#BuildBackBetter Digital Conversations: Supporting Mental Health in Social Impact Work

On October 6, 2020, we brought together four speakers to explore supporting mental health in social impact work.

The collective psychological trauma of the pandemic is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Health Canada estimates that 11 million Canadians are experiencing high levels of stress, and close to 2 million are experiencing traumatic stress in the wake of COVID-19.

Youth in particular are facing increased stress levels with a record high unemployment rate of 29.4 percent in May and studies showing that Canadian students who graduate into a recession will earn 9 percent less over the course of their careers. All while being cut off from their usual sources of support.

How can the social sector be a leader in integrating mental health support to not only their beneficiaries but also their staff, supporting balance in purpose-oriented work?

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