Tips and Tools to Support School Staff Well-Being
This video series, designed and developed by the Sinai Health Department of Psychiatry, provides educators and staff with practical skills and techniques on managing stress and emotions during these unprecedented times. Our Resilience Coaches draw from their own experiences of supporting their health care colleagues during COVID-19.
Introduction | Reaching out to Schools and Teachers: Sharing Experience and Expertise
Dr. Lesley Wiesenfeld, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Sinai Health, introduces the series, sharing her experience of helping colleagues cope with COVID-19, and what lessons can be applied to educators working in unprecedented conditions.
You May Not Feel Calm, but Carry On: Lessons from SARS to COVID
Dr. Robert Maunder, Psychiatrist and Chair in Health and Behaviour at Sinai Health, explores normal responses to stress, and managing and understanding real risk.
Approaches to Coping Part 1: Self-Compassion, Acceptance and Mastery
Sharing experience and expertise, Dr. Sharon Szmuilowicz talks about her experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and offers strategies for coping in uncertain times.
Approaches to Coping Part 2: Practical Techniques and Structure
Dr. Ben Rosen, Psychiatrist at Sinai Health, shares his tips learned after working as a Resilience Coach supporting health care workers in Mount Sinai Hospital’s Emergency Department.
Breathing Technique with Dr. Ben Rosen
Deep breathing counteracts the body’s natural response to stress by slowing everything down, including the heart rate. Dr. Ben Rosen shares some practical tips for deep-breathing to help manage feelings of stress and anxiety.
Moral Distress: Working Through the Impact of COVID
Through this uncertain time, we may need to do things that go against our understanding of what is best. Dr. Rebecca Greenberg, Senior Bioethicist at Sinai Health, explores what it means to make space for the uncomfortable.
Support for Principals: Leadership During COVID
Leading through COVID can feel like a heavy responsibility. Dr. Lesley Wiesenfeld shares her insights and tips for responsible leadership through a pandemic.