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The CHSA asks: How are we doing?

CHSA webinar to address mental wellbeing in the pandemic

Acknowledging the potential impact on the health of people in the cleaning and hygiene sector, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is hosting a mental wellbeing webinar for members called: ‘How are we doing?’

From isolation to anxiety, everyone is facing challenges in the pandemic. In our sector, these are compounded by working on the frontline to keep workplaces clean and safe, and maintaining the supply of essential cleaning and hygiene products. The pressure is intense.

Lorcan Mekitarian, Chair of the CHSA, explained: “Everyone is being challenged in the pandemic. Whether it’s home schooling, blurred boundaries between home and work or missing friends and family, we’ve all had to adapt. Those of us in the cleaning and hygiene sector can add the intense pressure to maintain the supply of essential products and cleaning on the frontline.

“People are resilient. They adapt but mustn’t be taken for granted. It’s why we are hosting this important webinar.”

During the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on how they are feeling. Top tips for maintaining positive wellbeing through these challenging times will also be shared.

The key areas to be covered are:

  • The stages of a crisis.
  • How humans manage uncertainty and respond differently to crises.
  • Participants’ position on the pressure-performance curve.
  • The ‘stress container’ and warning signs in ourselves and others.
  • Self-care.
  • External support available.

The webinar will be delivered by Lisa Whittleton of Illuminate VR. A mental health first aider, Lisa has an MSc in Occupational Psychology and is a member of the British Psychological Society and the Vocational Rehabilitation Association.

Webinar name: How are we doing?
Date: Wednesday 3 March 2021
Time: 10AM
Duration: One hour
Venue: via Zoom

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