COVID-19 Wellness Resources

Navigating these uncertain times with the COVID-19 virus may cause you to experience normal feelings of anxiety, loneliness or stress.  Wellness@Work offers compassion to you at this challenging time and hope that some of these resources help you cope with stress or anxiety you may be experiencing.

On this page, we have compiled a variety of online wellness-related resources and events to help you thrive while the world around us is rapidly responding to the global pandemic.

View a 2 minute video highlighting some of the COVID-19 wellness resources available to you or listen to a 20 minute PowerPoint summary that highlights supports.


Resource Spotlight

  • Photo of Dr. Joti Samra

    View a recording from psychological health and safety expert Dr. Joti Samra.  Learn to help yourself and others. Access additional resources provided by Dr. Samra and her team.

  • A quick example of High-Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) with Fitness Program Supervisor, Lynne Skilton-Hayes.

  • Have you been sitting at your desk for too long? Maybe working from home has you sitting on a hard chair or awkwardly set-up causing aches and pains. This quick 10-minute stretching routine will help!

  • U of G has many resources that can help our Gryphon family thrive during these unprecedented times. The links in this portal connect you to resources that can help make school life, work life and home life a bit easier during COVID-19.

  • Homewood Health has put together a toolkit with a consolidation of content, both directly and indirectly related to COVID-19. This package has valuable and informative materials with information to support you and your family. 

U of G's Response to COVID-19

View the latest information about U of G’s response to COVID-19 and check back regularly for updates.

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Access to counselling is available to U of G employees 24 hours per day, seven days per week through the University's EFAP provider, Homewood Employee Health toll-free at 1-800-663-1142.

Learn more about EFAP Programs available to you.

Online Wellness Resources

There are lots of resources and supports available to you at this challenging time.  We've curated a list of wellness resources for you:

Stay Connected

We want our U of G employees to stay connected and continue having discussions about their wellness at work. 

We've launched a "U of G Wellness@Work Community" Teams group for faculty and staff to join to share resources and ideas, pose questions and connect with one another.







Check out the Wellness@Work blog for additional tips on staying connected while physical distancing.