Balancing work and family

Balancing work and family

Conflicting demands of work and family can leave us feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

A report based on a Canada-wide study undertaken in 2001 into work-life conflict discusses how these conflicting demands can have a negative impact on individuals and their families and on the organizations where they work.

As noted in the report, work-life conflict has been an increasingly common trend for Canadians. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. The report has lots of ideas about how organizations, employees and their families can help reduce work-life conflict - and its negative consequences.

Triple P -a free, positive parenting program offered in the City of Greater Sudbury -also has some great ideas about balancing work and family demands, as well as how to better organize the morning ritual of getting ready for school and work.

And, check out the resources on the Canadian Mental Health Association’s website that deal with work-life balance.

Most workplaces offer employee assistance programs (EAPs) to help workers deal with a wide range of personal problems. These programs usually include counseling services, and they’re almost always free. Get in touch with your manager, human resources officer or union to see if your workplace has such a program. Or, check out the topic titled  Getting help through counselling for other free or affordable counselling options in Greater Sudbury.

Finally, Ontario Health Nexus has some great ideas about working during pregnancy and returning to work after having had a baby.



This content was prepared and reviewed by the City of Greater Sudbury and its partners. However, it should not take the place of advice from your health care provider or other professionals working with you and your child. 

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