Resources to Help Navigate Uncertainty

This is a challenging time for the university community — a time to reach out for support if you need it, and lend it if you’re able.

These resources are here to help you navigate change in a way that suits your needs and preferences.

Assisting a Colleague in Distress

Staff Wellness Web Resource

Faculty and staff play an important role in supporting each other's mental health and wellbeing. Learn to recognize common signs of distress and how you can offer assistance to a colleague in distress.

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Mental Health Support Following Critical Incidents

Staff Wellness Web Resource

After a critical incident, leaders can play a significant role to reduce distress and help direct individuals to the appropriate on and off-campus resources for consultation and support.

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Common Reactions Following a Critical Incident

Critical incidents are unexpected, unusual events perceived by an individual as threatening or traumatic. They are often sudden, outside our normal frame of reference and a challenge to our ability to cope. If you experience a critical incident, you can have a wide range of reactions.

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Managing Stress

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

This resource supports workplace mental health and initiatives that increase knowledge and awareness of workplace psychological health and safety and provide practical resources and tools to help individuals address workplace stress.

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Stress Strategies

This resource looks at stress as a problem that can be addressed using practical problem-solving methods with an action plan that guides individuals to make use of these various strategies.

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Food Security

The Calgary Food Bank provides essential food hampers to those in need. For more information:

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  • If facing financial hardship due to COVID-19, contact your utility provider to defer bill payments Learn more
  • The Government of Alberta has increased protections for renters. Read more
  • The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has provided mortgage deferral info for home & property owners

Other Financial Support Resources

Career Coaching

Ready to take your career to the next level but not sure what that might look like? Working with a career specialist can help you identify and articulate your skills, aptitudes, values, personality traits, and interests as they relate to career choice. 

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Financial Coaching

Achieving financial peace of mind is possible. By taking the right steps you can maintain a positive cash flow, get out of financial trouble, and be financially prepared should difficulties or a crisis arise. Working with a financial expert can help you gain control of your money.

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Nutritional Support

Managing your physical health and wellbeing is important. The Nutritional Support Service through LifeWorks offers a holistic and proactive approach to your nutrition and wellness. 

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Resiliency Coaching

This Coaching program is offered as a component of the Career Counselling Service, which helps individuals become better able to perceive, process and respond to stressful situations. 

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Family Support

LifeWorks EFAP offers a personalized approach to helping you and your family through telephonic consultation with an advisor or a targeted resource package. You will receive information and advice to help cope with day-to-day or longer-term challenges associated with caregiving responsibilities. 


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Legal Advisory Services

Legal matters can be overwhelming and confusing to comprehend. LifeWorks can help make the process easier through their Legal Advisory Service which provides an easy and convenient access to a network of experienced lawyers.

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The wellbeing information on this website is provided as information to supplement other health resources.  This information should not replace as consultation, diagnosis, or treatment from qualified health care providers or support from community-based resources. 

External resources have been carefully selected but are not provided by UCalgary and UCalgary is not responsible for the content nor does UCalgary endorse products or services mentioned on these sites.  Suggested links and resources are intended to educate and supplement but not to replace UCalgary resources.