Free Webinars to Move Your Mental Health Strategy Forward
These webinars cover a range of workplace mental health strategies, and include valuable insights and lessons. Each one-hour webinar provides participants with practical advice, skills and tools that can be used to support positive change in their own workplaces. Register for upcoming webinars and access past presentations below. Learn more about our certified trainers. Creating a Physically and Mentally Healthier Workplace This webinar was originally presented July 19, 2016—view the presentation online. Speakers: Julia Kaisla, CMHA BC and Samantha Hartley-Folz, BC Healthy Living Alliance This webinar presents an overview of both the Working on Wellness (WoW) program and the Safe and Sound mental health training program, with an explanation of how participants can access them to improve employee health and create a more supportive workplace. Building a Stronger and More Resilient First Responder Organization August 18, 2016 from noon – 1:00 pm PST Speaker: Steve Fraser, Vancouver Firefighters It’s been recognized that first responders experience distressing and recurring traumatic events in the course of their duties, and psychological injuries and illness can arise from both single or prolonged, repeat exposures. In this webinar, participants will get a preview to a comprehensive, skill building workshop for first responders where they will be provided with the tools used to strengthen psychological health through early identification of injury, peer support, increased mental health literacy and overall awareness. Suicide and the Workplace September 9, 2016 from noon – 1:00 pm PST Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Stephany, Douglas College Suicide is not a topic that we gravitate to because it is sad and even scary. But all of us need to learn how to increase our comfort level in talking about suicide if we want to help prevent it. This dynamic session on suicide and the workplace is designed to provide individuals and organizations with practical information and insights on how to help someone who is suicidal. A Case Study on a Workplace Peer Support Program October 19, 2016 from noon – 1:00 pm PST Speaker: Lyne Wilson, NAV CANADA Participants will learn how NAV CANADA created their organizational peer support program, Light the Way, where employees use their own struggles with mental health to support others in the organization. This award-winning program fosters an accepting workplace culture that openly acknowledges the reality of mental health conditions, resulting in reduced short and long-term disability associated with mental health absences across the organization. Accommodating Addiction: Best Practices November 7, 2016 from noon – 1:00 pm PST Speaker: Julie Menten, Roper Greyell Law and policy in relation to workplace addiction issues is complex and continues to evolve. Participants in this session will learn about recent legal decisions and be provided with practical tips as to what these cases mean for employers, unions and employees. How to Create a Positive and High-Performing Culture December 8, 2016 from noon – 1:00 pm PST Speakers: Lori Charvat, Sandbox Consulting and Ric Matthews, Executive Management Professional Shifting culture can provide challenges and opportunities for any organization, especially given today’s rapidly shifting workplace expectations. During this session, participants can expect to gain some practical insights and learn creative ideas for fostering a positive workplace culture in their own organizations.