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.