Workforce Development // Mental Health Awareness: Creating Psychologically Safe Cultures at Work

Workforce Development // Mental Health Awareness: Creating Psychologically Safe Cultures at Work

Dates: June 6, 2022
Duration: 90 minutes
Time: 12:30PM – 2:00PM
Format: (Virtual) Instructor-led Live Webinar
Price: FREE

Following CMHA Mental Health Week, May 2 – 8, 2022, Construction Association of Nova Scotia is proud to partner with Howatt HR Consulting to bring members this complimentary webinar, in support of mental health awareness.

About the webinar:

Workplace mental health is no longer a nice-to-have.  It is a strategic imperative for retaining and attracting talent, to reduce lost time costs due to mental injuries and maximize productivity and sustainability.

Workplace mental (behavioural) health protects and supports workers and leaders to show up to work ready to perform at their best.  It can be measured by the degree the average worker and leader perceives their emotional, psychological, and social well-being in the workplace.  Their experience in the workplace directly impacts how they think, fee, and act.    Workers’ and leaders’ mental (behavioural) health determines how they cope with unwanted stress and the choices and behaviours they demonstrate under stress.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore critical considerations for creating a psychologically – safe workplace.
  • Review the link among risk factors, hazards, and protective factors.
  • Understand why workplace mental health requires a Plan-Do-Check-Act approach.
  • Discover how to leverage a rapid approach to workplace mental health.

About the facilitator:

Dr. Bill Howatt is known internationally and is one of Canada’s top experts in mental health issues in the workplace with over 30 years’ experience in mental health, addiction, and human resources consulting. Dr. Bill has published over 40 books such as The Globe Mail Best Seller: Cure for Loneliness and Stop Hiding and Start Living and over 400 articles. He is a regular contributor with Talent Canada, WSPS CEO blog, The Chronicle Herald and The Globe and Mail.

Dr. Bill has created the senate-approved Certificate in Psychological Safe Leader & Certified Management Essentials, Pathway to Coping and Mental Fitness through the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Bill is on CSA OHS Standards Steering Committee and the Chair of CSA Standard Z1008: Management of Substance Related Impairment in the Workplace. Dr. Bill is the former Chief of Research and Development, Workforce Productivity, at Lifeworks. He is also the former Chief of Research, Workforce Productivity, at The Conference Board of Canada. A few examples of his research projects include: a study Canada Pandemic Pulse Check: COVID-19’s Impact on Canadians’ Mental Health with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Moving to Action: Implementing the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services’ Mental Harm Prevention Roadmap.

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