Taking care of yourself, one resource at a time

Taking care of yourself, one resource at a time

In recent years, the importance of psychological resources and mental health services has been highlighted. Since the Université de Montréal cares about the well-being of its community, it offers several activities, programs and workshops.

For staff, the fall program will cover a multitude of topics, ranging from workload to psychological distress. For students, workshops will address, among other things, positive psychology, managing emotional waves and romantic relationships.

A healthy mind in a healthy body

From October 31 to November 20, the first Udéfi will take place. Replacing the Pandéfi, it will allow UdeM employees to surpass themselves during various sports and recreational activities, to create links with colleagues and thus contribute to the physical and mental well-being of the community. Three weekly challenges will be launched for registered teams, in addition to the flagship challenge which will be spread over three weeks.

Possible solutions

On November 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., members of the support and administrative staff will be able to attend the “5 ways to support psychological distress” training. It will aim to make participants aware of the signs of distress resulting from work or studies and will present strategies to promote speedy recovery. An adapted version of this training will be offered to faculty on November 4 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Managers will in turn be better equipped to deal with various psychological disorders thanks to the training “Discover your real power in mental health prevention”. On November 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., they will discover how to recognize the warning signs of psychological distress so that they can take action if necessary. The November 17 training entitled “Psychological health at work, it is built daily” will also allow them to acquire these skills.

Recognize distress signals with a new podcast

The podcast We take care of ourselves was launched this fall. Led by professor Steve Geoffrion from the School of Psychoeducation, researcher Catherine Raymond and humorist PB Rivard, it presents different strategies to support a person showing signs of psychological distress.

Take the pulse of the situation

On November 24, staff are invited to attend the conference “Comment ça va à l’Université de Montréal?”, where the results of the Observatory’s longitudinal study on health and well-being at work will be revealed. , a study that began in 2019 at UdeM. The conference will be given by Alain Marchand, professor at the School of Industrial Relations.

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