Georgian College and Waypoint Centre team up to provide mental health projects for health-care workers

Two projects getting funding from a $150 thousand grant

Georgian College and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health care have teamed up on a couple of initiatives to help health care workers.

They’re using $150 thousand in research grants provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada, with funds going toward two projects.

The first program will focus on health-care workers in the return-to-work period.

“Effects of Covid-19 on Health-care Providers: Opportunities for Education and Support or ‘ECHOES'” addresses how COVID-19 has unsettled daily life for everyone, especially health-care providers who already experience high stress, anxiety, and depression in their workplaces.

The second project is an online mindfulness training program for health-care professionals called “Mindfulness to Combat Health-care Worker Burnout during COVID-19.”
 
This project will evaluate the efficacy of online mindfulness for health-care workers and long-term maintenance effects.

Waypoint facilitators will deliver the curriculum, and it’s available to all health-care workers across the North Simcoe Muskoka area.