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Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

September 26, 2019
10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
60 Minutes
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$145. One Participant
$295. Group Attendees

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$395. Group Attendees

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Mental health support and management programs require the involvement of all employees from the CEO to the frontline workers. Each employee must be educated on their individual responsibilities in order to efficiently and effectively carry them out.

Companies who know the importance of employee involvement also understand the importance of solid training programs.This mental health training programs provide your managers and employees with the understanding that they need to support employee success when they or their colleagues are distressed.

Nancy Gowan will provide your employees with practical mental health training to allow them to support coworkers in the workplace who are struggling with mental health conditions or distress.

Why should you Attend: As an HR Manager, manager or coworker do you know how to respond when someone is distressed?

If you do not support employees in distress you can be losing quality, time and productivity that is impacting your business As an manager having the right conversation at the right time can provide your employee with the support they need to get help in the workplace and look after their recovery.

Do you know the resources you can offer? Do you know what work adjustments are best for the employee? Do you know your role in the workplace?

This webinar will cover your responsibilities, resources and approaches to support employees to stay at work and return to productivity and health.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • What is mental illness
  • How to recognize the signs of distress and harm and respond in a proactive way
  • How to have the crucial conversation (focusing on support and not counselling or advising)
  • How to provide tools and work adjustments to support stay at work or return to work
  • Resources to offer employees

Who Will Benefit:
  • HR
  • Managers
  • Lead Hands
  • Health and Safety Representatives

Nancy J. Gowan, B.H.Sc. (O.T.), O.T. Reg. (Ont.), CDMP President, Gowan Health Consultants and Gowan Consulting

she is a registered Occupational Therapist and Certified Disability Management Professional with experience working in industrial rehabilitation, accommodation and stay at work planning. She is the owner of a national health and disability management company offering support across Canada and now into the US. Over the past 30 years, she has worked in partnership with employers, employees and unions to develop customized strategies that improve employee success and productivity. She has presented at national and international forums on accommodation and disability management and regularly contributes to disability management education through workshops and training programs as well as online newsletters.

Among her many publications, dating back to 1990, Nancy coauthored a chapter on “Ergonomics in Disability Management” in Ergonomics for Therapists, 3rd edition, 2007. She has written the “Human Resource Managers Guide to Managing Disability in the Workplace” with Carswell, Thomson Reuter’s first edition published in 2010 and second edition published in 2016.

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