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Future of Work: Mental health supports in the digital era

January 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, worries around mental health are increasing. Isolation, depression and burnout are all in focus as Canadians are forced to stay home or maintain appropriate social distance.

In this virtual event, our expert panellists will discuss how these issues are affecting the workplace as the calendar turns to 2021. Digital solutions will be explored, alongside cutting-edge strategies around mental health and disability management.

Schedule

2:00pm – 2:10pm
Opening Remarks

Speaker: Marcel Vander Wier, editor of Talent Canada magazine

2:10pm-3:00pm
Removing barriers in a changing mental health landscape?

Speakers:
Nigel Branker, president, health and productivity solutions, Morneau Shepell
Paula Allen, global leader, research and total well-being, Morneau Shepell
Mark Henick, principal and chief executive officer, Strategic Mental Health Solutions

Our expert panel will discuss mental health solutions, including strategies for workplace mental health and disability management. Cognitive behavioural therapy will also be explored – how it works, how it can be offered digitally and its effectiveness as a return-to-work tool.

3:00pm-3:10pm
Break

3:10pm-4:00pm
Practical mental health solutions for the workplace

Speakers:
Nigel Branker, president, health and productivity solutions, Morneau Shepell
Kristen Coady, vice president, client experience, health and productivity, Morneau Shepell
Chris Taylor, chief human resources officer, Best Buy Canada

A panel of experts will review the year that was, through the lens of Morneau Shepell’s Mental Health Index. Discussion will include the status of workplace mental health, the importance of removing barriers and what employers can expect in this area through 2021.

4:00pm
Closing Remarks

Speaker: Marcel Vander Wier, editor of Talent Canada magazine