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Wellness Friday: Supporting the Caregiver

Supporting the Caregiver  Many of us are caregivers for our elderly parents. The stress experienced by caregivers can have negative consequences on our physical and psychological well-being. This session will provide participants with support and resources to help them take care of their loved ones and, at the same time, sustain a healthy quality of life themselves. Register through Qualtrics!

U of G Canadian Blood Services Adoption Day. Donate Blood Today!

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Join the University of Guelph's Partners for Life (PFL) team as we work towards saving lives together and make an appointment to donate blood or plasma now! Visit the Wellness@Work website to learn how to join U of G's PFL team as we work towards our goal of 515 donations for 2022. 

Making Sense of Nutritional Supplements

Overwhelmed by all of the options in the supplement aisle? Wondering if there are supplements that might be helpful in managing your health? You are not alone!

Free Drop-In Recreational Skating - November 2022

Grab your skates and head down to the Gryphon Centre Arena for a recreational skate. Skating is a great way to take a break in the day. Hosted by Athletics & Recreation for staff and faculty to attend as part of Wellness @ Work. Helmets recommended. No skate rentals are available. Other Recreational Skating Events 

SafeTALK - Suicide Alertness Training - Nov 2022

Designed by Living Works, SafeTALK is a 3.5 hours alertness training and certification that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. This training includes understanding of the importance of suicide alertness, learning to identify ways people invite help, and how to connect those who need help with resources when they are at risk.

Wellness Friday: Understanding Anxiety and Depression: Fall 2022

Mental health problems are an increasing concern in workplaces. Participants will gain an understanding of two of the most common mental health concerns, anxiety and depression. This session will provide strategies for regulating one’s emotions and tips for supporting others who may be experiencing difficulties. Facilitator: Homewood Health Register through qualtrics

Pause and Create: Draw Van Gogh’s Famous Sunflowers with Oil Pastels

Learn how to create a “painting” using oil pastels. This fun and versatile medium creates an effect similar to oil paintings, without all the mess or fuss. Students will create a painting inspired by Van Gogh’s famous sunflowers.

Grief in the Workplace

Grief in the Workplace will help participants gain a better understanding of how grief shows up at work. We will discuss the facts and myths around grief and will also provide practical tips and techniques on how to support yourself and others in the workplace. From this session you will:

Campus Food Market

  What is the Campus Food Market?  Held every Thursday afternoon, the market is open to everyone in the University of Guelph community. Since launching a pilot in March 2022, the market has proven a hit, with customers lining up early with reusable bags to shop for fresh produce right on campus. 

Get to know your campus Athletic Facilities!

Looking to start a new fitness or wellness journey? Did you know that all staff/faculty on campus have access to a subsidized rate to use the on-campus facilities? Join us on a tour of what programming/services and equipment is available to our staff/faculty members and why the Athletic facilities might just be the best fit for you! Attendees of this tour will receive a free day pass for recreation in the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre, including access to the Fitness Centre and / or a fitness class, to use at their convenience!

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