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Mental Health and the Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions in the Workplace: Sophie Dubourg

Description: Sophie Dubourg gives examples of factors affecting mental health and identifies communities that are specifically at high risk during the pandemic.

Date: November 23, 2020

Duration: 00:01:12

Resolution: 1080p


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[Text on screen: "Mental health and the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the workplace: Sophie Dubourg"]

[Text on screen: "The COVID-19 pandemic can cause major stress in many areas of our lives."]

[Text on screen: "Easing workplace restrictions can trigger new anxieties. We need to think about the impact on mental health, especially for those communities that are most at risk."]

[Sophie Dubourg, Manager, Data, Policy and Support, Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace, addresses the camera.]

It's important to recognize that the pandemic has impacted people's mental health differently based on a broad range of demographic factors including age, sex, race, socio-economic status, geographic location and many more. Racialized communities, people with mental illness, front-line workers and LGBTQ Canadians are particularly vulnerable to negative mental health effects.

[Animation of a book flipping open followed by "canada.ca/school."]

["Canada" and an image of the Canadian flag appear on screen.]

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