Enhancing Employee Psychological Well-being at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (E)

May 6, 2019 | 13:45 - 14:45

Location: Peller A
Track: Leading Success

Half a million Canadians miss work every week, due to mental health issues, such as stress or burnout, as well as mental illness. Participants will learn why mental health is important in the workplace and how mental health connects to concepts of inclusion. This workshop will focus on how the Justice Institute of British Columbia is using the Not Myself Today (NMT) program to enhance employee psychological well-being. NMT is a Canadian-based workplace mental health program that focuses on three goals: building awareness and understanding of mental health, reducing stigma, and fostering safe and supportive work cultures. To date, NMT has been implemented in nearly a thousand workplaces across Canada, and is also making inroads into the US and abroad, supporting over a million employees. This workshop will explain how various departments at the Justice Institute have been implementing NMT, including each department’s guiding principles, session logistics, and personalized activities. Lessons learned and strategies on expanding NMT institution-wide will be discussed. Lastly, participants will learn tangible mental health strategies that they can bring back to their workplace teams.

Session Speakers

Daniella Sieukaran

Instructional Designer/Coordinator

Justice Institute of British Columbia

Heather Logan

National Manager (Workplace Mental Health)

Canadian Mental Health Association

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