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Mental Health and Nutrition

Did you know that the human brain is sensitive to the food we eat? Nutrition plays an active role in mental health. The World Health Organization defines mental  health as a state of well-being and the ability to cope with life’s daily stresses. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association 20% of Canadians will experience a mental illness at some point in their life.

 

Take the Mental Health Meter

Do a quick check-in with your mental health using CMHA's mental health meter online tool.  Complete a short survey and receive a description of your results.

Visit the CMHA website to learn more: https://cmha.ca/mental-health-meter.

Note: This is not a scientific test. Information provided is not a substitute for professional advice. If you feel that you may need advice, please consult a qualified health care professional.

Mental Health 101 CAMH Course

CAMH has developed an online Mental Health 101 course that's freely available to anyone interested.  This educational tool helps to explain more about mental health and mental illness and provides tools to support yourself or others.

This is a helpful resources for:

  • people who are concerned about themselves
  • those who are concerned about family or friends 
  • those who encounter people with mental health problems through their work.

The self-directed course takes about 20 minutes to complete.

April 2019 Wellness@Work Calendar

The Wellness@Work Programming Committee has compiled the April calendar of wellness-related events and blog posts. Upcoming events include:

Creating a Healthy Workplace

"A healthy work environment and culture is crucial to the success of both the organization and its employees. A healthy workplace weighs the merits of a range of considerations including mental and emotional qualities as well as safe and nurturing environments for all employee types."

Read the full newsletter here.

Spring Cleaning Challenge

Looking for a bit of inspiration to get some spring cleaning done?  Participate in this April Spring Cleaning Challenge to help organize your home and work space. 

Use a check mark to indicate you have completed the activity each day of the month.

Submit your completed calendar with your name and email to wellnessatwork@uoguelph.ca or drop-off the hard copy in Human Resources with attention to Sarah Joosse.

Everyone who completes the tasks on the calendar will be entered into a draw for a prize!  Please send your completed calendars on April 30, 2019.

A Walk in the Park: Sculpture Park Activity Contest

Between April 8th - 29th, 2019 complete your Walk in the Park Sculpture Acitvity Sheet for a chance to win some great prizes from the Art Gallery of Guelph.  First place is a complimentary one-year family membership to the Art Gallery of Guelph! 

Take a walk through the sculpture park and identify the sculptures using the attached worksheet.

Submit your completed activity sheet by April 29th to wellnessatwork@uoguelph.ca or drop-off in Human Resources with attention to Sarah Joosse.

Spotlight on Workload Management: Manage Your Inbox

Is your unmanageable inbox causing you stress?  You’re not alone. A Carleton University study of knowledge workers found that email consumed a third of their job time.

Learning about tools to manage email is one way to help reduce this workload.  You might be surprised at what Outlook can do for you.

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