Webinars will focus on COVID-19 fatigue, mental health wellness

Published: January 22, 2021

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Employees who would like additional information on mental health wellness and how to deal with COVID-19 fatigue are encouraged to participate in two upcoming webinars. Auburn University Human Resources, or AUHR, will host the webinars via Zoom. There will be relevant information for all employees, as well as supervisors. The webinars are listed below.

• Thursday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m., “Managing COVID Fatigue”: Experts from American Behavioral, the university’s Employee Assistance Provider, will discuss the following topics:

o Signs to look for in employees/peers and how to help.

o Managing stress/resentment related to working under restrictions/conditions.

o Feelings of isolation and struggling with work/life balance.

o Personal experiences with COVID and signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

o Transitioning back to the workplace.

Click here to register for the Jan. 28 webinar.

• Thursday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m., “Working Toward Wellness: Supporting Mental Health in a Zoom World”: Experts from the Offices of Student Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Promotion and Wellness Services and Auburn University Psychological Services will provide strategies to help employees respond to their own mental health and wellbeing, particularly during the pandemic. This webinar will be similar to the one that the Biggio Center hosted for faculty in the fall. Panelists include:

o Nadia Bhuiyan, Director, Auburn University Psychological Services

o Doug Hankes, Director, Student Counseling and Psychological Sciences

o Eric Smith, Director, Health Promotion and Wellness

Click here to register for the Feb. 4 webinar.

Registration is limited. AUHR plans to make recordings available for those who are not able to attend. Email univhr@auburn.edu for more information.

Submitted by: Patrick Johnston