Finding resilience during the holiday season – What can EAP do for you?

December 9, 2019 - Defence Stories

Not everyone thinks of the holidays as a “season to be jolly.”

Many find this time of year to be stressful and overwhelming, and simply count down the days until the season comes to an end.

“The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, meant to re-connect with loved ones, family and friends,” said Julie Charron, Champion for the Employee Assistance Program and ADM (Review Services).  “While the intention is always to have a relaxing time, the holidays can come with stresses that take their toll. Defence Team members are encouraged to practice self-care throughout the holidays and to not hesitate to access departmental resources available to them.”

There are a variety of tips to help navigate the turbulence of the holidays and to maintain resilience throughout the ups and downs you might experience. The Canadian Mental Health Association offers the following ten tips:

Many of these tips can help build resiliency, which in-turn, can relieve stress and help recapture the spirit of the holidays.

DND Civilian employees have access to:

Mental Health Resources:

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: