Frontline workers to discuss mental health during the pandemic
This invitation is from our friends at the BC Health Coalition.
It’s a crisis within a crisis. The workplace pressures of working through a global pandemic have seriously impacted the mental health of many front line workers and health care professionals.
Far too many workers cannot access the mental health supports they need. As a result, burnout, resignations and extended leaves of absence are hollowing out the workforce in essential sectors that are already understaffed.
In the first of a two-part panel series, the BC Health Coalition is bringing together a panel of frontline workers from health care, community social services, retail, and other sectors.
This important discussion about the looming worker mental health crisis will explore:
– Worker’s experiences of working on the frontlines during the pandemic
– Impacts on mental health and what adequate supports would look like
– Resources, strategies and campaigns already underway to support workers’ mental health
– How public mental health care coverage could improve the lives of all workers
WHAT: Panel discussion: Healthcare and frontline workers’ mental health in the pandemic
WHEN: October 21st, 12:00-1:30 pm PT
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform