Coping Together: How community connection lifts us mentally, socially, and physiologically

Alumni UBC

Date: 19 Jun 2020

Presented by: Dr. Elisabeth Bailey, UBC School of Nursing; Dr. Frances Chen, UBC Dept of Psychology

Room: Alumni UBC Webinar Series

Time: 10:30 - 11:30am

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused stress for every member of society: whether it is job loss, financial insecurity, health and safety concerns, difficult choices, an unknown future, or social isolation. Frontline workers continue to provide essential services at their own risk, and those staying at home are facing isolation-fatigue, the pressure to work and manage family, and personal health and safety issues. For those without homes or living in unsafe places or already managing a crisis in their life, the pandemic presents further challenges to receiving much-needed social support. But in this time of fear and uncertainty, we’ve also been heartened by good news stories in our community: businesses have transitioned to supply personal protective equipment, students have volunteered to deliver groceries to seniors, and neighbours join together daily to cheer for frontline workers.

Join UBC experts Dr. Elisabeth Bailey, UBC School of Nursing, and Dr. Frances Chen, UBC Dept of Psychology, to discuss how community connection can continue to bring us hope, including what nurses can teach us from supporting patients, and the science behind coping with stress.


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