Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Daily case numbers and information for businesses and workers.

Effective Friday, November 27th:

  • New guidance for performance and gaming venues, indoor public events, licensed establishments
  • Restrictions on team/group sports
  • Mandatory masking expansion

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Peer Support Training

What is Peer Support?

While healthcare workers and physicians often discuss critical incidents they've had in the workplace, these discussions are generally focused on logistical concerns, rather than the emotional impact on staff. We recognize that staff are not always given the chance to discuss the 'experience' aspect of traumatic events and that little, if any, time is dedicated to discussing the impact of cumulative stress – workplace induced stress that builds up over time.

Due to the nature of work within healthcare settings, and the culture of 'stoicism' that is believed to be expected, it is not uncommon for staff to develop a psychological 'body armour'. This enables us to fulfill the duties of our job, while also acting as protection, overriding emotional reactions during extremely challenging events. While the ability to emotionally disconnect assists healthcare providers and physicians to perform stressful tasks optimally, it can also create a 'culture of silence' around mental health issues and can negatively impact our overall health and well-being.

Speaking up and engaging others in having open and honest conversations about increased stress and its impact on well-being is important and never a sign of weakness. Let's work together to end the culture of silence around mental health in the workplace.

Psychosocial Support Network - 1-day Peer Support Training

Peer Support is healthcare workers supporting and advocating for each other. We are all in this together!

As part of the SHA COVID-19 response, in efforts to build resilience across the SHA, 1-day Peer Support Training is being offered. This training is specially designed for healthcare workers (HCW) and physicians to learn more about crisis intervention skills and how to best provide peer support to their colleagues. The aim is to strengthen capacity for now and into the future.

This 1-day, Webex delivered, curriculum brings together some of the most frequently used skills to support HCWs and physicians to enhance functioning during highly stressful times. The instructors are International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) Authorized Instructors and will adhere to the curriculum and training information as it is provided in the ICISF courses.

For more detailed information about the 1-day Peer Support Training, learning opportunity dates and how to register, please view the Peer Support Training Course Outline.

Please note: HCWs interested in training need to have a discussion with their managers regarding support and approval to attend prior to expressing interest.

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