Mental Health in the Workplace
November 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
By age 40, about 50% of the population will have, or have had, a mental illness and the earlier a problem is detected and treated, the better the outcome. Everyone has a role to play in supporting workplace mental health and this webinar will help you to:
- Reduce mental health stigma among co-workers
- Better recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
- Increase your knowledge about appropriate treatments
- Increase staff confidence in helping others
Participants will receive practical and professionally recommended resources, as well as tips and best practices for supporting the well-being of co-workers. There will be time to ask the presenting Mental Health Expert questions about mental health issues affecting your organization.
I liked that Tammy made it interactive with questions for the group. – City of Belleville
Audience: All Staff, including Management Team Staff, including Executive Directors/CEOs, Directors & Managers (HR, Communications, and Volunteer Coordinators), as well as staff that have contact with the public and volunteers.
The webinar was excellent and gave really good information at a level that most folks readily understood. I particularly liked that she stressed that we cannot diagnose – we are there to support. So important! -United Church of Canada
Benefits of a mentally healthy workplace:
- Operational Success: Mentally healthy workplaces demonstrate higher levels of employee and volunteer motivation, commitment and creativity, as well as better decision making.
- Productivity: Happy and psychologically healthy employees and volunteers work harder and more efficiently.
- Cost Savings: There is a strong link between mental health, physical well-being and injury prevention, disability and absenteeism.
- Improved Relations: Better mental health among employees and volunteers results in fewer conflicts and complaints.
We have been thoroughly enjoying the Mental Health webinar that you have been hosting and have come away with lots of great tidbits. – Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Optional Webinar Recordings: Participants have the option of purchasing access to the webinar recording for 7 days following the live event.
- 100% of past participants said they now have a better understanding of mental health in the workplace.
- 100% of past participants said they got strategies to help their staff and colleagues.
- 100% of past participants said they were better able to identify the signs and symptoms of mental health issues.
- 100% of past participants said they came away with ideas on how to foster a healthy workplace.
“Great refresher and gap analysis of where I was at in understanding mental health issues.”
“Great suggestions on ways we can support co-workers!” – Ministry of the Attorney General
- Gain an understanding of various mental health issues
- Increase mental health awareness to help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness
- Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress
- Learn strategies to help employees, colleagues and volunteers feel more comfortable having conversations related to mental health
- Learn how to provide compassionate support and understanding
- Get simple but effective tools and strategies to manage personal and co-worker stress
- Ask questions about your organization’s specific challenges
Liked that you gave suggestions and not just theory. Gave real life examples. – YMCA of Simcoe MuskokaThe interaction really helped to drive home important points. – Niagara College
INCLUDED IN THE WEBINAR:
- High quality instruction by an Mental Health Expert
- Copies of the webinar slides (.pdf)
- Access to the webinar recording (optional)
- A chance to ask all your questions
- Resources, best practices, tips and tools
- A chance to network with other professionals
- Official recognition for your participation (that you can share on LinkedIn, Facebook or your resume)
“We all loved the music that was playing prior to the webinar starting. Everyone who walked into the room immediately smiled or started dancing! It was such a great way to ease any uncomfortable feelings. Thank you!” – Canadian Opera Company
Mental Health 101 (1:00-2:00pm)
Improve mental health awareness and psychological health and safety of your organization. Mental Health 101 provides employees with an understanding various mental health issues, builds mental health awareness and helps reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Participants will learn strategies for maintaining their mental wellness and for providing compassionate support and understanding to colleagues, friends and family.
Stress Essentials – (2:15-3:00pm)
Stress can have a detrimental effect on the health and wellbeing of employees, as well as a negative impact on productivity. Learn to recognize signs and symptoms of stress as well as simple but effective tools and strategies to manage the stress of employees, colleagues, and yourself.
How to Help & Ask for Help: Resources & Strategies for Supporting Individuals In Need – (3:15-4:00pm)
Asking for help is the first step for many in improving their mental health. Learn strategies to help employees and colleagues feel more comfortable having conversations related to mental health; provide emotional support and practical help to co-workers or loved ones; and know where to find resources and programs in your area.
- By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness
- In a recent major Canadian study, 82% of responding organizations ranked mental health conditions in their top three causes of short term disability (72% for long-term)
- 30% of all short and long term disability claims are due to mental health problems and illnesses
- The cost of a disability leave for a mental illness is about double the cost of a leave due to a physical illness.
- 64% of Ontario workers would be concerned about how work would be affected if a colleague had a mental illness
- 39% of Ontario workers indicate that they would not tell their managers if they were experiencing a mental health problem
- 40% of respondents to a 2016 survey agreed they have experienced feelings of anxiety or depression but never sought medical help for it
- Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age
- 42% of Canadians were unsure whether they would socialize with a friend who has a mental illness
- Almost one half (49%) of those who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor about this problem