We have been all impacted by the unique disruption due to COVID-19 and we have all been asked to leave what has been familiar to us and embrace the unfamiliar and its associated uncertainty. In efforts to address the spread of the virus we have all be asked to self-isolate, which poses its own risks. Being socially connected to others is something we as humans are hard-wired to desire and is a fundamental need. Whether you are alone or feel alone, experiencing increased levels of anxiety, stress, and depression from not having human contact is a normal experience during pandemics. This webinar will discuss strategies on supporting ourselves and our students dealing with feeling lonely from lack of social interaction due to self-isolation.
Mental Health and Wellness Specialist
keep.meSAFE by guard.me
Christina Furtado is a Mental Health Counsellor in the areas of addiction, anger management, behavioural intervention, self-esteem, mood-related disorders, and anxiety and trauma-related disorders. With clinical experience in outpatient mental health programs, inpatient addiction rehabilitation centres, and over 20 years of experience within the educational sector, most recently with keep.meSAFE by guard.me as a Mental Health andWellness Specialist. Christina works to fulfil their ongoing commitment to each student’s mental health, while working with partners to promote positive well-being and to break down the barriers and stigma around mental health. Christina is a practicing member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMP) since 2015 and continues to be involved in various mental health initiatives across Canada.