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November message from LifeSpeak : Type 2 Diabetes

More than 400 million people around the world live with diabetes.  1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to it each year.

This month, join us in recognizing World Diabetes Day that is on November 14th. Created by the WHO and IDF in 1991, the day is now observed by more than 1 billion people in 160 countries. Learn more about the condition with the LifeSpeak resources below.

Learn more now with LifeSpeak experts.

On November 22nd at 12:00 p.m. ET the Ask the Expert web chat by Jennifer Mervyn addresses how to manage stress and build resilience.

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Understand and improve your mental health with help from LifeSpeak experts

We all know that feeling. Something isn’t quite right. We’re stressed and tired, anxious or depressed. We know we need to make a change but don’t know exactly what—or how.

Developing and maintaining a healthy mental state is critical to almost every aspect of our lives, from our relationships to our diet to our professional success. If we want to remain balanced, focused and productive, we need to take care of our mental health in the same way we take care of our physical health.

To do so, we need the right tools and the right information from people we can trust.

In this campaign, our experts will help you understand mental illness, navigate the mental health care system as a racialized person, find the right therapist, cultivate emotional intelligence and much more. They’ll facilitate your personal growth so you can embrace challenges and enjoy the success you seek in all areas of your life.

On October 26 at 12:00 p.m. ET the Ask the Expert web chat by Russell Kolts addresses how to take care of your mental health.

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On this topic the United Church Bookstore has The Healing Oasis: Guided Meditations for Mind, Body, and Spirit and Returning to the Healing Oasis: Guided Meditations for Mind, Body, and Spirit. These resources provide spiritually-minded guided meditations suitable for individuals and groups for both church and non-church settings to help you take the time to cultivate to your mental wellbeing as we do our physical wellbeing.

LifeWorks’ webinar to mark World Mental Health Day

Join us on October 4, 11 a.m. (EDT) at Leave no one behind: A total approach to workplace mental health, a thought leadership webinar brought to you by LifeWorks Learning.

The webinar is a precursor to World Mental Health Day, which falls on October 10. World Mental Health Day provides an opportunity for everyone in the workplace to reflect on how they can protect and improve their mental health and that of their colleagues.

Mental health experts Stéphane Grenier, Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired), Canadian Armed Forces and Paula Allen, Global Leader and SVP, Research and Total Wellbeing will speak about new workplace mental health solutions to meet the needs of diverse workforces at the event.

In light of recent trends such as Quiet Quitting and Great Resignations, LifeWorks is also launching Total Mental Health, a new mental health solution for employees that delivers on-demand mental health support through easy-to-read data and insights about employees’ mental health and well-being.

You will also get access to an exclusive preview of Total Mental Health at the event.

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September 2022 - By the Numbers

The Benefits Centre team is pleased to announce that we have made 17 lump sum payments and 4,768 regular pension payments following the transition from RBC Investor and Treasury Services to LifeWorks in May. All thanks to LifeWorks' Ariel payroll system that streamlined the payroll run and generated one payroll run instead of two for monthly pensions and lump sums. Check out more details below!

Ariel Payroll September Infographic

Become the CEO of Your Own Health

The last couple years have been unlike anything we’ve experienced before. We’ve had so much to manage, it’s no surprise that some of us have slipped into unhealthy habits  – but that’s okay! During unprecedented times, we need to be gentle with ourselves, but it’s also good to take a moment to re-evaluate our habits. This month LifeSpeak experts will talk about different health aspects and help us becoming the CEO of our own health!

On September 21st at 12:00 p.m. ET, the Ask the Expert web chat by Marty Martin addresses how to fall asleep and stay asleep during the night.

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This Month From LifeSpeak

The last two years brought a lot of changes to our lives. Work has been one of them and we had to adapt to remote and flexible work. This month, our LifeSpeak expert will give practical tips on how to make flexible and remote work a success!

On Aug 24 at 12:00 p.m. ET the Ask the Expert web chat by Sharon Selby addresses how to Prepare for Back to School and Return to Office.

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