Explore the future of psychological health and safety in the workplace
|Guest speaker Maureen Shaw, former President and CEO of the Industrial Accident Prevention Association, a legacy Ontario health and safety association, talks about Ontario workplace mental health programs over the past 30 years.|
On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET, Workplace Safety North (WSN) hosts a free Feed Your Brain lunch and learn webinar, “Exploring the Evolution of Workplace Mental Health Programs.”
Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor, Angele Poitras, will lead a one-hour discussion with guest speaker, Maureen Shaw, former President and CEO of the Industrial Accident Prevention Association, a legacy Ontario health and safety association.
“Maureen is a pioneer in workplace mental health,” says Poitras. “With more than 30 years’ experience, she is credited with adopting the Healthy Workplace Model, which integrates leadership, physical health and safety, and psychological wellness into organizational strategy and culture.
“We’ll review Ontario workplace mental health programs over the past 30 years, and how leadership has evolved,” says Poitras. “With Covid bringing mental health to the forefront of health and safety, the discussion will cover what psychologically safe leaders and workplaces of the future look like.”
Sept. 29 webinar discussion topics
- Learning from Ontario workplace mental health programs over past 30 years
- How leadership has evolved in building psychologically safe workplaces
- How Covid brought mental health to the forefront of health and safety
- Advice for workers and leaders returning to the workplace
- What psychologically safe leaders and workplaces of the future look like
“It’s only by reviewing and understanding the past that we can explore the future possibilities -- when we’re all champions of mental health in our workplaces,” adds Poitras.
About WSN Feed Your Brain Lunch and Learn Series: The series focuses on trending topics in workplace health and safety, including: mental health and psychological health and safety, workplace policy regarding alcohol and drug use, and how to build a strong safety culture.
For more information, contact your local WSN Psychological Health and Safety Advisor.
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