Coping with COVID-19 Stress – a webinar to support mental health

To support our members’ mental health in these particularly stressful times, USJE would like to draw your attention to an online Town Hall on coping with the stress caused by COVID-19. This webinar will take place on Tuesday April 28 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT. It will be given in English, with English and French information slides.

This online town hall, hosted by the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), has limited registration for the streamed event to 250 people, but you can also go to CIPSRT’s town hall page the following day, April 29, and anytime afterwards, to watch an original recording of the event. A French version of the event will be posted on the website in the coming weeks. 

CIPSRT offers other videos in their pandemic response webinar series and a number of other COVID-19 resources on their website.

For more information on this event, please see below:

Coping with the Stress of Covid-19 for Public Safety Personnel

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Presented by Jeff Sych

Registered Psychologist

CEO of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation – Canada Inc.

Clinical Director of the Alberta Critical Incident Provincial Network

Stress is a part of everyday life. Stress for public safety personnel is unique due to the operational and organizational demands of their job. Stress and the possibility of psychological injury increases during a large-scale event, such as a pandemic. For many public safety personnel, the unprecedented restrictions have disrupted their normal coping strategies. This presentation will address the unique aspects of stress that public safety personnel face during Covid-19 as well as provide pragmatic ways of increasing one’s resistance and resiliency to the effects of this stress. 


To watch a recording of the Jeff Sych town hall, which will be posted on April 29, and to see more videos in CIPSRT’s pandemic response webinar series, please visit  CISPRT’s Town Hall page.