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June BINGO Card: Wellness@Work Challenge

The Wellness@Work Programming Commmittee is challenging you to a new Wellness@Work BINGO game for the month of June. 

Participate in the Wellness@Work BINGO challenge throughout the month of June.  Check off any of the activities that you do and submit your BINGO sheet to wellnessatwork@uoguelph.ca at the end of the month. 

Everyone who participates will be entered into a draw for a prize!        

Good luck!       

Financial Stress

"Nearly 1/3 of Canadians spend about one hour each day worrying about their finances. Financial worries often top the list of people’s concerns, even more than thinking about their health. It may not be surprising given the world we live in today."

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Postpartum Depression

"In a review of forty-eight papers from eight longitudinal studies focusing on women's social and emotional health in the first year after birth, postpartum depression (PPD) was found to be a severe condition that potentially affects ten to twenty percent of women worldwide."

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Wellness@Work BINGO Card? MAY as well!

May is here and the Wellness@Work Programming Commmittee is challenging you to a new Wellness@Work Bingo game.

Participate in the Wellness@Work BINGO challenge throughout the month of May.  Check off any of the activities that you do and submit your BINGO sheet to wellnessatwork@uoguelph.ca at the end of the month. 

Everyone who participates will be entered into a draw for a prize!        

Good luck!       

Homewood Health EFAP Resources

Navigating these uncertain times with the COVID-19 virus may cause you to experience feelings of anxiety, loneliness or stress.  Wellness@Work offers deep 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.

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.

March 2020 Wellness@Work Calendar

View the full March Wellness@Work calendar with hyperlinks to activities below.

Featured events for March include:

Nominate a Colleague for an Exemplary Staff Award

Do you know someone who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence and has exceeded the expectations of their normal employment responsibilities? Nominate that staff member for a 2020 President’s Award for Exemplary Staff Service. Employees selected receive $2,000* and are recognized during an annual community event. Teams share the cash prize.

Five award categories are available:

The Many Faces of Anxiety

"Anxiety, regardless of a person’s psychological or biological makeup, is highly common. Although it can be triggered by a specific event, such as a trauma or stressful situation, anxiety can also present as a consistent theme in a person’s life, creating challenges in daily activities or interactions."

Read the full article from Homewood Health.

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