On April 12, PHC’s Wellness Program launched the “Boosting Personal Resilience” training at Holy Family Hospital with support from Nicky Dhugga, Director of Operations LTC, and Jody Burrell, Resident Care Manager.

So far, over 83 LTC care staff have participated in an opportunity to pause and reflect on what is important for them to enhance their well-being, actively identify what they need, and consider strategies that work for them.

Some of the small group, 45-minute session topics include:

  • Building Problem Solving Skills
  • Promoting Positive Activities
  • Managing Reactions
  • Promoting Helpful Thinking
  • Rebuilding Health Connections

Post session surveys indicate that 95% of the participants feel that this training is relevant to the work they do and feel that it will help them increase their wellness in the workplace.  This training is part of PHC’s Workforce + Wellness strategy, a comprehensive set of actions, pilot projects, initiatives and education.​

Caption: HFH staff attending Boosting Personal Resilience training on May 10.

Providing the best care to the people we serve is dependent on our own health and wellness. We can’t work if we’re not well, and work cannot be what makes us unwell. For 2023 we are working on a set of actions and strategies that will help us to create a healthy and safe work environment where everyone can flourish. We are also building out initiatives to bring new people to Providence, and keep the amazing people we currently have. If you have an idea that would improve your work life, please send it to Ideas: Forward. If you have questions or feedback about Workforce + Wellness, please be in touch:missionforward@providencehealth.bc.ca