Continuing the conversation – an open virtual forum for nurses to share how they are feeling during COVID-19

Webinar: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2:30-4:00 pm ET

RNAO is aware nurses across this province – especially those working on the frontlines of COVID-19 – are experiencing tremendous levels of physical and emotional stress and burnout. We know this can affect your mental health and well-being at this challenging time and that you may have less time to devote to your own self-care. 

To further understand the impact of COVID-19 on our nursing community and on our colleagues, and the best ways we can continue to provide support, RNAO initiated an open forum webinar series.

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, RNAO hosted the first open forum with 130 participants and heard firsthand how nurses are feeling during COVID-19. Feedback on the first forum was very positive; participants felt supported, more connected and heard about new resources and strategies for coping.

We are continuing the conversation on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 2:30-4 pm (ET). This time, we will host breakout sessions to provide more opportunities to discuss the following themes identified in the first forum:

  • dealing with multiple losses and grief
  • time out from COVID  – learning to let go
  • taking care of yourself
  • organizational support for well-being

All RNs, NPs, RPNs and nursing students in Ontario – in all roles and sectors – are invited to participate in this heart-to-heart sharing with colleagues. You may wish to share how things are going for you or you can simply join and listen in. We are holding our open forum every two weeks.

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For help and support, see links here. If you are in a crisis call 911 or visit the emergency department of your local hospital.