Having driven across Canada, I often equate being in a relationship to taking road trip. Sometimes they are long or short, bumpy, frustrating and other times can be a pure sense of joy, spectacular, quite fun and the terrain isn’t always the same.
As busy young professionals, we all spend a significant part of our lives at the office. So, creating a workplace that promotes mental health and wellness is imperative for both employers and employees. A healthy workplace is one where everyone actively contributes to a positive environment by promoting and protecting safety and well-being. Here are some strategies to promote mental health at your office on World Mental Health Day, and every day.
Shaun's full to the brim with wisdom and believes in taking a multi-dimensional and strengths based approach to social work and life. He presses on the importance of practicing empathy and replacing judgement with kindness, "I may not like someone's behaviours, but that doesn't mean I can't like them," says Shaun in our interview. Read on for the rest...
Understanding the things your brain is doing (and the things you don’t even realize your brain is doing) is key in overcoming challenges like this. Therapy didn’t make me feel “less sad” or “less lonely”. It wasn’t about fixing damage that had been done, it was about completely rebuilding so that I had a new, strong foundation to move forward with.
We are thrilled to welcome our newest therapist, Shannon Stach, into the folds of our family here at Shift. With a love for gelato and other guilty pleasures we can all relate to, Shannon values meaningful connection above all else. She is honest, raw and an incredible addition to our team. We really want you to get to know her better, so read on for her personal interview that will definitely make you smile and think, "Me too!"
Apart from her experience and credentials, another great thing about Ashley is that she has a different designation as a Registered Psychotherapist, so check your benefits plan as you may find you have coverage for her services (especially as the rest of our therapists are Registered Social Workers).
We wanted you to have the chance to get to know Ashley a little bit better so we asked her to share a little bit about herself and her work. Meet Ashley!