September 20, 2017
11:00 am to 12:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
A Winning Prescription: Developing a National By Health For Health Collaborative
About the Session:
While the workplace plays a part in positive mental health, it can also contribute to mental health problems and illnesses. Healthcare workers are not immune, in fact, they are 1.5 times more likely to be off work due to illness or disability than people in all other sectors. Creating mentally healthy workplaces will translate to safer and more effective care because staff feel engaged, supported, satisfied and well. Join the Mental Health Commission of Canada and HealthCareCAN to learn how healthcare organizations are working together to promote and protect mentally healthy workplaces through the national By Health, for Health Collaborative. Made up of over 20 health leaders from across Canada, the Collaborative is leveraging learnings and experience related to the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace through mentoring, knowledge exchange and system transformation. Discover how the Collaborative’s 2-year action plan is advancing psychological health and safety.
As Vice President of Programs and Priorities at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Ed Mantler strives to promote mental health in Canada and change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and mental illnesses. Ed is a registered Psychiatric Nurse, holds a Master’s of Science Administration, and is a Certified Health Executive.
Jennifer Kitts.is the Director of Policy and Strategy at HealthCareCAN, the national voice of Canada’s hospitals and healthcare organizations. Jennifer is a strong champion of the importance of workplace mental health in the health sector. She holds a law degree and a Master of Laws in international and comparative law (with a focus on health and human rights).
Matt Snyder is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Peterborough Regional Health Centre and co-chair of the By Health, for Health Collaborative. Matt is a strong advocate of the Standard and for workplace mental health, believing the Healthcare sector can and should play a key role in modeling psychologically healthy and safe workplaces. His dedication and leadership facilitate action with the Collaborative and beyond.
Respect in the Workplace- Foundational Tools for Psychologically Safe Workplaces
About the Session:
This session will be led by Wayne McNeil, Co-Founder of Respect Group. Wayne will share the importance of foundational training for all employees on their legal and moral responsibilities related to bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination in the workplace; key behaviours that often translate into short and long term mental health issues. Through close review of the outcomes associated with employee maltreatment to prevention solutions that build standards and create respectful workplace environments, attendees will gain a first-hand appreciation of opportunities and “what is possible”. Wayne will also discuss the Psychologically Safe Workplace Standards and where Respect in the Workplace programming fits as a fundamental component to “deliver on the Standard”. Respect Group has “Respect Certified” over 800,000 Canadians on the prevention of abuse, bullying, harassment and discrimination in sport, schools and the workplace.
Wayne McNeil has served as Vice-Chairman of the Rocky View School Division, volunteer President of the Sheldon Kennedy Foundation, and Chairman of the Alberta Gymnastics Federation. In 2007, Wayne was awarded the Canadian Red Cross Caring Award for his leadership in the promotion of violence and abuse prevention education. Wayne is a member of the Board of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre.