Thursday, 13 September 2018

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back is a personal development program about building resiliency to counter stress. Stress is inevitable. Burnout is not. Learn to create awareness of your warning signs and triggers and bounce back from stress at this six-week intensive, comprehensive and participatory program. 

See Bouncing Back for more information and registration form.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

The University will be recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. The day is an opportunity for everyone in the community to join together to promote understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities.

Are you concerned that someone you care about is considering suicide? The most important things you can do to help are: 
  1. Approach them and share your concern about changes you've observed in them. 
  2. Ask them "Are you considering suicide?" Invite them to talk about how they are feeling and listen non-judgmentally. 
  3. Discuss resources with them, and agree to connect with these supports together.
Learning Opportunities

On September 10th, attend the Lunch and Learn “Suicide Awareness: Myths and Facts”. This is a Centre for Suicide Prevention workshop presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Edmonton Region. Register on the Learning Shop.

Consider taking Mental Health First Aid (MHFA); Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST); or the Community Helpers program. All are available through service providers on campus. 


The University of Alberta is committed to supporting staff and students in both their work and personal lives by providing comprehensive, preventative programs and services.

Monday, 27 August 2018

September Lunch and Learn Bulletin

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Join us for the Centre for Suicide Prevention's presentation "Suicide Awareness: Myths and Facts" as we work together to prevent suicide. Attend the "Steps to Safety" tour during Safety Fest Week and learn more about getting and staying active at "It's Your Move".
For more information on these Lunch and Learn sessions, please see the Human Resource Services September 2018 Lunch & Learn Bulletin and visit The Learning Shop to register.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Retirement Planning Workshop: How to Prepare Emotionally and Financially for Retirement

This full-day workshop is intended for faculty and staff, and their spouse/partner, who are contemplating retirement within the next five to ten years. The session will provide details about the emotional aspects of moving to the retirement stage of your life as well as the financial planning knowledge needed to successfully create income in retirement. Seating is limited - register now at the Learning Shop. To register your partner, please email

Life Lines: Addiction & Recovery

Life Lines is a publication brought to you by the University’s Employee and Family Assistance Program provider, Homewood Health. With the aim of "Improving Your Quality of Life – One Step at a Time”, this month’s edition focuses on "Addiction & Recovery". Read Life Lines September 2018 to learn more. Lignes de Vie Septembre 2018: "D├ępendance et r├ętablissement".

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

July/August 2018 HRS, Organizational Health Newsletter

The July/August 2018 issue of the HRS, Organizational Health Newsletter is now available. View the Newsletter to learn about upcoming events, services available to you through your Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, Homewood Health, and more!

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

August Lunch and Learn Bulletin

With 'back to school' just around the corner, join us for "Not That Again!" to explore some new ideas for school and work lunches. Attend "Respectful Relationships in the Workplace" - a respectful workplace is everyone's responsibility! And why not try out some poses at "Yoga for the Inflexible" - accessible to all fitness levels.

For more information on these Lunch and Learn sessions, please see the Human Resource Services August 2018 Lunch & Learn Bulletin and visit The Learning Shop to register.