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
Save the date for part two of this series "A vision for public mental health care" on November 25, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm.