Building a Healthy Workplace
Over the past 50 years we have
seen the move from the industrial revolution to the information
revolution. Increasingly, organizations handle information as
a commodity and as a result there has been the rise of the
knowledge worker. The
other side of this change is that employees rely on their brain to
contribute value and to provide for their families. What
happens when their brain fails them as a result of mental
According to the Canadian Mental
Health Association (CMHA), mental illness will impact 1 in 5
Canadians. Because of the impact on their families and
communities this number can rise to 1 in 3. CMHA's defines a
mental disorder as health
conditions that are characterized by alternations in thinking,
mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with
distress and/or impaired
The last point is the reason for
this important conference. Impaired functioning results in:
absenteeism, and low productivity. Some questions this
conference hopes to explore include:
- What is the role and some of the challenges mental health poses
in the workplace?
- How can managers create environments where business needs are
being met and employees flourish?
- How can we deal proactively with our staff who are going
through a challenging time and make sure they come out
- What happens if we or a member of family/social circle becomes
mentally ill? What resources are available?
This session will examine the
facts of mental health and provide tools for leaders to help manage
the impact on the organization.
Speakers and Moderator:
- Georgette Reed, City of Edmonton, Health &
Wellness Coordinator, Fire Rescue Services: The stigma of mental
health and myth busters.
- Pamela Kollross, City of Edmonton,Health
Promotion Consultant, Corp. Safety & Disability Management: The
City of Edmonton's Psychological Health and Safety Pilot
- Robert Manolson, Creator & Facilitator of
Powerful Play Experiences: How to Live with Mental
- Linda Shaw (and Flynn), NAIT Student
Counsellor and her therapy dog.
- Scott Aylwin, Senior Director, Addiction
and Mental Health, Covenant Health.
- Isabel Henderson (Moderator), Senior Operating
Officer Alberta Health Services, Glenrose Rehabilitation
Price: $60 person
8:00 am - Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:30 am to 11:30 am - Presentation & Questions
on May 13, late registrations cannot be accepted.
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Post in Your Work Place.
Greetings from Marcia Nelson,
Executive Council Deputy Minister.
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