At Unifor we know that this time is very difficult on the mental health of workers. Unifor cares about our members in the workplace and is always looking for ways to support them in the workplace and home.
One out of every five Canadians will experience mental illness in normal times. It is also okay to feel out of sorts because of the global COVID-19 crisis. During the pandemic, we must normalize, listen to, and empathize with those experiencing distress. Additionally, we remind those experiencing mental health challenges to find supports, as limited as they may be, that work for them in order to navigate through this crisis. Now more than ever, we must find strength in our community and support one another.
Unifor has launched a hub for member information about the pandemic at unifor.org/COVID19 and encourages members to check the site regularly for updates.
Here you will find resources related to staying well during the pandemic, the implications of isolation and quarantine, the disproportionate impact the crisis is having on equity seeking groups, community supports, and so much more.
We encourage you to explore this resource and use it to find helpful and appropriate supports.
Having a union means so much more than ensuring your workplace is fair. It means speaking up about issues that impact our fellow co-workers and ourselves. Mental Health is part of our Health & Safety at work and home.
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