Wellness During COVID

The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the lives and livelihood of many Canadians. Employees/members live in limbo, not knowing when all these would end and if they can make it through. Many work under heavy restrictions and/or in isolation, having minimal and shallow interactions with their colleagues. Over time and with no end in sight, many start to feel trapped, helpless, anxious, fearful, and/or depressed. This in turn negatively affect employees’/members’ mental health, productivity, and relationships both at home and at work.

Throughout the pandemic, key areas in which organizations and their employees/members often seek help are:

  • Dealing with stress, anxiety, and fear brought on by various aspects of the pandemic.
  • Coping with long term physical and/or psychological effects of Covid infection.
  • Reducing isolation for employees who work from home and dealing with the psychological effects of working in isolation.
  • Managing employee performance and productivity in a virtual work setting.
  • Managing hybrid work groups and hybrid work model.
  • Job loss and career transition.

Through the following services, Insight’s therapists and workplace wellness specialists can help your employees/members to build their mental resiliency, coping skills, and self-care strategies needed to stay adaptable, well, and productive during the pandemic.

Employee Mental Health & Work Stress Scan

If you would like to first determine the collective mental health and work stress condition of your employees/members before taking any further actions, your employees/members can complete our comprehensive online 11-area mental health and work stress scan called MyPsychPulse. Gaining a more detailed understanding of the collective mental health needs among your employees will help you to apply targeted strategies and solutions that would effectively address the specific risks and concerns identified.

For more details on MyPsychPulse, please click HERE.

Pandemic PH&S Training and Coaching

For employees at all levels, group learning and support sessions would cover:

  • Recognizing and addressing signs and symptoms of psychological strain during pandemic,
  • Self-care strategies and actions to manage stress, keep anxiety in check, battle isolation, and build mental resiliency during the pandemic,
  • Dealing with potential escalation of alcohol/substance use, compulsive behaviours, and relationship difficulties, and
  • Supporting others who are experiencing difficulties.

More specific areas that can be added include:

    • Dealing with grief and loss due to and during pandemic.
    • Coping with long term physical and/or psychological effects of Covid infection.
    • Returning to work after an extended Covid-affected leave.
    • Job loss and career transition.

For leaders in the workplace, group training and individual coaching sessions would cover:

  • Understanding the psychological effects of the pandemic and helping employees stay mentally resilient during the pandemic,
  • Recognizing and supporting employees who are experiencing psychological strain, alcohol and substance dependency as well as grief and loss during the pandemic,
  • Monitoring and dealing with issues of workplace conflicts, harassment, bullying, violence and overall psychological safety during the pandemic,
  • Helping employees to return to work after an extended Covid-affected leave, and
  • Management self-care strategies and actions to manage stress, keep anxiety in check, battle isolation, and build mental resiliency during the pandemic.

More specific areas that can be added include:

    • Reducing isolation and actively engaging employees who work from home.
    • Managing employee performance and productivity in a virtual work setting.
    • Managing hybrid work groups and hybrid work model.

Specialized Counselling/Therapy

Throughout the pandemic, many employees/members may experience a combination or all of the following:

  • High stress, anxiety, and fear due to not knowing when all these would end and if they can make it through,
  • Severe isolation and loneliness due to working away from others and facing pandemic-related social restrictions,
  • Increase usage of alcohol, substances, porn, online gaming, gambling and/or manifestation of other compulsive behaviours,
  • Increase risk and/or exposure to domestic conflicts, abuse, and violence,
  • Grief for the loss of job, loved ones, and/or life as they had known before the pandemic,
  • Serious long term physical and/or psychological effects of Covid infection,
  • Trauma and depression over time and with no end in sight, and/or
  • Other physical or psychological difficulties.

Having cared for a very large number of clients with specific issues above throughout the pandemic, Insight’s diverse team of therapists would certainly have direct and significant experience to help your employees/members through these challenges. Our team of over 40 inhouse therapists have a broad range of expertise including but not limited to stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, grief and loss, substance issues, and relationship issues.

Cognitive Impairment Rehabilitation

If cognitive impairment is one of the effects suffered by an employee/member due to Covid infection, they may see a noticeable deterioration in their concentration and attention, memory, learning and retention, self-regulation, speech and language, information processing speed, reasoning, planning, and/or problem-solving speed or ability.

Using state-of-art perceptual-cognitive equipment and tools, we can help your employee/member to assess, re-train and re-build, as much as possible, their cognitive and functional abilities and to gain new skills to compensate for what was lost. We will also help them to deal with the psychological and relational impact of their impairment.

For more details on our Cognitive Rehabilitation program, please click HERE.

Case Consult/Management – Psychological & Substance Cases

Insight offers case consult or case management support to managers who have been tasked with monitoring and managing employee/member cases involving psychological strain or substance use during the pandemic. The degree of case management support needed by each manager may be different depending on their experience in managing such cases.

For more details on our Psychological & Substance Case Consult service, please click HERE.

Job Loss & Career Transition Support

Due to having to cope with all the stressors that come with the pandemic, a job loss during the pandemic can be especially devastating for an employee/member. Their adjustment becomes even more difficult when they feel loss, have not future prospects, and/or not sure how to move forward. Being in such a state for a period of time will likely increase one’s sense of anxiety, depression, anger, and overall despair.

For your employees/members who may be losing their job, offering an outplacement service that includes vocational/aptitude assessment, transition counselling, and career/job change preparation can help to ease the psychological impact of their job loss as well as help them to transition quicker and more successfully into their new situation.

For more details on how our therapists and job transition specialists can help your employees/members, please click HERE.

Contact Insight Psychological today to learn more.

Dr. Ivan Murray

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Dr. Hendriatta Wong

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Bob Stenhouse

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Shirley Leonard

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Roy Langer

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Shaheel Hooda

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Lisa Standeven

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At this time, Insight Psychological does not have therapists who specialize in this specific area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you! Please contact us to talk with our Intake Personnel to find a therapist that is a good fit for you and your unique circumstances.