Updated: March 30, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
For more information and assistance:
- Call to speak with a counsellor 24/7 (all calls are completely confidential): 1-800-663-1142
- Learn about managing the personal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Understand the facts of the COVID-19 virus and how to take care of yourself & your family
- Log into Homewood Health resources: https://homeweb.ca/
10 Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety
For employees and students, it can be difficult to remain calm in a time with so much uncertainty and unpredictability. It is natural to feel scared, stressed, confused, and angry. If you are having a difficult time, remember that you are not alone. Here are some tips for how that you can help yourself cope with stress related to COVID-19.
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.
10 Tips for Managing Stress & Anxiety
- BC Centre for Disease Control
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- World Health Organization
- Travel & Tourism Canada
- COVID-19 Stigma Guide
- Advice on mass gatherings
- Ministry of Health BC COVID-19 symptom self-assessment tool
- For non-health related COVID-19 questions (e.g. supports, programs, etc), a new dedicated phone line has been set up at 1-888-COVID-19.