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This series of free educational webinars are hosted by experts on a variety of health-related topics. They are designed to help build employees’ and employers knowledge and skills, and promote health in the workplace and beyond.

Diana Gabriele, BSW, RSW, CPGC, CAPP – Canadian Certified Problem Gambling Counsellor, Centre for Problem Gambling and Digital Dependency, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

Patricia Dubé, MHK, BHK – Bilingual Youth Outreach Worker, Youth Gambling Awareness Program, YMCA of Southwestern Ontario

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When could gambling, gaming or internet use be a concern?

Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 12:00-12:45pm

Did you know that 83% of Canadian adults participated in some form of gambling activity in 2016-2017 and that 22% of adults reported spending between 4 to 10 hours a week playing video or computer games? Have you ever wondered why it is so easy to spend too much time or money playing at the casino, playing bingo, betting on sports, or buying lottery tickets? Or why it is easy to get preoccupied with a cell phone, spend too much time on Facebook, Pinterest or loose sleep because of spending too much time and/or money on Fortnight, Overwatch or some other game? If so, then this webinar may have some answers for you. Diana Gabriele of the Centre for Problem Gambling and Digital Dependency, and Patricia Dubé of the Youth Gambling Awareness Program, will suggest how to engage with these activities in a balanced way and recognize when something that started as entertainment might be becoming an issue.

Learning Objectives:

The presentation will cover:

  • What is a healthy level of engagement with digital media, gaming, playing the lottery, sports betting, or on-site gambling (e.g., bingo, casino)?
  • Reasons why people gamble or spend too much time on digital devices.
  • Signs that may indicate when gambling or digital device use could be a concern.
  • Strategies to keep gambling behavior or digital device use balanced.
  • Self-assessment tools, community resources and supports.

Speaker Bios:

Diana holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and has been certified in Problem Gambling, Digital Dependency. She also has a Certification in Gerontology (Older Adults) and Certification in Applied Positive Psychology (The science of human flourishing). Diana has been working in the field of mental health for 20 years. She is currently a counsellor at the Centre for Problem Gambling and Digital Dependency at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.

Patricia holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in human kinetics. Patricia has been working in the field of health promotion for 2 years. She is currently a bilingual youth outreach worker for the Youth Gambling Awareness Program from the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario.


Healthy Holidays: A Last Minute Survival Guide

Do you often feel stressed during the holidays? You are not alone. Many of us can feel stressed during this time, which can impact our overall health and well-being. Join Karen Gignac, Manager of Mental Health Promotion from our local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) as she discusses wellness strategies to help us manage our stress in the final weeks leading up to the holidays.

Video recording available:
https://youtu.be/yu_eIBt5mY8

Resources


Workplace Wellness – Inspiring the How & the Why

Workplace wellness programs can play a key role in improving the physical and mental health of employees. Listen to Beth Anne Ternovan, Manager of the Counselling Program and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at Family Services Windsor-Essex to learn more about how to implement a workplace wellness program in your workplace.

Video recording available here:
https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/pugzfb57xdg1/


Infection Prevention and Control at Workplacesꟷ November 15, 2017

The colder season tends to bring about an increase of respiratory infections such as the common cold or flu. Join Bois Marufov, Team Lead in the Regional Support Team-Central West, Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Department at Public Health Ontario as he talks about IPAC principles and what you can do to protect yourself, your co-workers, and your family from infections.

Video recording available here:
https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/p09q6j4k5gz6/

You can also get a copy of the Frequently Asked Questions that were discussed during the presentation.


Mental Health: You Are Not Alone- September 13, 2017

Know a co-worker, friend, or someone you love who may be struggling with mental health issues? Learn about the signs and symptoms of someone struggling with mental health issues, when to get help, and the resources and services available in our community to support them.

Video recording available here:
https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/pqss5qde68zh


To Sit or Not to Sit? That is the Question- June 21, 2017

Prolonged sitting has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even death. Learn about the risks linked to prolonged sitting and how to avoid prolonged sitting at your workplaces.

Video recording available here:
https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/p44sywz34ll3/

You can also get a copy of the Frequently Asked Questions that were discussed during the presentation.


How Technology Hurts - April 26, 2017

Technology has changed over the last few decades. Join Melissa Statham, a Certified Canadian Professional Ergonomist from Occupational Health Clinics from Ontario Workers as she shares how technology has changed, the musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) linked to the use of new products, and what you can do to decrease your risk of developing MSDs. 

Video recording available here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeUvw0sRRc0&feature=youtu.be


Take the Fight Out of Food- February 22, 2017

Join Alicia Chan, Public Health Nutritionist of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit as she shares the 3-Step approach to help you take the fight out of food.

Video recording available here:
https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/p87oq7jsmd4/


Reduce Your Holiday Stress - November 30, 2016

More joy, less stress this Holiday Season. Learn the ABC's of stress management, along with boundary setting, coping strategies and ways to simplify when life gets overwhelming.

Video recording available here:
https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/p4727s197a1/


Suicide Prevention & Awareness - September 14, 2016 

Learn how to recognize the signs & symptoms of suicide, what to do if you think a loved one is contemplating suicide and the services available in Windsor & Essex County to turn to for assistance. 

Video recording available here:
https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/p14tif32gqg/


Healthy Kids Community Challenge: Take Charge of You: Your Family's Health ​ – July 27th, 2016

Learn about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, the importance of unstructured, outdoor play, and the importance of drinking water for hydration and nutrition for you and your family.

Video recording available here:

https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/p59p2pv9nup/​

You can also download a copy of the Q & As that were discussed during the live session here


Getting Started on Your Personal Exercise Journey ​ – June 27th, 2016

This webinar was hosted by Mike Bates, owner of Refine Fitness Studios. The presentation focused on the challenges & road blocks many people face when trying to start a new fitness program, as well as goal setting, accountability, nutrition and motivation to get fit and be healthy. 

Video recording available here:

https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/p4gmnt0s1gc/

You can also download a copy of the Q & As that were discussed during the live session here


Cycling For Fun Health & Profit – May 25th, 2016

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Video recording available here:

https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/p5z7tpadvyl/

You can also download a copy of the Q & As that were discussed during the live session here


Cancer Prevention and Screening – April 20th, 2016

This webinar was  hosted by Dr. John Day, Primary Care Lead, from the Erie St. Clair Regional Cancer Program.  The presentation focused on the most up-to-date information on Ontario cancer screening guidelines and our organized screening programs. It also included information  about the new and interactive online tool (My CancerIQ) used to assess your cancer risk.

Video recording available here:

https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/p22hpmfsvig/


Eating Well for a Healthy Gut – February 4th, 2016 

This webinar was  hosted by a Dietetic Intern at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. She  discussed the importance of gut health and how to maintain gut health through nutrition, along with information on probiotics and prebiotics.

Video recording available here:

https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/p60zkcynw64/

You can also download a copy of the Q & As that were discussed during the live session here


Curb Your Stress, Eat Well – October 15th, 2015

This webinar was hosted by a Registered Dietitian from the Windsor-Essex County Healthy Unit. She discussed the relationship between nutrition and stress, and ways we can manage the effects it can have on our appetite.

Video recording available here:

https://wechu.adobeconnect.com/p2dh7827wzc/

You can also download a copy of the Q & As that were discussed during the live session here

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