Self-care for the Caretaker - HP241

We don't always take the time to care for and nurture ourselves. Sometimes we also require support to integrate relaxation and our personal needs into daily life, especially if we are in helping professions. In addition to learning about personal self-care, participants will explore the benefits and risks of supporting others while identifying ways to create and maintain supportive and safe environments.

Incorporating aspects of Self-Care 101, this session is designed for those working in front line or helping professions such as advisors, managers, supervisors, animal care workers, faculty and student support staff.

Participants will:

  • Learn and understand the concept of self-care;
  • Learn and understand the benefits and risks of supporting others;
  • Identify ways to create and maintain supportive and safe environments;

  • Explore their own self-care and identify strategies that currently work or could be applied; and

  • Learn about supportive resources available at UBC.
  • All staff, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows are welcome.

    This session will be facilitated by Miranda Massie, Health Promotion Specialist for staff and faculty in UBC's Human Resource Department.