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October is Healthy Workplace Month

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October is Healthy Workplace Month October 1st-31st, 2021 For the entire month of October, employees are encouraged to prioritize What’s Healthy for YOU. Be sure to visit our Employee Well-being webpage for a month full of live events, e-learning, and digital resources that will help you prioritize your well-being during, while performing at your best and helping […]

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Managing Change and COVID-19: September Toolkit

September is a month full of change and transition. While many people manage transition well, for others, change can build cumulative stress to the point of feeling anxious or completely overwhelmed. To support timely and meaningful communications, Homewood Health has developed a package of informative materials focused on managing change with a general COVID-19 update. […]

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October Newsletter Now Available – Supporting Those With Addiction

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Homewood Health, McMaster’s Employee and Family Assistance Provider, (EFAP) is pleased to release the October 2021 edition of the Life Lines newsletter, “Supporting Those With Addiction” In this article, Homewood Health offers advice on supporting someone you care about who is struggling with an addiction, no matter where they are in their recovery journey. Understanding […]

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Register Now: Fall Community Engagement Programs

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The Importance of Community Regardless of whether you are working onsite or remotely, September is one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year for the McMaster community. The vibrancy and enthusiasm can be felt through campus, and a level of excitement can be sensed amongst our faculty, staff, and students. It is at […]

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The Importance of Taking Breaks

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Regardless of whether you are working onsite or remotely, September is one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year for the McMaster community. New students, new challenges, and a full workload can make the vacation used in the summer seem like a distant memory. That is why it is incredibly important to ensure […]

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September Newsletter Now Available – Surviving Another September

Homewood Health, McMaster’s Employee and Family Assistance Provider, (EFAP) is pleased to release the September 2021 edition of the Life Lines newsletter, “Surviving Another September” In this article, Homewood Health discusses the impacts of “Surviving Another September” with helpful tips for managing stress and uncertainty due to the wide-reaching effects of COVID-19. Understanding the complexities […]

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WorkPerks August Instagram Giveaway

Through a partnership with Venngo, McMaster is pleased to offer all employees and their extended families, an employee discount program called “WorkPerks” to support their financial wellness.  This program provides flexibility and a considerable number of discount options. Venngo is currently offering an August Perk of the Month contest, which allows social media users to […]

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Employee Well-being: Practising Mindfulness

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The Benefits of Mindfulness Mindfulness helps focus your attention on one thing at a time, and promotes awareness of the present moment. Refocusing when your mind wanders leads to increased productivity, while improving compassion for yourself and others. Mindfulness also has many other benefits for both our physical and psychological well-being. There are studies that link […]

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