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Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide

February 21, 2020 |
CERIC Publication Mental Health Guide

In the wake of a global mental health movement, career development practitioners now have a new resource to help them understand how career development interventions support positive mental health. Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide – written by Dave Redekopp and Michael Huston of Life-Role Development Group Ltd. and published by CERIC – is available for free download. The guide enables practitioners to connect career development services with clients’ mental health concerns while working ethically and inside the boundaries of their role and competence. The authors…

Career Services Guide: Supporting People Affected by Mental Health Issues

November 24, 2015 |
ceric

Career Services Guide seeks to improve employment for people with mental health issues A new CERIC-funded Career Services Guide is seeking to improve the employment outcomes for people living with mental health problems and illnesses at a time when one in five Canadians experience a mental health issue, with an annual cost to the economy of more than $50 billion. Entitled Career Services Guide: Supporting People Affected by Mental Health Issues, the guide, along with supporting videos, has been developed by the Nova Scotia Career Development Association (NSCDA) with project…

Health: Is Your Lifestyle Killing You?

May 6, 2015 |

By Ken Keis. Health care is quickly becoming the number one concern in the Western world. People are now looking at the quality of their life as equal to, or more important, than the length of their life. How are you treating your body? Today our life expectancy is higher than ever; the average lifespan for men and women exceeds 70 years. As the baby boomers reach retirement age, they are expecting an active lifestyle — not the past stereo-typical “doing nothing” view of retirement. In fact, most want the option of…

Mental Health Week

May 4, 2015 |

Every year, one in five Canadians experience issues related to mental health or addiction. May 4-10, 2015 – Mental Health Week CMHA’s Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. Host your own Mental Health Fundraiser. Use this toolkit of materials to help promote CMHA’s 64th annual Mental Health Week. There are also four different factsheets that highlight this…

5 Ways to Boost Your Personal Brand

January 30, 2015 |
CPC Personal Career Branding

By Janet Barclay. You’ve worked hard to get to where you are. Money’s flowing in, your family is well taken care of and you have the material things you need. This is not an uncommon scenario, but there’s one major problem. Success is often attained at the expense of one’s personal well-being. But you don’t have to travel down this dangerous road. Instead, here are some simple actions you can take to invest in yourself and your personal brand so your professional life will continue to flourish: 1. Aim for…

Creating a Healthy Society

May 13, 2010 |

By Ken Keis. Health has always been a big part of my life. A former bodybuilder and triathlon competitor, with a technologist diploma in nutrition and genetics, I find it very difficult to accept feeling unwell or gaining weight. Health care is quickly becoming the #1 concern in the Western world. Today our life expectancy is higher than ever―the average lifespan for men and women exceeds 75 years. People are now looking at the quality of their life as being equal to—or even more important than―the length of their life.…