COVID-19 poses unique challenges for all individuals. For those who experience common mental health challenges including anxiety and depression, the pandemic may exacerbate these issues. The uncertainty, social isolation and sometimes sudden and unexpected changes to normal routines, changes in relationships, work and home environments, can be additional triggers and especially difficult to manage. In the face of a pandemic like COVID-19, it is more important than ever to exercise vigilance around our mental well-being and the mental health of those around us.
On Wednesday May 6th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EDT), Homewood Health will be hosting a free webinar to help understand how to support yourself and those experiencing fear, grief, anxiety and/or depression.
Presented by Homewood’s Dr. Sandra Primiano, this session will help participants understand typical reactions and equip them with strategies for regulating their emotions, as well as providing tips to support others who may be experiencing difficulties given the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Details surrounding the webinar can be found below. Please join us for this special event during Mental Health week. Space is limited, register now!
Presentation Title: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on your mental health
Date: Wednesday May 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm EDT
Presenter: Dr. Sandra Primiano, Ph.D., Psy.D., Senior Director of Homewood Clinics and Homewood du Plateau.
Dr. Sandra Primiano
Dr. Primiano provides leadership to the Homewood Outpatient Clinics and Homewood du Plateau, where she leads collaborative efforts with clinical leaders to implement clinical processes, ensuring service quality and clinical effectiveness of our facilities and services. Dr. Primiano also acts as Health Psychology Discipline Lead, working closely with Homewood’s Human Resources in consulting on psychologists’ roles and responsibilities, including training and professional development needs, and provides leadership of the discipline. Sandra graduated from the Université du Quebec à Montréal (UQAM) with a Ph.D. and Psy.D. in Clinical and Experimental Psychology and came to Homewood from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), where she was a Psychology Consultant for the Directorate of Mental Health.
Wishing you all the best,
Chair, Component EAP Committee