Want to join me in learning new ways of thinking about work?
I am one very lucky writer. My work has connected me with some incredible, smart people from whom I have learned many great things. One of those people is Mary Ann Baynton of Mary Ann Baynton and Associates , Mindful Employer Canada and the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace (the Centre). My friend and colleague wears many hats so I often tease her that she still hasn’t decided what she wants to be when she grows up. To which she usually replies…”Grow up?”
Another such person is Tom Regehr of Cast Canada. I met Tom during one of my first writing assignments for the Centre, where a group of mental health experts had come together to develop a workshop to help businesses address mental health issues in the workplace. Tom stopped me in my scribbles when he asked us to write down what we had felt when we realized that someone in our lives was struggling with addiction. It was the first time I allowed myself to think about those feelings I had buried long ago. I’ve been healing every since.
In their different ways, both Mary Ann and Tom have changed my life so I am thrilled to be attending a two-day seminar they will be hosting in Toronto this September: Preventing Psychological Injury. I’m sharing this because I think it’s going to be one of the most important learning experiences for anyone who has an interest or responsibility related to workplace mental health or psychological health and safety.
Perhaps that person is you.
During two days of interactive sessions, featuring real life examples and practical strategies, participants will learn new ways of thinking about stress, trauma, resilience and work.
Wouldn’t you like to have the tools to do everything you could to help prevent psychological harm to someone in your workplace who might be struggling with mental health issues such as stress, depression, bipolar disorder or addiction?
I know of others who have had personal experience of such harm or watched it being done to their co-workers. They have shared that one of their biggest regrets is not having had the tools to intervene or speak up when they knew the injury was occurring so that they could have stopped it or prevented it from happening to others.
There is still limited space left and I encourage you to consider joining me, along with experts Mary Ann and Tom, for this amazing two days of learning together.
We can all learn from each other’s stories. If you have experiences of trauma, stress, psychological injury or resilience in the workplace you would like to share, please send me an email.