Homewood Health Newsletters

2017 Newsletters and Info Kits

 

From Kids to Retirement
n this edition, we examine the challenges families face in various stages of life and how to overcome them.

How taking care of your finances can reduce your stress level
This newsletter provides information on different methods to improve your finances in support your mental health. 

Mindfulness: Meditation and Everyday Practice
This newsletter provides information on the benefits of meditation, and how to begin practicing mindfulness meditation.  

Understanding Depression
This newsletter provides information on the difference between sadness and depression, signs of depression, and ways to manage depressive symptoms. 

How to Guide Employees through Change
In this issue we will examine how to implement and support employees through various forms of organisational change, including downsizing, new culture, ownership, and technology. 

The Importance of Sleep
In this edition, we examine the impacts of lack of sleep on your physical and mental well-being and steps you can take to improve your sleep quality.

The Sobering Facts about Addiction 
This newsletter provides information on what addiction is and what are some consequences people with addiction could face. 

Uncovering the Faces of Anxiety
This newsletter provides information on how anxiety disorders manifest, what the different anxiety disorders are and how to manage their symptoms.

Resilience through Chronic Physical Conditions 
Mental and physical health are fundamentally linked. So it’s only natural that a cycle of illness may predispose someone to feelings or disorders contrary to their emotional well-being. But what happens when someone’s illness does not have a firm beginning, middle and end? What if the disorder or disease is one that never really goes away? If the condition is permanent and chronic, the implications are enormous.

Transgender: Where to Find and How to Give Support
Navigating and making gender-related changes is a journey that takes courage. In support of transgender persons or individuals considering gender transition, this edition of Vitality will serve as a resource for managers at all levels, identifying sources of information as well as how to best support transgender employees. 

Six Steps to Reducing Work Stress - provides exercises and strategies that can be adopted to reduce work related stress.

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Supporting Successful Return to Work, focuses on tips and tools employers can use to support staff who are looking to return to work after going through treatment or taking time off work for addiction or mental health issues. 

The Dangers of Social Media on your Mental Health, focuses on how to identify if social media is impacting your mental health, and what steps you can take to lower the social medias effect on your mental health. 

Health Report on Linking Exercise and Nutrition to a Healthy Mind. This edition will provide information on how exercise and certain nutritious foods can improve an individual’s mental health. 

Mental Health of Teens and Youth. This newsletter provides information on how to support today’s youth and the mental health challenges they face.  

Reducing Mental Health Stigma. In this edition, we examine common myths and the steps you can take to dispel the fabrications associated with mental health disorders. 

 

2016 Information and Newsletters

DECEMBER

Reducing Holiday Stress, focuses on ways you can enjoy the holidays without getting lost in the hustle and bustle.

Holiday Health Kit – Winter is Coming - A guide to focus on health, wellness and embracing the season!The themed edition for the holiday season focuses upon; Financial Health, Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder,Seasonal Events, and Resolutions.

NOVEMBER

When Habits Become Addictionsfocuses on the importance of distinguishing between good and bad behavioural patterns in order to avoid negative consequences. 

Vitality newsletter entitled Recognizing the Signs

OCTOBER

Mental Illness at Work, focuses on simple exercises that you can do in the workplace to relieve stress, relax, and refocus. Take a moment and breathe.

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month! ‘Creating a Healthier Workplace’, The weekly themes for this year focus on; Healthy Lifestyles, Mental Health Awareness, Eating and Staying Well, and Volunteerism and Corporate Social Responsibility. 

AUGUST

Disability Prevention Tips at Work, focuses on simple ways that you can use to look after your well-being at work and prevent discomfort and injury. 

SELF-CARE STARTER KIT

In this Self-Care Starter Kit, we describe why self-care matters, why it’s important to take time to look after yourself, and how you can build a self-care plan to improve your quality of life.

JULY

Taking Care of Yourself, focuses on the signs and symptoms of burnout and offers tips to evaluate your situation in order to prevent burnout from taking place. 

Vitality Newsletter V3 2016 - Mental Health 

JUNE

Managing Workplace Change, focuses on understanding and coping with changes in the workplace and how best to manage reactions and get to a place of acceptance. 

MAY

Maintaining Mental Health, focuses on the importance of self-care and offers tips to help you stay mentally and emotionally balanced.

May Vitality Magazine - Coping with Workplace Change

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
In the attached Mental Health Kit, we explore a variety of topics to get you thinking about your mental fitness and help you understand some of the characteristics that make up good mental health.

APRIL

Managing Workplace Conflict, focuses on the importance of acknowledging and respecting differences and offers tips to prevent conflict and maintain a happier work environment. 

MARCH

Asking for Help, focuses on the importance of getting the help you need and examines how professional counselling can really make a positive difference. 

March is Nutrition Month! 
This kit will inspire you with ideas to make small changes and strategies to help make those changes stick.

FEBRUARY

Eating Healthier, focuses on simple ways to improve our overall health with healthy food choices.

JANUARY

Talking about Mental Health, focuses on the warning signs of mental health issues and how best to support someone dealing with a mental health concern. Let’s get talking! 

January 2016 Vitality Newsletter - Health and Wellness at Work

 

 

2015 Information

2015 Healthy Holiday Kit

The holiday season is a joyous time of year, but sometimes all the hustle and bustle can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to find the time to get everything done. We hope that the following Healthy Holiday Kit will help you with your seasonal goals, while at the same time providing you with easy ways to b-r-e-a-t-h-e. 

Please find a Healthy Holiday Kit attached, to share with your team — compliments of Homewood Health.

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month! 

Following this year’s themes, you will find tools and articles to assist you with making healthy choices at home and at work, help you foster positive working relationships with your colleagues, assess and create a more comfortable work environment, provide you with tips on how to bust myths about mental illness, and fun ways you can give back to your community. Get the Toolkit here.

Mental Health Week - May 4th to May 10th

Mental Health Week is May 4th to 10th! As part of your Assistance Program, we are excited to attach a Mental Health Package – compliments of Homewood HealthTM!  The package  contains articles that: present some warning signs and symptoms associated with mental illness, and discuss body image challenges and learning to love how we look.

 

2015 Life Lines Newsletter

December Life Lines Newsletter - "Managing Expectations." This month’s Life Lines is about how to reduce your holiday stress, and actually enjoy the season!

November Life Lines Newsletter - "Adapting to Change." This month’s Life Lines is about how our lives are constantly changing, and how to find ways to adapt.

October Life Lines Newsletter - "Loving What You Do". This month’s Life Lines is about taking pride in your work and wanting to be the very best you can be.

September Life Lines Newsletter - entitled "Finding the Silver Lining." This month’s Life Lines is about finding a positive meaning in every situation, even the stormiest.

August Life Lines Newsletter - Homewood HealthTM EFAP is pleased to be sending you the next issue of our Life Lines newsletter entitled "Building Your Resilience." This month’s Life Lines is about how our lives are filled with great highs and great lows, and how we can deal with adversity and carry on with our lives. 

July Life Lines Newsletter - Homewood HealthTM EFAP is pleased to be sending you the next issue of our Life Lines newsletter entitled "The Impact of Money on Your Mind." This month’s Life Lines provides people with tips and information on how to deal with financial stress.

June Life Lines Newsletter - Homewood HealthTM EFAP is pleased to be sending you the next issue of our Life Lines newsletter entitled "Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress." As the title suggests, this month’s Life Lines informs readers about stress and how important it is to find healthy ways to cope.

May Life Lines Newsletter - Homewood HealthTM EFAP is pleased to be sending you the next issue of our Life Lines newsletter entitled "Mental Illness and Extending your Hand". As the title suggests, this month’s Life Lines informs readers about mental illness and how to help support family and friends who have been diagnosed with a mental illness.

April Life Lines Newsletter - Homewood HealthTM EFAP is pleased to be sending you the next issue of our Life Lines newsletter entitled "The Benefits of Giving Back." As the title suggests, this month’s Life Lines provides people with information on how giving back can positively impact your health and ultimately, your life. 

March Life Lines Newsletter - Homewood HealthTM EFAP is pleased to be sending you the next issue of our Life Lines newsletter entitled "Exercise and Eating Right." As the title suggests, this month’s Life Lines provides people with tips and information on how to eat properly and get the exercise your body needs, all while balancing a busy schedule.

 

Vitality Newsletter

July Vitality Newsletter - Gender Inequality at Work

May Vitality Newsletter - Recognizing and Preventing Burnout

 

 

 

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