Resources

The following tools, ideas, resources and information are provided to spark your interest and creativity and inspire you to consider health of mind, body and spirit in building a strong self-care practice to support you throughout your day.

SHA (Saskatoon Area) Fitness and Wellness Programs

Saskatchewan Health Authority provides  comprehensive workplace resources to help employees maintain and improve their health and well-being. Our Healthy Workplace Program provides employee assistance, health promotion and wellness services. 

Virtual Health Fair

Visit our virtual health fair which offers a variety of screenings, tools and resources to help you assess your current status and make improvements towards a healthier self. Select from a variety of health topics:

Well-Being Library

Online eBooks on Mindfulness, Self-Care and Stress Management available for all SHA employees to borrow.

Return to Work

For SHA (Saskatoon) employees – Helping You Return to Work After an Illness or Surgery

Give Me a Break!

Ideas to make room for a break at work.

Smart Event Planning

Are you planning a meeting, team building day, education session or social gathering for work? Keep these great tips in mind.

Additional Resources

Stress Management

Mayo Clinic: an expert blog on recent research and opinions


Stress and You: Shepell microsite with dedicated online resources regarding stress management


Psychological Health

Working Through It: A series of videos designed to speak directly to people struggling with mental health issues. Real people share their experiences of working through times of mental health pressures at work, off work and returning to work. The messages are in short video clips that answer the questions most relevant to those who need them.


Mental Health Works: Information to help employees and employers address mental health issues in the workplace.


Canadian Mental Health Association: Provides tips related to a wide variety of topics, including stress, children’s mental health, emotional wellness and aging.


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: A wealth of information to be found from Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital.


Workplace Strategies for Mental Health – A leading source of free, practical tools and resources designed to help Canadian employers with the prevention, intervention and management of workplace mental health issues. All of the Centre’s tools and resources are available in English and French to anyone, anywhere, at no cost.


Guarding Minds at Work: Free, comprehensive set of resources designed to protect and promote psychological health and safety in the workplace.


Physical Activity

in motion: a health promotion strategy to support physical activity throughout communities. It has successfully created a wide range of partnerships to build community awareness, develop targeted community-based strategies and create environments that support physical activity.


ParticipACTION: Provides lifestyle and activity tips, revealing facts about the consequences of inactivity, and inspirational stories from everyday people who have decided to lead an active lifestyle.


Canada’s Physical Activity Guide: Download this free guide and learn how to make wise choices about physical activity that will improve your health, help prevent disease, and allow you to get the most out of life.


Nutrition

Canada’s Food Guide: Find out how to make wise food choices whether you are eating at home, at school, at work or eating out.


Dietitians of Canada: Resources include nutrition information, recipes, healthy eating tips, and an online food log to track your consumption patterns.

Personal Health and Wellness

Women’s Mid-Life Health Centre of Saskatchewan -Improving women’s lives through better health during mid-life and beyond.


Resident Wellness, College of Medicine, USASK- Extensive list of resources focused on Resident wellness including supports for emotional and physical exhaustion, heightened anxiety, feelings of inefficacy, and social disconnection.


Kidney Foundation of Canada: Information about living with kidney disease, including details about research happenings , the various treatment options available, and educational events related to kidney disease and organ donation.


Canadian Diabetes Association: Find out about the symptoms and signs of diabetes and learn some important steps that you can take to prevent diabetes.


Heart and Stroke Foundation: Discover how high blood pressure, unhealthy food choices, smoking, and stress can increase your chances of having a heart attack or stroke — then find out what you can do about it.


Public Health Agency of Canada: Get your top questions answered about flu viruses, including H1N1, the differences between a cold and the flu, and everyday tips to prevent the flu.


Back Health: This Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website includes some simple, effective exercises that you can do at home or the office to address back health.

Shiftwork

Time Management for Shift Workers


Sleep: Do you get enough?


Work/Life Balance: for the good of your health


Your Guide to Healthy Sleep Provides the latest science-based information about Sleep from NHLBI


In Brief: Your Guide to Healthy Sleep


The Shiftworker’s Handbook – Canada Post


10 Nutrition Tips for Shift Workers


Tips From Shift Workers