Chair – MaryAnn MacKinnon
Member – Harpinder Sandhu

Stress at work is one of the leading causes of people being off sick. The majority of people experience stress at some point during their working life.

Employees are interrupted 7 times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. We cannot control everything in our environment, but there are ways to manage.

Taking care of ourselves doesn’t’ require a total lifestyle change or overhaul. There are a few things we can do to create more calm and peace in our day.

  1. Take a few deep breathes
  2. Act rather than react
  3. Eliminate unnecessary interruptions
  4. Prioritize your priorities
  5. Plan regular breaks
  6. Get up and move around

Remember EFAP is available to all BC Assessment employees (temporary & permanent, your spouse, dependent children, and family members living under your roof.

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