As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it prolongs the need to maintain physical distancing practices in tandem with adherence to lockdown protocols restricting in-person interactions in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of the virus. While these measures help to keep our communities, families and workplaces safe, it brings with it unique challenges such as loss of routines, isolation fatigue and loneliness. In the face of these challenges, it is even more important for us to practice self-care strategies and to nurture the positive relationships and connections in our lives.
To support members across the country, on Tuesday, April 13th and Wednesday April 14th Homewood Health will be hosting a webinar focused on the unique challenges for individuals experiencing loneliness and isolation fatigue.
COVID-19: Loneliness & Isolation Fatigue – Self-Care Strategies, hosted by Katherine Sisak & Sophia Oumzil (English) and Jacques Lareau (French).
This one-hour session will increase participant’s awareness and understanding of the psychological impacts of isolation and loneliness while highlighting factors that can promote and preserve their health and well-being during the pandemic and beyond.
Dates and times:
ENGLISH: Tuesday, April 13th @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST facilitated by Katherine Sisak
ENGLISH: Tuesday, April 13th @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. PST facilitated by Sophia Oumzil
FRENCH: Wednesday, April 14th @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST facilitated by Jacques Lareau
Please note that this webinar will be recorded and posted to our website one week following the final session.
Please join us for this special event.
Space is limited, register now!
Katherine Sisak, MSW, RSW, RP
Katherine Sisak has worked as a clinician and manager in the field of mental health and addiction for over 10 years in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, shelters, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, and private practice. She has been with Homewood Health since 2016, first as the Trauma Specialist at the Homewood Health Clinic working with first responders consulting for trauma-related issues, and currently as a Clinical Manager with Disability Prevention Services. Katherine holds registration with the OCSWSSW as a social worker, and as a psychotherapist with the CRPO.
Sophia Oumzil, MSW, RSW,
Sophia Oumzil has worked as a clinician and manager in the field of mental health and trauma in a variety of settings including hospitals, EFAP, outpatient clinics and private practice. She has been with Homewood Health in a variety of capacities since 2013, and is currently a Clinical Manager with Crisis Management Services. Sophia holds registration with the BCCSW as a Social worker.