Build Your Resilience: Tools for Managing the Stress of COVID-19

June 15, 2021 | 9:30 – 11:00 am PST

Dear Members,  

We are pleased to invite you to CUPE BC’s Summer 2021 web conference offering. Please find the event details below: 

Title:  Build Your Resilience: Tools for Managing the Stress of COVID-19

Date:  Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Time:  9:30-11:00 am PST | 12:30-2:00 pm EST  (90 minutes)

Registration: Click here

Registration Deadline:  Monday, June 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm PST

Cost: FREE 

The web conference will feature guest presenter Diana Vissers, Occupational Health Consultant and CEO of Work to Wellness. To learn more about Diana, please click here and see below. 

Live captioning and translation in French will be provided. Members of all affiliated and non-affiliated locals are welcome to attend. 


Through the use of structured experiences, interactive presentation and audience engagement, this dynamic session is designed to help understand why we feel more stress due to the pandemic, introduce a framework for understanding our own mental health and wellness, and introduce tools to manage better.  

What will you learn?  

  • Understand why you feel anxiety related to COVID-19
  • Describe the continuum of mental health: From illness to wellness
  • Learn about stress and burnout and the connection between them
  • Learn how to reduce your work stress while doing your whole job
  • Learn the science of resilience: why some people seem to do better in times of stress
  • Learn three personal protection strategies to build resilience and practice 1 of them
  • Build a personal resiliency practice  


Diana Vissers, founder of Work to Wellness, is a passionate and effective workplace mental health thought leader.  She has been solving workplace mental health problems for more than 25 years.  Her diverse experience includes working in the private and public sectors, with Workers’ Compensation Boards, private disability insurance companies, employers, unions, and community based mental health agencies.  After completing her Master’s degree in Disability Management, she has gone on to inspire many employers and employees to build workplaces where people are engaged, healthy and productive.   She is known for her engaging, interactive workshops and her ability to simplify how we can better manage our own and other’s mental health at work.  Diana serves on the national advisory committee for Work Wellness Institute and designs and delivers psychological safety and return to work courses in the Occupational Health and Safety and Rehab and Disability Management programs at Simon Fraser University. She also conducts research and support in the first responder community in British Columbia.  As you will see, Diana’s enthusiasm for workplace health is contagious. 


CUPE BC has partnered with W.E. Travel to deliver the web conference. We welcome feedback from all webinar participants with regards to web platform accessibility, user-friendliness, and any other areas of improvement. A short survey will be sent out after each session. We thank you in advance for your input.  

We look forward to your participation during our web conference. Should you have any questions about the event, please contact our office ( for further assistance.