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COVID-19 Wellbeing Special: How to look after yourself and your team whilst working remotely - Shared screen with speaker view
Helen at Apolitical
06:45
Welcome, everyone! As you join, please feel free to introduce yourself in the chat :)
Helen at Apolitical
07:00
It would be great to know where you're dialling in from and where you work!
Belleau Natalie
18:55
Hi I'm Natalie from Ottawa Ontario. I am an Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Sharon Engdahl
19:09
Hi everyone. This is Sharon and I am very busy these days researching and writing a Rapid Response Plan for America's Broken Mental Health System. Hoping to release it within the week. Nice to meet you.
Jen
20:24
Hi, I'm Jen from the City of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada
Sharon Engdahl
20:36
I live in the State of Pennsylvania in the United States of America, near the Capitol of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg.
Cecilia
20:37
Hi! Cecilia, from London, UK. Working in Cabinet office as mental health lead for the civil service leadeershp development programme.
Kira Lemgau
20:38
Hi :) I am Kira, a behavioural researcher from the Courts and Tribunals Service in London
Linda
20:47
Hi, Linda. I am a Learning Specialist from Toronto.
Ottawa
20:53
Hi from Ottawa, Canada
Mary Margaret Powrie
20:57
Mary Margaret from Toronto
mariahesketh
21:00
Hi I’m Maria a Senior User Reseacher from Telford in England.
Kristina Marie J. Aguilar
21:04
Good day. Kristina here from the Philippines, working in the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Khatia Bukhrashvili
21:13
Hi everyone, I am Khatia from Georgia, an executive director of International Chamber of Commerce. your session is a blessing now :)
Nita Bhanot
21:14
Hi I'm Nita from UK
Cecilia
21:30
So exicitoin
Zara
21:41
Zara from UK (Lawyer in Government legal Department)
iPhone
21:44
Hello, Alex from South Africa
Benita Whyte
21:48
Also from Canada- Hamilton, Ontario :-)
Amy Oke
22:03
Good morning, I'm Amy from Ottawa working on CyberSecure Canada
Cecilia
22:10
Exciting to see many different ppl from around the world! :) The child in me feels happy
James Wells
22:17
Hey. James from the city of Portland Oregon
Sayed Ikram Afzali
22:19
Sayed from Afghanistan
Marcela
22:21
Hi, I´m from Chile, South america
Cynthia Ruas
22:32
CYnthia, Brazil
Jacqui Lashbrook
22:32
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
gina.reed
22:54
Gina from Canada (New Brunswick)
IacovoneMa
23:04
Margherita from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lesley Anderson
23:07
Lesley from Saskatchewan, Canada
Alana Pollock-Greenwood
23:18
From Dundas, Ontario
Tanya
23:26
Tanya Garcia from Ottawa, Canada :)
raquel
23:35
From West Hollywood, California, USA
Alice Phillips
23:43
Alice Phillips from Bristol, UK :)
Mala
24:07
Mala from Winnipeg, Canada :)
Nalini Pillay
24:11
Nalini from London
Jennifer Cottes
24:18
Jen from Winnipeg
Alison Adams
24:24
Alison from Bristol.
christine.werk
24:26
Christine from Edmonton, Canada
Plang Dayil
24:32
Plangsat from Nigeria
tola.ayoola
24:33
Hi Told from London
EScott
24:36
Emily from Winnipeg, Canada
tola.ayoola
24:43
Sorry Told from London
Taylor Hazan
24:43
Taylor from Charlotte, NC!
rob.acker
24:45
Rob from Edmonton, AB
Emma Sisk
24:47
Emma from London
Kimberley Hutchinson WAGE
24:49
Kim from Ottawa, Canada
Brika
24:49
Brika from Regina (Treaty 4)
megandreher
24:51
Megan from Washington, DC
Jess Romkey
24:53
Jess from Ottawa, Canada
Sam Cervantes
24:55
good morning from Vancouver, Canada
Kelly H
24:56
Kelly from Olympia, WA, USA
Maria Andrea Banay
24:58
Andrea from the Philippines
Stephanie.Whittle
24:59
Hello from Dubai
Harriet Ray
25:02
Harriet from London
smarsh
25:04
Shana from Kansas City, Missouri, USA
X948514
25:05
Hello everyone from Coventry, United Kingdom!!
Janet Buckley
25:07
Hi from Janet, Dublin, Ireland.
Jane Longchamps
25:13
Jane from Ottawa
Annerie
25:15
Annerie from South Africa. Hi everyone!
fazaric
25:17
Hello everyone from Carol in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gliadine
25:22
Gliadine from Winnipeg
Chantal
25:22
Hello from Winnipeg Canada!
Mohammad_issa
25:22
Hi. This is Mohammad. I am from Palestine.
Flora Ebechidi
25:32
Hello, Flora from London, UK
Dora Martinez
25:36
Dora Martínez - Oxford University
ROYLANCR
25:42
Hi from renee australia
Anita Seaton
25:43
Hello everyone from Anita Seaton UK
Penny Tainton
25:46
Hi - Penny from Cape Town, South Africa
Joanie
25:51
Good morning from Yukon, Canada
Sarah Smith
25:53
Sarah from Ottawa, Canada
Laura M
25:54
Laura, City of Guelph, Ontario (Canada)
darrellmorris
25:58
Hi from sunny Cumbria, UK
marissa
25:58
Hi- this is Marissa from Toronto, ON ( Canada)
Marie-Eve Briand
26:03
Hi! Marie-Eve Briand Parks Canada
Charlotte.Balding
26:06
Charlotte from Edmonton, AB Canada
Susan’s iPhone
26:07
hi sue from the uk
Lynne Eaton
26:23
Hello from Canada
Connie Popowe
27:11
Hi, Connie here in Winnpeg
AddesiJ
27:17
Hi I'm Josie and I am joining from Toronto.
Nada Ebeid
27:17
Hi Nada, from Ottawa, Canada
David C.
27:18
Hi everyone - David C. from Ontario Provincial Police.
Natasha Alleyne
27:21
Hi Natasha from UK
RhondaAlan MooreNeeff
27:26
Rhonda Moore, Institute on Governance, Ottawa, Canada
Sarojini’s iPhone
27:27
hi , this is sarojini from Singapore
Kolene
27:31
Hello from Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Carri Mitchener
27:31
Hi, Carri from Halifax
KeetchBl
27:33
Good morning, Blair from sunny Toronto - with Destination Ontario
LanthieM
27:35
Mireille from Gatineau, Qc, Canada
Johanna Schmidt
27:37
Hi there! This is Johanna from Connecticut, USA
paula.bourne
27:41
Paula from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Audrey Barclay
27:47
Hi, Audrey from Niagara Falls, ON
Elizabeth DeMeo/ South Carolina, USA
27:48
Elizabeth from South Carolina, USA
Renaud
27:48
Hi all - Renaud from Dublin, Ireland
Anne O’Neill
27:52
hi all, Anne from Ireland
Teghan Griffith
28:00
Teghan - Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Caitlin Bonell
28:04
Hello from Ottawa, Canada
Sue
28:18
Hello from Manchester England.
Monique
28:28
Hi, Monique from Ottawa
Andrea S.
28:28
Hello everyone - Andrea from Peru
RoyLi1
28:32
Hi all from Mississauga Ontario
Nadine
28:37
Hello from Luxembourg, I'm Nadine
evelynorourle@gmail.com
28:39
Hi, Evelyn from Ireland
Lyz Gilgunn
28:44
Hi from Victoria, Canada
Mary-Ellen Tessier
28:50
Hi Mary-Ellen from Oshawa, Ontario!
Ed Bowie
28:52
Hi from Ed in London, England.
Tyler
28:54
Hello from Nova Scotia Canada!
DBARKER1
28:56
Hello from Walsall, England
Jan Landess
28:57
Hi, from Paris, France.
katie.payne
29:12
Hello from Katie in Bournemouth, England
Helen at Apolitical
29:22
What has been the biggest adjustment or challenge for you when remote working?Communicating effectively with your team/colleaguesStaying motivated and positiveStruggling with new routines/lack of routineAdapting to new work environments and practical constraints around space/tech/childcare etc.Something else (please share in the chat!)
Linda.Middleton
29:25
Linda Middleton, Barrie Ontario Canada
Lorraine H.
29:28
Hi there! Lorraine here from Dublin, Ireland! Nice to meet y'all!
delores.springer
29:29
Hi Everyone, I’m Delores and I work in the Government Property Agency and I am a Mental Health First Aider in addition to me current workforce lead role
Anna Visser
30:05
childcare! Anna here from
Ilona Carletti
30:10
physical wellness and getting out for walks
Cecilia
30:10
Biggest challenge: practical (my neighbours are sooo loud!!)
Kira Lemgau
30:10
Mental health and not seeing anyone
David Elsley
30:15
motivation
Courtney Fischer
30:18
Hello from the Black Hills, SD in the US!
Laura Angeletti du Toit
30:18
Childcare
ian.barton@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
30:19
Probably the additional challenge of childcare
Khatia Bukhrashvili
30:19
Routine
Carri Mitchener
30:20
Staying motivated and positive, as well as lack of routine.
Jo
30:22
Staying motivated
Richard
30:22
Cabin fever
Alexandria Sacca
30:24
Homeschooling
Jacqui Lashbrook
30:25
Motivation -- some days!
Jo Cotter
30:26
Set up with a dining room chair and dining room table
Zara
30:26
Motivation
Vijay
30:26
Trust issues from Boss :)
Jess Romkey
30:27
adapting to new work environments and practical constraints around space/tech and childcare
Mansoor Mir
30:28
Something else: back to back meeting. Without a walk between meetings rooms there’s no psychological buffer between meetings
Janet Buckley
30:29
a new challenge we are facing is the return to the office where we have a hybrid work set-up, some in and some out
Natasha Alleyne
30:30
Communicating with my team and lack of routine
Connie Popowe
30:30
Not having VPN to stay connected to office emails
Shahina
30:30
technology, unstable connections
Benita Whyte
30:30
#s 2, 3 and4!!
Alana Pollock-Greenwood
30:32
ergonomics
Marie-Anne- Gatineau, Qc
30:34
staying focussed
Kimberly Haeck
30:34
Adapting to new work environment (ergonomic issues working from home)
katie.payne
30:35
Immediate communication to ask questions
Lorraine H.
30:36
Significant additional screen/video time
Mary-Ellen Tessier
30:36
motivated and positive - feeling cut off
Harriet Ray
30:38
I miss moving about
Kathryn
30:38
Adapting to new work environment and motivation
Courtney Fischer
30:38
Motivation!
Julie Harris
30:38
Focus has been less easy - muddled thinking
Ksenia
30:41
Managing an influx of new work requests and a change of organisational structures
Marcela
30:41
staying motivated
Dora Martinez
30:43
Keeping levels of productivity
John Murphy
30:45
Communicating effectively with your team/colleagues
bcook
30:46
Noisy DIY next door
MC to the B
30:50
I have been teleworking since june 2018, so for me its is the general stress level and change in timeliness of my collegues input which in turn affect my motivation
Caroline Jackson
30:52
influx of new work
stuart.potts
30:55
Sense of need to be constant on line
Natasha Alleyne
30:56
being alone, office banter
Barbara Slezak
30:58
Dealing with challenges with elderly parent showing signs of dementia
Monique
31:05
lack of structure, difficulty planning ongoing work
iPhone de Camila
31:08
dealing with the policial situation in Brazil
Jessica
31:09
Schedule adjustments for everyone
Niamh
31:14
Hi from
Helen at Apolitical
31:42
What are you most interested in learning about at today’s workshop?Tips and exercises for looking after your wellbeingHow to maintain routine whilst working remotely and stay motivated amidst uncertaintyHow to support colleagues from a distanceSomething else (please share in the chat!)
Connie Popowe
31:56
is this the same webinar that was offered on Apr 15?
Melissa Swartz
32:02
how to support colleagues from a distance
Carri Mitchener
32:04
Routine
Niamh
32:09
Dublin again. Biggest issue has been adjusting to tech and uncomfortable seating, and sharing space with housemates
ian.barton@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
32:09
How to maintain routine
Alison
32:14
Motivation in uncertainty.
katie.payne
32:15
Looking after one’s own well-being, especially mentally
Hannah Moorhouse
32:18
Support colleagues from a distance
Nalini Pillay
32:18
supporting colleagues from a distance
Cecilia
32:19
How to support colleagues
Caroline Jackson
32:20
how to support colleagues / team from a distance
iPad
32:20
all of the above
delores.springer
32:21
How to support colleagues from a distance
Laura Angeletti du Toit
32:21
Well-beng
Kira Lemgau
32:21
Mental health
Georgie Johnstone
32:21
How to support colleagues
Chelle
32:22
supporting colleagues with anxiety
Janet Jenkins
32:23
how to support from a distance
Sean Kenny
32:25
Supporting colleagues
Julie R
32:26
Helping colleagues and own
Richard
32:28
Routine
Connie Popowe
32:29
how to maintain routine and stay positive
Jacqui Lashbrook
32:31
how to support my team
Jenny
32:32
supporting colleagues
Vijay
32:35
How to bring co-workers(who are new to remote working) upto speed with the seasoned remote workers?
John Murphy
32:35
How to support colleagues from a distance
Khatia Bukhrashvili
32:35
Maintain a routine and stay motivated.
stuart young
32:38
supporting colleagues
David Elsley
32:39
manage and monitor remote team performance
Chiny ILonzo
32:39
support colleagues
Emma Bown
32:41
what to ask colleagues about how they are thinking and feeling
Jenn
32:43
New content to share with our organization on this.
Benita Whyte
32:45
Creating supports without overstepping
Cecilia
32:50
Also how to make sure difficult work issues / disagreements are not swept under carpet, as we feel we all "sgould" be supportive etc
Women Political Leaders (WPL)
33:00
Routine and supporting colleagues (working from different countries and time zones)
Lisa
33:09
how to stay motivated when not on the front lines - more behind the scenes so can't see the result of the work
Annick C.
33:23
building camraderie with colleagues working remotely.
DBARKER1
33:42
Switching from hard copy casework to electronic methods
Apolitical
34:40
Hi everyone, thanks for joining today, a friendly reminder to keep yourselves on mute to minimise background noise!
Lyz Gilgunn
36:02
Is there a slide deck?
Apolitical
36:27
No but we’ll be sharing the recording and some resources with everyone tomorrow in a follow up email :)
Shannon Plunkett
36:52
Wow that ressonates
Kira Lemgau
37:49
What about optimism for people who have already struggled with depression and anxiety before the lockdown?
Jeanne Capey
38:20
really resonates her too
Apolitical
38:40
Thanks for the question we’ll be passing those onto our speakers in the second half of the workshop, please keep them coming!
Janet Buckley
39:37
if anyone else tells me to bake I will explode... there is no time & the constant sourdough posts are stressing !
Janet Buckley
40:01
ditto with learning a language in 5 days... its pressure!
Barry Roeder
40:10
Thank you, Lucy. This is excellent!
Kathy Rawlings
40:45
Love the idea of a ‘micro lift’
Brika
40:52
Can you talk about the difference between cultivating joy and optimism and toxic positivity? We need to process grief too.
Cecilia
40:55
@Kira re: optimism if one suffers from depression. I am one of those :) If depression is reasonably well managed, I find I can stillbe optimistic, but a realistic sort of optimism that does not deny the challenges. Works for me :)
Roger
40:57
Yes, great concept
Lyz Gilgunn
40:57
Thank you!
jowiem
41:02
I hear you Janet!! I love baking so this works for me. Baking and gardening. I actually just came in from doing my garden and felt sooo good!!
Khatia Bukhrashvili
41:05
Lucy, thanks for amazing speach
Kristen Sones
41:08
Great! Very inspiring :)
tola.ayoola
41:10
Thank you
Jennifer Cottes
41:11
That was awesome. Simple explanation that makes so much sense
Laura Angeletti du Toit
41:12
Many thanks Lucy! I like the micro lifts!
Kim Tester
41:14
Excellent thank you
EKakam
41:21
THANKS
Alice Phillips
41:22
@janet I think the message about the little things we have achieved is important here, sometimes we can't do additional things!
Tanya
41:32
Thank you Lucy! Great tips! :)
Jenn
41:32
Micro-lifts! Great concept.
Dionne Semper
41:43
like the micro-lift suggestion
Siyasanga Tetyana
42:10
Yes to micro-lifts! Greetings from Cape Town!
Mary-Ellen Tessier
42:48
3 compliments and microlifts are sounding like the best from the previous section
Brika
43:39
Yes, honesty with self is important not just “thinking positive” although that’s important too.
Kira Lemgau
43:49
What about people who love offices? I never liked working from home - I never did it before.
Jane Longchamps
43:57
will there be a video of this afterwards
Kathy Rawlings
44:12
Yes there will be a video Jane!
Apolitical
44:14
Yes we’ll be sharing the recording with everyone tomorrow
Alexandria Sacca
44:38
Todd is good for anxiety too - making me smile!
Barry Roeder
44:39
Would it be possible to get a deck of these presentations, to share with colleagues? Thank you!
Cecilia
44:45
@Kira. I also never wfh before...and don't like it much.. but there are small positives
Dianela Avila
44:59
Hello everyone! Dianela From Washington, DC
Laura Angeletti du Toit
45:08
I love having my dogs around me during the day…..
Katy
45:09
Todd - can we see your dogs now?
Dianela Avila
45:10
I love my dogs in my office too
Regina Luna
45:21
Hey guys! This is Regina from Brazil.
Laura Angeletti du Toit
45:53
We cannot walk outside now….
Roger
45:56
Sitting here in Montreal, Canada. Federal public servant.
Richard
45:57
Pets have been a great way to make connections with colleagues. Animals zoom-bombing calls help lighten the mood
hayleystauffer
46:08
I love this outlook!
Laura Angeletti du Toit
46:08
I hate air conditioning at the office
ECarson
46:11
My anxiety right now is actually focused more on the anticipation of returning to work.
Jennifer Cottes
46:34
That was my situation…. I had a boss that didn’t respect that I was a single mom with a young child to care for….
Penny Tainton
46:43
Biggest challenge for me is the sense of just not knowing how long this is for, no deadlines, no certainty, not knowing what is happening tomorrow, next week, next month next year And holding the space of comfort and strength for elderly parents I cannot visit, and my children and grandchildren. Hit a wall of anxiety last night- definitely cyclical..
Ksenia
46:55
dinks! awesome
Jessica
46:57
How to address a manager who doesn't believe in telework and this is imposed on us all?
Jennifer Cottes
47:21
I am so grateful for my new bosses… and how they’ve been super supportive and again while this pandemic is going on. Love working from home
Emma Bown
47:25
let’s just remember here that most people have their own stuff going on, kids or no kids
Laura Angeletti du Toit
47:42
I love working from home too
Emma Bown
47:46
there is no way someone without kids can understand
Laura Angeletti du Toit
47:49
Many thanks Todd
Andrea S.
47:51
How can employers help to its empleoyees to manage this situation so it won't affect its productivity while they are working from home?
Roger
47:59
Like building two lists!
Emma Bown
48:00
and we need to just be compassionate
Kristen Sones
48:05
Great points! Thanks for sharing
Benita Whyte
48:08
Thank you! Tangible positivity
jowiem
48:16
I love the flexibility of working from home. Just not coping with balancing work with taking kids through school work. Durban, SA.
Dionne Semper
48:23
I'm lucky in that my department have been extremely supportive of us at this time and encouraged us to be kind to ourselves
Tanya
48:24
Thanks Todd! :)
Niamh
48:27
Emma, even if someone doesn't understand they can choose to empathise with situations
ShiG
48:29
This is George form Toronto
Kathy Rawlings
48:31
Thank you Todd!
IacovoneMa
48:37
Some of us may not have kids but have aging parents that we have to take of.
paula.bourne
48:45
That was great Todd, thank you.
Roger
48:51
Yeah. CSPS!
Annick C.
49:19
how to deal with unwelcome pressure to be productive? I have found peer pressure in my ministry and on social media, to 'make use of this quiet time'
Alice Phillips
49:26
There is a lot I miss about being in the office but things I like about working from home: no queue for the microwave, wearing comfy clothes, having lunch with my partner, being able to run errands/runs when it's quiet, watching an episode of Modern Family or Brooklyn Nine Nine at lunch and/or playing some Nintendo Switch at lunch!
Morgan Dierickx
49:26
I work for GoC, too. How do you become a "free agent"?
Jennifer Cottes
50:20
Can you explain the term “Distributed Work”? “Remote work” which is more clear or Telework? Are there differences
IacovoneMa
50:23
Alice, I completely agree with your comment!!
MC to the B
50:41
yes! very different!
Cecilia
51:35
Agree so much.
MC to the B
51:35
no it is no
Roger
51:42
I appreciate the perspective that this isn't normal remote work.
Cecilia
52:06
Even for those w/out caring resp, it can be very lonely in a way it normally would not be
Alice Phillips
52:14
it is so important - we are working at home during a crisis rather than remote working
Lizzy Clark
52:26
Good analogy!
Julie Harris
52:36
I've been remote working for 15 years and 5 of those years I was on the other side of the planet from my clients. The greatest change for me now is that everyone else is remote working - and are not comfortable (yet) and can overwork, be stressed out, need more resources for managing childcare, etc.
DBARKER1
53:33
Love being described as a hero!
MC to the B
53:43
indeed @Alice Philips! I think it is important for people to understand that when things get back to normal, the "telework" situation will be different and expectations will increase... so some of the "benefits' of the current situation will evaporate!
Janet Buckley
54:31
there are also interesting views on zoom fatigue as in trying to read facial expressions and delays to chat can cause stress as it takes more concentration
David Elsley
54:35
Erika - great idea to make more voice calls outside!
IacovoneMa
54:43
I have "virtual coffee chats" with my colleagues a couple times a week.
katie.payne
54:55
I love those questions
Linda.Middleton
54:58
we have set up a weekly coffee break no Friday mornings with everyone back at the office to stay connected
Janet Buckley
55:02
we play virtual guess who and have a guest each week
Shannon Plunkett
55:15
Does Todd follow a specific daily schedule? is this something we should develop? would he be interested in sharing his?
Janet Buckley
55:32
I have a deck of resources I can share that I issued as Head of OD, happy to share with anyone
Laura Angeletti du Toit
55:35
Many thanks Ericka
Barry Roeder
55:37
Thank you Ericka! Great suggestions.
Ksenia
55:44
Ericka, what were the three questions your ask yourself again? Thanks for the talk!
Laura Angeletti du Toit
55:46
Pilates
Melissa Swartz
56:03
we have been doing quizzes
Jenn
56:12
Please share the public service yoga link.
Jennifer Cottes
56:14
Thank you
Apolitical
56:21
https://apolitical.co/remote-yoga-canada/
Tanya
56:26
Really like the closing ritual questions! Thanks Ericka :)
Melissa Swartz
56:35
I caught two of the three questions:
Melissa Swartz
56:44
what did I achieve today?
Melissa Swartz
56:50
what am I grateful for?
Melissa Swartz
56:59
missed the last one
Todd
57:01
Thank you, everyone for the compliments.
Alice Phillips
57:02
we've been having weekly coffee mornings and some of us have been taking these in the garden (those of us lucky enough to have gardens) or on our daily walk which has been really nice - seeing outside space through the screen!
Julie Harris
57:06
Sadly not all of us can go sit on blankets in the park. :)
Janet Buckley
57:08
actually some countries cannot sit in the park.
Brika
57:09
Thank you for recognizing this is not normal working from home. “You are not working from home; you are at your home during a crisis trying to work”. https://twitter.com/neilmwebb/status/1245012958415073282
Jenn
57:11
Love the term distributed as it includes people at all locations.
Emma Bown
57:29
and I think the third one was what do I need to be focused on tomorrow
Dionne Semper
57:46
I agree with the distinction Ericka theres nothing social about the distance when on lockdown
Todd
58:36
My daily schedule is ore or less the same as before, except I give myself permission to take those flexes I mentioned. When I take care of me first, the work is better.
Ericka Stephens-Rennie
59:52
@Barry Roeder, three questions to ask yourself:What did I accomplish?What is the most important thing for tomorrow?What am I grateful for?
Apolitical
01:00:34
Thanks for those people who have already submitted questions, please do keep questions coming for our speakers!
Alice Phillips
01:01:19
Todd's dog!
Linda.Middleton
01:01:19
Todd - your dog doesn't seem to understand physical distancing :)
Todd
01:01:59
He's a big sucky baby. :)
Mary-Ellen Tessier
01:02:07
:D
Brika
01:03:06
“Mental health is physical health” YES!!!
Apolitical
01:03:55
The cards Sharon is talking about will be shared in the follow up email tomorrow
Lorraine H.
01:04:06
Apologies - I have to leave the workshop earlier than planned. Thanks so much for the contributions and I look forward to the recording
Ankita Chachra
01:04:46
Thanks for this. I need to leave for another meeting.
Apolitical
01:05:17
Thanks for joining both
Shannon Plunkett
01:05:32
SO true haha
Janet Buckley
01:05:34
we all that desk bombing, like photo bombing but the person at the desk :-)
Stephanie Lacroix
01:06:42
Not everyone is productive all day every day in the office either. Some are more dedicated, some are more chatty, some are just on "I'm here, what else do you expect?" mode. I don't think it's bad for us to have days that we're not feeling very productive. We should appreciate those days as they will enable future awesome productive days to be that much better. But it's hard to shut off the guilt, I agree.
Connie Popowe
01:06:53
what about the guilt of not doing enough?
iPad
01:07:33
Thanks for the session. Need to leave for Yoga with Apolitical 👋🏾
jowiem
01:07:46
Any apps out there to measure your productivity?
Apolitical
01:08:15
Forest is a cool app
Ericka Stephens-Rennie
01:08:17
For those struggling with guilt, have you had conversations among your teams to develop shared expectations for work / productivity / outcomes?
Mary-Ellen Tessier
01:09:07
I feel like the amount of administrative requests has increased, and those items seem to take away from my core work
Anja Boskovic
01:09:09
That's a really good question!! I'd like to hear some ideas.
Stephanie Lacroix
01:09:14
We also balance out other that don't feel any guilt, e.v.e.r. about not working enough. Why not be a bit more guilt-free, while still working enough.
Sue
01:09:47
To Lucy - someone I know has said she can't see any joy in her life, she seems to have no optimism which is unusual for her - how can I encourage her to be more optimistic and show self-compassion?
PreeceM1
01:10:06
Sharon, thank you to your son for the work he is doing in NYC!
Brika
01:10:56
We can only do so much to have reasonable expectations of ourselves as individuals. We also need supervisors/managers/leaders to be conveying appropriate expectations for the crisis situation. I am thankful to feel this where I am but not everyone has this experience.
Brika
01:11:22
(Comment relates to productivity and guilt questions)
Laura Angeletti du Toit
01:11:23
I love listening classical music while working, I think it stimulate the brain!
Katy
01:12:40
To Sue - perhaps if your friend is experiencing a dip in joy and optimism which is not normal the best thing to do would be to acknowledge that it’s ok to feel how you feel right now and offer to listen to her and be there for her. It is an unusual situation so I wouldn’t suggest she try and be more optimistic - it may come but it’s ok if it doesn’t. The main thing is to keep being a source of conversation and connection right now?
Laura Angeletti du Toit
01:12:47
I like the team charter
EKakam
01:12:49
Guilt can be both at professional and family level
Roger
01:12:57
Really like the idea of a team charter.
Ericka Stephens-Rennie
01:13:02
TEAM CHARTERS:The Canada School has a job aid on Team Charters: https://www.csps-efpc.gc.ca/tools/jobaids/virtual-team-charter-eng.aspxThere’s also a great template compiled by Mark Raheja, a work coach external to government: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GdKtLKY3FFBf3YfqnT6II9bV1u5AcVnXJRrqPreyNxc/edit
Brika
01:13:05
<3 team charter idea
Laura Angeletti du Toit
01:14:06
Trust is so important! I do agree
Mary-Ellen Tessier
01:15:22
every simple task is ultimately more complicated now
Apolitical
01:16:33
What fun team engagement exercises have people been doing? e.g. online board games, please share!
katie.payne
01:16:36
Having to log off now but thank you for a great webinar!
MC to the B
01:17:05
yes! clone Ericka!
Nalini Pillay
01:17:14
We have been holding quiz afternoons - where you have see how many brand logo's you can name.
Nat
01:17:18
The world would be a way better place with Ericka clones!!!!
EKakam
01:17:22
Thanks, have to leave for another activity
Ericka Stephens-Rennie
01:17:34
@Mary-Ellen - you are absolutely right, every simple task is more complicated now.
Ericka Stephens-Rennie
01:18:46
@Mary-Ellen - communication about that as a team is really important. It won't make the tasks simpler, but it will increase understanding and grace for each other.
Brika
01:19:01
@Sharon: yes re: how common mental health conditions are. But one distinction, like other illnesses, many people have mental health conditions but are not always “suffering”
Mary-Ellen Tessier
01:19:02
that's great Erika thanks
Brika
01:19:53
However, suddenly being in a crisis situation and sudden working from home can throw off the things that are working, both for people with pre-existing conditions and those without.
Johanna Schmidt
01:20:05
I appreciate this question! I have a studio apartment, so I can't differentiate work/home very easily.
Ericka Stephens-Rennie
01:20:11
Team activities:- online boardgames,- virtual coffee dates, or after work drinks (rotate the time so asynchronous workers can all find a time that works)- shared photos- scavenger hunts (so neat to see spring emerge differently even in different neighbourhoods!)
Laura Angeletti du Toit
01:20:16
Music?
Alice Phillips
01:20:19
I have a different room for work but I am still finding it quite difficult to turn my brain off from work at the end of the day
Laura Angeletti du Toit
01:20:29
Me too
marion.lean
01:20:35
How do online boardgames work..
MC to the B
01:20:37
one great idea I heard of: going for a "daily commute" walk -- so before and after work, go for a walk around the clock!
Kim
01:20:46
I try to "commute" to work in the morning by going for a walk around the block. It helps put my mind in work mode. I will do the same right after work by going for a walk or a run.
MC to the B
01:21:08
also, I find covering my work space really helps me disconnect (either with a sheet or panels, etc)
Alice Phillips
01:21:16
in the UK we are only allowed out once a day so can't do daily commute twice - but I have found doing a walk or yoga at the end of the day helps clear my mind a bit - but sometimes thoughts come back later in the evening!
Ericka Stephens-Rennie
01:21:25
@MC to the B - re: a daily commute walk! YES! That is a terrific idea for starting up and shutting down. Has the benefit of getting that daytime sunshine first thing which is really good for your brain.
Julie R
01:21:28
That's the hardest part, to switch from work to home
Cecilia
01:21:37
Wanted to do commute by waling before and after, but we can only have one walk a day :( so I do the evening one only as less busy then
IacovoneMa
01:21:42
I have my "work" desk in a different room in my home where I can "walk away" from work at the end of my day.
Jacqui Lashbrook
01:21:44
I take a drive (to "work"), and speak to my assistant to set up the work for the day.
Mary-Ellen Tessier
01:21:45
when vpn disconnects, that's it unless extra is required
Ian
01:21:47
I try to seperate work and leisure by using the time in the same way. I dont use work IT kit for personal use, and dont use personal IT kit for work.
Siyasanga Tetyana
01:21:53
South Africa on lockdown. W cannot leave our homes for now
ECarson
01:21:56
Close your laptop! Don't leave it open "after work" and then open again in the morning
Julie R
01:22:05
It's a good tip. Just need to keep on trying to do it more
X948514
01:22:10
non work emails such as pics of your pets, what you cooked, books to read, films to watch, share jokes, favourite songs, sharing tips on virtual working
Ericka Stephens-Rennie
01:22:16
Right - fair enough re: local public health constraints limiting walking times / day
Brika
01:22:25
I think it’s also important to remember that colleagues with visible and invisible disabilities, employees who are neurodivergent (e.g. autistic, ADHD) may have specific challenges in this situation that we may not be aware of.
Kathy Rawlings
01:22:46
I put happy music on when work is done
Kathy Rawlings
01:22:50
It really helps!
Ericka Stephens-Rennie
01:22:54
Lovely @Kathy!
christine.werk
01:22:59
Thanks to all the speakers!
Siyasanga Tetyana
01:23:17
Such an enlightening session - thank you to all the speakers
X948514
01:23:18
Music is a healer.... i love music and different types depending on how i feel
Kim
01:23:21
Not to be the west coast hippy over here - but rosemary is really good for brain function! :)
Linda.Middleton
01:23:21
I have a daily ritual where I walk to the mailbox at the end of my work day every day. It acts as a way to change the channel from work to family time. When I come back, my mind has been cleared of work.
Christine Vézina (HC/PHAC)
01:23:21
I do a 10 min guided meditation when done work
Alice Phillips
01:23:24
Thank you all so interesting and lovely to connect with people from around the world :)
christine.werk
01:23:27
Plant seeds :)
Dionne Semper
01:23:29
Great session thank you to all the speakers and Apol
Angie
01:23:31
Hula Hooping
Lyz Gilgunn
01:23:32
at least 60 mins outside!
Flagstaff’s iPad (2)
01:23:33
compassion
Alana Pollock-Greenwood
01:23:33
micro lift: lavender hand lotion
Tanya
01:23:33
Interesting “senses” tip Lucy! Thank you for sharing
Barry Roeder
01:23:35
Insightful!
Jacqui Lashbrook
01:23:37
Takeaway: TELL my team that I trust them!
Julia Rys
01:23:37
5 minute dance-party breaks
Alison
01:23:38
Kindness.
Kaitlyn Fleming
01:23:39
self-compassion
ian.barton@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
01:23:41
Don't be harsh on myself
Connie Popowe
01:23:44
Yes, be kind to yourself and your co-workers
Cecilia
01:23:44
Microlift: grow a plant
Mildred Stewart
01:23:45
Have a happy thought
Ksenia
01:23:46
openness
Kathy Rawlings
01:23:46
Saying hello to people on the street
Khatia Bukhrashvili
01:23:46
Thank you all so much- I see bunch of people and I do realize how I miss socialization.
Teghan Griffith
01:23:48
micro lift: make a nice tea or latte
ECarson
01:23:50
Gratitude
Apolitical
01:23:51
Candles!
Paul I Kendrick
01:23:53
Have courage, be kind - !
Julie’s iPad
01:23:53
No Guilt!!
IacovoneMa
01:23:53
stay positive
Brika
01:23:58
Lowering expectations of self/self kindness. yes.
Shahina
01:24:00
10 minute yoga or exercise break
ECarson
01:24:00
Music
Maria Petkova
01:24:01
Trust
Barbara Slezak
01:24:03
watch the birds in my backyard
Alice Phillips
01:24:06
no guilt!!
Joshua Alabi
01:24:09
Be positive
Julie R
01:24:10
Daily walk!!
Sharon
01:24:11
making tea
David Elsley
01:24:11
micro lift - plan the next meal
Stephanie.Whittle
01:24:11
Lower your expectations of yourself, it's ok not to be ok!
Charlotte.Balding
01:24:11
Highly recommend Ryan Heffington's instagram dancercise workouts. He's live Tues/Wed/Thurs 10 AM PST, and Sat/Sun 12 PM PST!
Linda
01:24:12
Set up virtual coffee chats with colleagues.
Mary-Ellen Tessier
01:24:14
laugh
Harriet Ray
01:24:14
Micro lift : Dance to happy music
Sharon
01:24:14
body
Annick C.
01:24:16
microlift: lean back + stretch chest and shoulders to relieve physical tension.
Jeanne Capey
01:24:16
gratitude
Sharon
01:24:18
laugh
sara lewis
01:24:19
microlift: watching nature
Mary Margaret Powrie
01:24:19
OPTIMISM + happy music
Janet Buckley
01:24:19
its not ok to be ok
Elaine
01:24:21
Microlift - planting vegetables and flowers
X948514
01:24:22
positive
Orla Mulqueen
01:24:22
Get the sun on your face every day
Laura Angeletti du Toit
01:24:23
Listening birds outside!
Lynne Eaton
01:24:25
no guilt!
Connie Popowe
01:24:26
Yes, go for a walk
PreeceM1
01:24:27
balance between direction and autonomy
Kim Tester
01:24:30
purposeful
Niamh
01:24:33
Microlift: choose nice, tasty healthy treats for your tea break or afternoon snack. Mine is currently apple slices with peanut butter
DBARKER1
01:24:34
Play music every Friday afternoon
marion.lean
01:24:35
love the idea of changing the sense- smell with candles instead of another snack!
Penny Tainton
01:24:39
Contact family members to check in and share love
Julie R
01:24:39
Virtual get together!
Mary-Ellen Tessier
01:24:42
daily pic of wildlife/flowers
Kate Brown
01:24:43
give myself a break! definitely be more kind.
Morgan Dierickx
01:24:44
sunshine!
Stephanie.Whittle
01:24:45
Step into the garden for 15 mins
Julia Rys
01:24:46
https://twistedsifter.com/category/shirk-report/
Sharon
01:24:47
nature
MC to the B
01:24:49
Touch nature... run your hands in grass, leaves, etc...
Shahina
01:24:51
watch your favorite comedy show and laugh
Ksenia
01:24:53
microlift: good fiction book
andrew lowe
01:24:55
Go outside and enjoy the sun.
Leanne
01:24:57
BREATHE
Janet Buckley
01:25:00
I facetime my Mum for lunch
Siyasanga Tetyana
01:25:08
The internet has become a faithful friend! so many activities to try in the safety of your home; even in the midst of public restrictions
Plang Dayil
01:25:11
Giving myself compliments everyday and sending some kind words to friends and family daily..We must share the positive energy..
Autumn Dornfeld - RI/NY
01:25:12
microlift -long bath
Eileen Murphy
01:25:14
thank you all
Benita Whyte
01:25:18
Lighting a smudge/creating ritual
Charlotte.Balding
01:25:25
thanks to the panelists and apolitical!
jowiem
01:25:28
thank you to all speakers and Helen for facilitation. Looking forward to the recording and microlift.
Brika
01:25:32
Attending virtual activities “with” real life friends
Nalini Pillay
01:25:32
Thank you to all of the speakers - this has been wonderful.
PreeceM1
01:25:34
team virtual five minute dance party every friday
AddesiJ
01:25:35
There is great healing tone frequency music on youtube that can play in the background while you work, or cook. 963hz, 432hz, etc. Very soothing and calming.
tola.ayoola
01:25:36
dancing to 90s music for 20 mins with a mate through zoom
Laura Angeletti du Toit
01:25:37
Many thanks to All! Great webinar!
Susan Goulet
01:25:45
Hug- if you are in confinement with family, or a pet, or video a friend and hug a pillow. It will make a different in how you feel.
Stephanie Lacroix
01:25:49
Get up and end work at the same time every day as much as possible. Having a couple hours extra saved from commuting doesn't mean that you get to sleep in for 2 hours more in the morning... (I'm talking to myself lol)
X948514
01:25:54
Thank you everyone - great webinar
Brika
01:25:59
<3 Hold On, Pandemics End
Teghan Griffith
01:26:07
Love that!
Kim Tester
01:26:10
I schedule leisure just as I do my work from the 7 traits of effective people
David C.
01:26:12
Thank you everyone! Wonderful!
Laura Angeletti du Toit
01:26:16
I hope after this we will become a better species
AddesiJ
01:26:26
Great webinar, thank you. Would love to share the replay with other colleagues that are struggling.
IacovoneMa
01:26:32
Thanks to all the presenters. Great session!!
Jeanne Capey
01:26:32
really great conference, thank you so much
Ericka Stephens-Rennie
01:26:34
@KimTester I schedule the wellness and activity breaks too :)
Laura Angeletti du Toit
01:26:35
I hope we can respect Mother Earth more after this pandemic
Tanya
01:26:44
Thank you to all the panelists and Helen at Apolitical! Great session :)!
delores.springer
01:26:49
This session was a good experience and so uplifting - thank you!
Carmel K.
01:26:53
Thank to everyone for their time here today. Some great tips.
Johanna Schmidt
01:26:57
Thank you! :)
Sarah Smith
01:26:58
Thank you for the helpful comments to all of the speakers
Mary-Ellen Tessier
01:26:59
thanks for all the great tips. Enjoyed all the speakers
Morgan Dierickx
01:26:59
This was excellent! Thank you!
Anja Boskovic
01:27:00
Thank you so much!! This was soo fantastic! :)
Zara
01:27:00
Would also be great if I could share a replay of this with colleagues - great webinar - thank you!
Penny Tainton
01:27:01
Thanks so much ll
Laura Angeletti du Toit
01:27:02
Many thanks!
Melissa Calanza
01:27:04
Thank you!!! :D
Joan
01:27:05
Thank you!
Darren
01:27:06
Thanks all
Sarojini’s iPhone
01:27:07
thanks to the speakers and Helen !
Ireland- Emma Nolan
01:27:07
Thank you :)
Autumn Dornfeld - RI/NY
01:27:07
Thank you all!!
Paul I Kendrick
01:27:07
Thank you.
ian.barton@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
01:27:08
Wonderful, thank you speakers, and of course Helen too
Lynne Eaton
01:27:08
awesome!
Morgan Dierickx
01:27:10
will we get a recorded version of the webinar?
Paul I Kendrick
01:27:13
Namaste
Mary Margaret Powrie
01:27:13
Thanks!
Monique
01:27:13
Thanks!
Jeannine Frenken
01:27:15
Thank you!
Suzy Keadell
01:27:17
brilliant thankyou
MG
01:27:18
Thank you ! all great I love HOPE term
Shahina
01:27:18
thank you speakers and everyone for sharing
Jonty
01:27:19
Thanks everyone!
Leanne
01:27:19
thanks kindly
tola.ayoola
01:27:19
Thanks for sharing
Kate Brown
01:27:20
thank you very much!
Kim Tester
01:27:21
thanks very much!
Jasmine
01:27:22
thank you!
Stephanie.Whittle
01:27:22
Thank you all
Julie R
01:27:22
Thank you!!!
Emma Sisk
01:27:23
great facilitation Helen!!!
David Elsley
01:27:24
Great session - thansk all and lessons learnt
Brika
01:27:24
Thank you!!
Plang Dayil
01:27:24
Thank you very to our presenters...
Connie Popowe
01:27:25
Thank you
Mildred Stewart
01:27:25
thank you for a very practical session
Julie’s iPad
01:27:25
great hour spent here! thanks
Ursula
01:27:26
Thank you. This has been a great support! All the best to all :)
Laura Angeletti du Toit
01:27:26
Ciao!
Anita Seaton
01:27:28
Thank you to all the speakers. Really good tips.
Jennifer Cottes
01:27:30
Thank you very much!
Kathy Rawlings
01:27:30
Thanks Helen!
Ericka Stephens-Rennie
01:27:31
Thanks all!
Britta
01:27:32
thank-you
Maria Andrea Banay
01:27:33
thank you
Annerie
01:27:34
thank you!
Niamh
01:27:35
Thanks folks, this has been a nice lift for Monday
Mary-Ellen Tessier
01:27:35
thanks
Audrey Barclay
01:27:35
Thanks!!
Stephanie.Whittle
01:27:36
Apolitical are awesome!
stuart.potts
01:27:36
Great stuff thanks
Alison Adams
01:27:36
Thank you very much
Kristina Marie J. Aguilar
01:27:36
Thank you so much!
Orla Mulqueen
01:27:36
thank you
Stephanie Lacroix
01:27:37
Thanks Helen!
Tyler
01:27:37
Thanks!