Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Offers COVID-19 Wellness Workshop

Date Published: 
April 14th, 2022

CLPHA member the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh would like to pass along information about their COVID-19 Wellness Workshop to other members:

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a source of stress and decreased mental wellbeing. For many, it has exacerbated or created mental health challenges that can make it harder for them to go about their day, complete their jobs, or enjoy life fully. To combat this, HACP has partnered with the Center for Victims to create a space for community healing and host a conversation about how to take care of your mind, body, and spirit during this time of change and isolation.

The event will take place Thursday, April 21st at 10 AM on Facebook live stream and be led by Ms. Vanessa Mayers-Snyder, MSW of the Center for Victims. This COVID-19 Wellness Workshop isn't another talk about social distancing and vaccination: it will focus on coping strategies and self care tips attendees can use to work through their challenges.

Ms. Mayers-Snyder will educate attendees on trauma, mental health, and steps for self-care during this challenging time. Main topics will include what mental health issues have come up, and how trauma has impacted individuals over the course of the pandemic. By talking about what trauma is, and how people can cope with difficult experiences, HACP and the Center for Victims will guide participants towards tangible improvements in their mood, in addition to directing them to other helpful resources that can be used in struggles with serious mental health issues, victimization, or conflict.

Staff are encouraged to attend and participate in the process of community healing. The COVID Wellness Workshop will be available for viewing via Facebook livestream at 10AM ET on April 21 at www.facebook.com/HACPgh. To get in contact with the Center for Victims, call their 24-hour Help Line at 1-866-644-2882.

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