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Self and Community Care: Building Skills to Manage Stress is a Course

Self and Community Care: Building Skills to Manage Stress


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We don’t always take the time to care for and nurture ourselves and we sometimes require support in integrating relaxation and our personal needs into daily life. This two-part workshop series focuses on increasing mental health literacy for individuals.

Participants will learn about the body’s stress response and how to identify these responses in themselves. They will have an opportunity to take a stress index, explore what self and community care means to them and identify key UBC resources that can be engaged to support work life integration and positive mental health.


Part 1 - Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Part 2 - Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Please attend both sessions. 

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST 

Location: Zoom. Once you register for the course, you will be directed to the course Canvas page where you can find the Zoom link. 

Audience: All faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver and Okanagan


Erica Altomare (BEd, MEd) is a Workplace Wellbeing Learning Specialist with UBC HR. She is a BC-certified educator who has worked at the intersection of wellbeing and social justice education for the past decade. Erica's work and passions predominantly lie in building strong and supportive community spaces that enable people to learn, grow, and thrive. She is a life long learner who is constantly re-thinking what it means to learn and educate through an anti-colonial and anti-racist lens. Erica has a vast amount of facilitation experience both in Canada and abroad and is fueled by the opportunity to learn from the stories and experiences of others. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and spending time in nature. She loves nothing more than getting lost in a good book or sharing a good meal with friends and family.
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