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Webinar: Workplace Mental Health Matters

Webinar: Workplace Mental Health Matters

Webinar: Workplace Mental Health Matters

About the Webinar:

Organizations that have not implemented the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety have higher absenteeism. According to the Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, employees in these organizations who have experienced depression miss 5.1 days more than employees who work at an organization with the Standard in place.

Through this webinar, participants will learn how to effectively manage mental health in the workplace and acquire the strategies to help create an inclusive environment that can reduce stigmas. Additionally, accommodation and return-to-work initiatives will be examined to ensure employers are equipped to manage mental health challenges in the workplace.

What we will cover:

  • Definition of mental health
  • The different facets of supporting mental health in the workplace
  • How to measure your organization’s support of psychological health and safety
  • The prevalence and cost of employee mental health
  • The “National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace”
  • The employer’s duties in the accommodation of a mental health disability
  • Return to work planning and implementation


Nicole Cairns, Director of Health & Wellness at Thorpe Benefits

Nicole Cairns is co-owner of Thorpe Benefits – an integrated employee benefits and health and wellness consulting company.  She has 10+ years of experience in wellness curriculum development as well as speaking, facilitating and coaching in both the public and private sector.  She is passionate about creating thriving workplaces and individuals which she does through developing strategies for companies, individuals and families to improve psychological, organizational and physical well-being.  In 2015, out of 400 submissions Canada wide, her corporate wellness solutions gained national recognition winning the Goodlife Fitness Health and Wellness Leadership Award and in 2018 she was recognized as one of 5 of Canada’s Leading Innovators in Mental Health and Safety by DiversityCan Magazine.

Nicole Mast Kusch, HR Consultant at MaxPeople 

Nicole Mast Kusch is an HR Consultant with MaxPeople, a consulting firm specializing in HR services, training and employment law.  With over 4 years of hands-on experience in a broad variety of Human Resource areas within industries including manufacturing, distribution/logistics technology, advertising and construction, Nicole’s career highlights include the successful implementation of an all-encompassing HRIS (Ceridian Dayforce) for a large Canada-wide company, alongside a variety of HR initiatives including employee handbooks, performance management procedures and various compliance and soft-skill based training. Nicole is a strong team-player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Nicole brings a high level of energy to work each day, allowing her to foster long-lasting relationships with all stakeholders in any organization. Her hands-on approach to HR allows her to make a meaningful difference in any organization.

Registration: Click here to register for the webinar.

Fee: $60.00 + HST

Complimentary for HRessentials , TRAININGessentials, Rodney Employment Law and Thorpe Benefits Clients.