COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Spectra Helpline is available to provide the following public education vehicles to the Region of Peel:


Elder Abuse

It is estimated that 2-10% of older adults will experience one or more forms of abuse at some point during their senior years. For Peel, that works out to about 130,000 seniors. Most victims are abused by someone close to them, such as a partner, relative, friend or caregiver. Those who are being abused may be unwilling or unable to report it due to a number of reasons; isolation, dependency, fear, control. In partnership with Family Services of Peel, Spectra Helpline manages the Peel Elder Abuse Support Program. As part of our commitment to reduce the number of incidents of elder abuse, and to support those being abused, Spectra Helpline will provide staff to:
- Present/talk about Elder Abuse and its impact, and
- Talk to the media on the subject of Elder Abuse

Please contact: 289-569-1200, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information.


Emotional Wellness in the Workplace

lunch and learn – 60 minutes
Workers spend 60% of their ‘awake’ hours at work, and with 21.4% of Canada’s working population currently experiencing a mental illness, we are seeing more and more mental health issues over-flow into the workplace. This session helps workers understand the need to create an open and safe work environment, and what they can do to help or get help. Specifically discussed:
- Introduction to Mental Health & Mental Health Issues
- Emotional Wellness in the Workplace
- Self-Care Strategies
- Resources available in the Peel Region (i.e. handouts)
Session Cost:
The session is free of charge to organizations (private, non-profit) located in the Region of Peel. For organizations outside of Peel, the cost is $150.

Please contact: 289-569-1200, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information.


Info About Spectra Helpline

With 5 programs and services that deal with suicide/crisis, mental health, and issues surrounding seniors, Spectra Helpline provides invaluable support to the Region of Peel. Spectra Helpline receives and makes over 100,000 calls each year. We would be pleased to provide information and/or present to your staff, volunteers, group, and share all of the good work that we do.

Please contact: 289-569-1200, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information.


 

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