Self Care Resources
Findings from the SAOT Members’ Workplace Psychological Health Survey
In June 2015, 141 SAOT members responded to the Occupational Therapy Workplace Psychological Health survey. The three series of the findings of that survey are as follows:
PART 1 – MASLACK BURNOUT INVENTORY
PART 2 – UTRECHT WORK ENGAGEMENT SCALE-9
PART 3 – WORK ADDICTION
Fatigue in the Occupational Therapy Workplace
Tired? Have a seat and let’s talk about occupational therapists’ fatigue in the workplace. Discover how workplace fatigue can affect your personal health and safety, the well-being of your family, colleagues and care recipients, and the productivity of your workplace. Click here to view the website.
This new resource includes access to:
- Evidence-based research
- Current policy documents
- Resources for action at the personal, management and policy levels
- Recommendations to manage fatigue in OT workplaces
Complete the self-assessments to receive a downloadable professional development certificate!
Violence in the Occupational Therapy Workplace
The Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta, with an Occupational Health and Safety Innovation and Engagement grant from Alberta Labour, is building a workplace violence educational resource website. The website is specifically about and for occupational therapists (OTs) and OT students. An important part of this work is gathering information about OTs’ and students’ experiences of workplace violence. To do this, the Department of Occupational Therapy is using the World Health Organization’s survey tool – Workplace Violence in the Health Sector.
Your opinion and experiences matter. Please participate in the OT workplace survey. For more details, click here.
Alberta Pain Strategy
The Pain Society of Alberta (PSA) developed its Alberta Pain Strategy through a Pain Summit in March 2015 and was subsequently approved by the PSA membership at its annual general meeting in October. Click here to download PSA’s letter and Strategy. PSA’s aim is to engage all stakeholders in moving the Alberta Pain Strategy forward. The PSA welcomes your feedback on this document. Contact Glyn.
Pediatric Sleep Council
The Pediatric Sleep Council was created to provide accurate and up-to-date information on sleep in young children for parents. The goal is to provide comprehensive and expert-based information on baby and toddler sleep that is freely available to the public. The Pediatric Sleep Council is an international team of people with expertise in all aspects of sleep and development in young children. We represent pediatric sleep experts, including physicians, psychologists, and researchers. Click HERE.
Mental Health Resources
Addiction and Mental Health Video Presentations by Dr. Joel Paris and Dr. Richard Hibbard
Youth Addiction and Mental Health - Help4Me
Mental health issues and substance use problems often begin in the teen and early adult years. Addressing the issue early can help to reduce the supports needed and increases the chance for a better long-term outcome and improved mental wellness.
The Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research, and the Canadian Mental Health Association of Edmonton have developed a website, Help4Me, to help young people recognize and understand early signs and symptoms of addiction and mental health problems that they, or someone they know, may be facing.
New Mental Health Resource for Health Care Providers and Caregivers Developed by SickKids Experts Over the next few months, CAPHC Conversations will be featuring articles and resources from the AboutKidsHealth website. Contact Sean Schurr for more information.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has developed lessons and activities to generate interest in the study of sleep medicine and to raise awareness of sleep disorders. Using the Academy’s expertise in the field of sleep and sleep disordered breathing, they have developed a series of free resources that encourage scientific inquiry. Click here to view the Academy’s comprehensive lesson plans, activities, assessment tools and presentations.