Come Celebrate Wellness in May

The Month of May is devoted to learning about, talking about, and exploring ways to support our mental health and physical well-being. Whether you are working from home or in the office, we have been presented with many challenges and changes over the past couple of years. We all must foster and maintain good mental health (for ourselves and others) and physical health practices and ensure we have the skills and resources to cope with life's ups and downs.

Mental Health Week is May 2 – 8, 2022

CMHA Mental Health Week runs from May, 2 to 8, and the theme is empathy.

The Canadian Mental Health Association encourages everyone to #GetReal about how to help each other. Be there for each other when times are hard and be ready to listen. You don’t have to agree to understand, and you don’t have to fix it to help.

In addition to the Mental Health Week Toolkit created by CMHA, the Municipal Wellness Program has also created ideas to help you plan and promote Mental Health Week. We encourage employees to change their email signatures to show support. All the resources can be found here

Upcoming Events for Wellness in May

FREE Webinars Offerings

No One Left Behind: Exploring the looming mental health crisis by bridging the care and inclusion gap

May 5, 2022 @ 12:00 – 1:00pm

Given the current state of the world, the number of people struggling with various mental health challenges is staggering. The system of public services, employer services and health benefits can often feel confusing and fragmented, contributing to the lurking mental health crisis. As a result, people are left behind and feel alone, and at LifeWorks, we are committed to solving this problem. Please join us for an thought provoking event which will include a brief keynote address followed by a panel discussion. It’s time to reframe and transform discussions around mental health and the spectrum of care! Registration is done directly through LifeWorks. Click Here

Get to Know Your Benefit Plan

May 18th from 10:00 – 11:00 am

Medavie Blue Cross will be providing an overview of the tools and resources available to you as a plan member.  The discussion will include the mobile app/cardholder site, Blue Advantage program, My Good Health wellness platform, Connected Care value-added services, and optional benefits. Register here ⇒ 

**This session is geared towards individual NSFM benefit plan members.

Money Management: Do You Know Where Your Money Goes?

MAY 25, 2022 @ 10:00 – 11:00 am

In an age of preauthorized checking, automatic withdrawals, and automatic monthly credit card charges, it is easy to forget all the financial commitments we have made. This session will help you to understand the importance of managing your money and spending it wisely and provide you with some basic money management concepts and techniques that can be implemented immediately.

Register here ⇒