Sudbury: 09.16.20 *Virtual* Wiping Up The Mess of COVID (With Little To No Use of Toilet Paper)

Date and Time

Starts:09/16/2020 5:45 PM

Ends:09/16/2020 7:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1 Hour(s)





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Sudbury: 09.16.20 *Virtual* Wiping Up The Mess of COVID (With Little To No Use of Toilet Paper)

A View of Caring for your Mental and Physical Health upon returning to work after COVID.. Human Resource Professionals need support for dealing with the Mental Health aspects of their employees. Never will this be more important than during the return to work process after the COVID pandemic. The emotional and physical reactions of having experienced this life changing event that we all faced, will be varied, wide-ranging, and powerful. This course will enable the HR professional to have an understanding of the varied emotional reactions such as grief, post-traumatic stress disorder and recovering after a critical incident. Physical reactions are also explained, and ways to maintain good health upon returning to crowds are discussed. With this understanding there will be suggested ways in which to assist their staff and cope themselves with the reactions they will face upon a full fledged return to work. From anger towards others and how they handled (or didn’t handle) the crisis, to grief reactions that require assistance to overcome, as well as ways of debriefing after a critical incident, the HR professional will be better equipped to expect and handle each situation. Reminders of good physical health are also reviewed along with important rationale as to how and why to stay safe.

Learning Objectives: 

* Have some tools to identify and differentiate between poor performance and a possible mental health issue. 

* Know the best practices utilized to deal with an employee dealing with a mental health issue while still working towards a stay at work or return to work strategy.

* Understand their professional role and boundaries in dealing with an afflicted employee.


5:45 pm Welcome and Introductions

6:00 - 7:00 PM  Speaker Presentation 

7:00 PM   Adjournment.

Speaker bio(s)
 Kelly Alarie

Kelly Alarie

Kelly Alarie has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and has worked in the Occupational Health field since 1984. She has extensive experience in both the private and public sector organizations. She has worked for several large unions and in highly unionized environments. She remains active in her professional associations as a member of the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association, and was on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Occupational Health Nurses for the last 10 years. She remains a member in good standing with the College of Nurses. Presently Kelly works privately as a professional trainer and speaker for workplaces. Her specialty is mental health issues, harassment and bullying issues along with many other prevalent health & safety interests for the workplace. She has been speaking professionally for the last 12 years.