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Wellness Development Workshops and Job Seeking

YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre remains closed for in-person programs in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  We will continue to provide remote services via email, telephone, and social media (Facebook).

We believe it is important to maintain your job search momentum. As such the Employment and Learning Centre will offer you daily job search advice and support that you can complete from home.

Today’s post is another post in the series….

Job Seekers, our community colleagues, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is offering a series of free Online  Wellness Development Workshops, that might help you find a job in the field of mental health, community service, personal care and wellness.

The Series of Workshops listed below are excellent opportunities to develop professional knowledge and expertise, especially as they relate to the current COVID – 19 pandemic.  These workshops could also be an excellent opportunity to network.  I would encourage you to ask questions during the discussion and if possible follow up with anyone who seems interesting and anyone who could assist with your job search.

You could ask for an informational interview regarding someone’s job or workplace.  This informational interview could be done over the phone, via Zoom or another social media or in person, respecting social distancing.

The CMHA Online Wellness Development Workshops take place Tuesdays from 12:15-12:45 pm.  Subjects are as follows:

June 2 – Bi Polar – Danielle Cameron – Living with bipolar- in this 30 minute session we will hear what its like to live with bipolar and ways people can help them on their road to recovery and beyond. We will touch on how to help at each stage before diagnosis, during diagnosis and after diagnosis. Do current events impact someone with bipolar?

June 9 – Care for the Caregiver – Rebecca Rackow – Being a caregiver comes in many forms and didn’t start with Covid 19 but probably became a little more complicated. With less access to traditional supports we need to make sure our caregivers are taken care of.

June 16 – Addictions – Danielle Cameron – we will talk about addictions and how to stop the stigma around it. We will also be quickly touching on what different drugs look like the methods used to achieve a high and the difference between a stimulant and depressant.

June 23 – Loneliness and Isolation – Jayne Whyte – which comes first?  Can loneliness result in social isolation or can social isolation result in loneliness?  Or can we enjoy the solitude? This isn’t new with Covid 19. How do we protect our mental health too?  Let’s learn together.

The workshops  are free, but you must pre-register (hopelc@cmhask.com).  They will send you an invitation/link to the event.  They are even accepting ideas for future workshops.

Your Employment and Learning staff are working remotely through email or over the telephone.  Should you have any questions about resumes, job interviews, job interview questions, how to prepare, or how to answer those difficult questions, feel free to contact any of your Employment and Learning staff for support.  You can reach us at:

  • (306) 986-2873 [Telephone]
  • empserv@ywcasaskatoon.com [Email].

Stay motivated; stay healthy as you achieve your employment goals.