Many of us are adjusting to changes in our work, uncertainty, and disruptions to our personal lives. As we navigate these unprecedented times, it is important to consider ways to support mental health and resilience.
What can managers and supervisors do to support faculty and staff wellbeing during COVID-19?
General mental health resources
As a supervisor, you play an important role in creating a positive and healthy work environment for your staff.
The resources below are from both UBC and external organizations, and they address some of the most common questions managers have about:
- Mental health education and information, including counselling and on-campus resources for staff and faculty
- Mental health issues in the workplace, including where to find coaching support
- Tips on creating a healthy work environment
- Access mental health training for your staff and faculty
- Access mental health training for managers
- Use UBC's mental health continuum:
- Counselling services for UBC staff and faculty
- Counselling services for student staff
- Responding to a staff or faculty member in distress
- Stay informed and up to date through the Healthy UBC Newsletter
Mental health issues in the workplace
The UBC Reach Out page contains both UBC and external mental health resources for all campus audiences.
- Coaching support for having difficult conversations or managing emotions in the workplace
- Support for mental-health-related issues within your department:
Creating a healthy work environment
We encourage you to contact us directly if you are seeking specific training to help you address mental health issues with your staff or faculty. Remember: You do not need to be an expert to help someone in need.