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Greater Vancouver Community Services Society offers a podcast for staff working in Community Living, Home Support and Supported Housing.

GVCSS Heartbeats Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

    • Health & Fitness

Greater Vancouver Community Services Society offers a podcast for staff working in Community Living, Home Support and Supported Housing.

    Sleep Hygiene - Are you getting enough sleep?

    Sleep Hygiene - Are you getting enough sleep?

    Join Kristie, Mandeep, Melanie, Les, Karen and Liz for a round table discussion on how to get a good sleep.  
    Links:
    https://www.sleepassociation.org/about-sleep/sleep-hygiene-tips/
    Calming meditation used by Liz:
    https://soundcloud.com/sanctuarymentalhealth/a-calm-place-meditation-with-hillary-mcbride
    Blue Light Glasses:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Blue-Blocking-Glasses/s?k=Blue+Blocking+Glasses

    • 28 min
    How Do You Practice Self-Care?

    How Do You Practice Self-Care?

    Kristie and Liz are joined by Heidi, Charlotte, Justin and Mandeep in a round table discussion about self-care.  How do you practice self-care? What gets in the way of practicing self-care? These are just some of the questions we explore.
    Stay tuned to the end of the podcast where we announce a special contest for GVCSS employees.  Deadline for the contest is March 25, 2022.
    Resources mentioned in today's episode:
    The Healthy Mind Platter: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276293360_The_Healthy_Mind_Platter
    Self Care Wheel: https://ttaconline.org/Resource/JWHaEa5BS75g1fTmIM5EeA/Resource-self-care-wheel-canadian-mental-health-association
    Self care assessment: https://www.therapistaid.com/worksheets/self-care-assessment.pdf
     CMHA Bounce Back Program: https://bouncebackbc.ca/#gf_3

    • 34 min
    Surviving and Thriving in Times of Change

    Surviving and Thriving in Times of Change

    Kristie Clark, Melanie Mendonca, Terence Blancas discuss Surviving and Thriving during times of change and COVID-19. How do we show compassion to ourselves when it feels like we're only surviving?  What fuels us and helps us thrive? This episode mentions the Mobile Response Team. They can be reached at 1-888-686-3022.

    • 33 min
    Introducing GVCSS Heartbeats

    Introducing GVCSS Heartbeats

    Welcome to GVCSS Heartbeats, a brand new podcast that will be exploring, discovering, and discussing wellness for frontline caregivers. 
    We will be broadcasting bi-monthly on the 15th of December, February, April, June, August and October. 
    GVCSS or Greater Vancouver Community Supports Society, is a not-for-profit health care organization that provides home support and community living services.
    The hosts for this podcast will be Kristie Clark, Liz Epp, and Melanie Mendonca from GVCSS. 

    Join us for our first episode on December 15th that will be looking at Thriving or Surviving during Change. We all know that change is a constant for health care workers so we thought we would start here. 
    Special thank you to Grant Sawatzky and Sean Evans for composing the  awesome music for our podcast. 

    • 1 min

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