and overcome anxiety and mild depression. Note: if you have not logged into HomeWeb before you will need to create an account. Instructions

Life Smart Services
Catalogue of Health Smart and Career Smart Coaching Services

Homewood Health

Additional COVID-19 Mental Well-being Resources

To help you navigate through the abundance of COVID-19-related resources, here are a few key sources to help you through this journey:

Remote Work Support

On March 19, to further enhance social distancing among employees and on campus, the college is implementing a plan for employees who can work remotely.

Departmental leaders and teams have been asked to use their professional judgement to introduce remote work capabilities where possible.

Remote working is a temporary measure and is in place until further notice.

For instructors: we're working closely with the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) to support guidance around remote instruction.

For employees: we'll continue to work with the college community on how we can support possible remote work as a response to COVID-19.

Need urgent support?

  • Vancouver Island Crisis Line 24/7
    Crisis intervention, information, resources


  • KUU-US Crisis Response Service 24/7
    Culturally-aware crisis support for indigenous people in B.C.


  • In the event of an emergency call 911

COVID-19 Safety Plan

The most current copy of the college’s COVID-19 Safety Plan is available here.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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