Brain activity, conceptual artwork

Sessions for local boards of health on Monday, November 15 from 3-4:30pm and repeated on Wednesday, December 8, from 10-11:30am

This session will be given by Charity Bell, Director of Learning and Development, Department of Mental Health.  She has spent the past 20 years studying how we respond to our environment and how we approach anxiety based on brain science and self-awareness. The approaches are rooted in her awareness of the stressful environment we are dealing with and as she state, “In this incredible, challenging time, even those who have never experienced anxiety may be aware of racing thoughts, brain and body exhaustion, and reduced effectiveness.  For those of us who experienced anxiety or currently have it, this is an extended visit from an unwelcomed guest.”    Charity will provide tools to understand what is happening in your brain and body, ways to respond to cues, and help you reframe your perceptions to effectively respond in a way that supports your well-being. Charity is known for her insightful, funny, and real approaches to the everyday challenges in working with and being a human.

The training objectives are to build awareness of signs of distress in self and others; understand the brain science behind “covid brain”; and use brain science to increase self-compassion and resiliency. Tools for responding in a healthy and professional way to people and the stressful environment while maintaining your own well-being!

Click on the following links to register for the day you wish to participate in the training session.  Same session offered 2 different days. Demand is high so please register as soon as possible.

  • Dial in: 1-866-692-3580
  • Access code: 2428 556 3136
  • Dial in: 1-866-692-3580
  • Access code: 2433 693 5725

CEUs will be available for the training for Registered Sanitarians, Environmental Health and Nursing.  If you have questions about the training, contact Erica Piedade, Director of Workforce Development, at

Thank you .  Erica M. Piedade,Director  of Workforce Development, Office of Local and Regional Health Department of Public Health –