Goodness knows that being a faculty member in a post secondary setting can be challenging- but nothing prepared us for the pivots and strain arising from the COVID 19 pandemic. Online learning/teaching and working from home has played havoc on the mental well being of many Canadians and post secondary educators are no different.
Have you heard of Mental Health First Aid? Some institutions are offering this to faculty while others are incorporating content like it in student services.
The pandemic has exacerbated mental health concerns for our students and grads too. When students go to clinical, they are met with staff who due to increased workload, lack of resources and personal protective equipment (PPE), staffing shortages are exhausted and this adds to the moral distress experienced by all.
What is your educational institution doing to support your mental health and that of students? Share resources with us and will post them on our educational resources page.