COVID-19 lockdowns have contributed to an increase in domestic violence. When home is not a safe place, people can feel helpless as they struggle to cope with trauma from various forms of abuse, including physical, verbal and sexual. The stress can affect the person’s daily life and how they function at work. The information and resources available in this toolkit are intended to provide support for employees and their families.
Most people at some point in time experience some stress and anxiety. In some cases, people can also experience depression, a common mood disorder that can affect a person’s daily life. When stress, anxiety and/or depression interfere with day-to-day life and activities, it is important to know what resources are available for you and your family to get the support needed.
You should never tolerate aggressive behaviour from customers or anyone else – including violence, harassment, threats, intimidation, inappropriate language and bullying. It’s important to know what to do and what resources are available if you ever encounter an aggressive individual while in the workplace.
Homewood Health has produced a series of factsheets for employees and team leaders to help answer questions and concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Our closest relationships can be so rewarding – but nurturing them takes time and effort, and recovering after a rough patch can be challenging. From better communication to getting the spark back to resolving conflict, Relationship Solutions will help you take a proactive approach to your relationships. Coaching and a Relationship Solutions resource kit are included in this service.
A traumatic event is any situation that causes a person to experience strong emotional reactions. Suffering after experiencing a traumatic event can be cause for concern. Trauma can cause severe anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks, and uncontrollable thoughts. Left untreated, symptoms can worsen, leaving an individual unable to cope with everyday life. Fast access to expert mental health services is the key to recovering.
Grieving can be overwhelming and complex. This self-directed resource can help if you or a family member is struggling with grief or loss.
The death of a loved one, co-worker or friend can trigger shock and intense emotional reactions. It’s important to recognize these reactions so you can provide the best support to a grieving person.
Do you have a legal matter to sort out, or need help finding an affordable lawyer? Homewood Health’s Legal Advisory service provides you and your eligible family members easy and convenient access to experienced lawyers. From child custody to writing a will or learning your rights as a landlord or tenant, they can point you in the right direction on any number of legal matters.
Helping to care for an elderly or ill relative – nearby or at a distance – can be very challenging and a cause for concern about how well you’re coping. Coaching from a professional offers practical advice and can relieve the stress and strain on your work-life balance.
Shift work can interfere with the body’s natural wake-sleep pattern, and may place a strain on your health, well-being, family and social life. A Life Smart Coach can help you find solutions to your unique challenges – to help you stay healthy and safe and enjoying family, friends and your life and work.