Mental Health in the Workplace with Ontario Shores

Published On: January 8th, 2021Categories: Commercial Insurance, Human Resources, Webinar

The start of the New Year is especially hard for many. It is cold out, new resolutions are already falling, and the bills from the holiday spending are coming in. This webinar is designed to help Executives, HR, and People Leaders support the well-being of employees.

This webinar focuses on how prevalent mental illnesses and stigmatized attitudes are in the Canadian workplace. To reduce stigma in the workplace, we will educate your participants first on recognizing signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in the workplace, and then how to respond. Research has shown that investing in a mentally healthy workforce is good for employees and employers alike. And now, during COVID-19, more than 80% of employees are reporting they are experiencing mental health problems.

Key Takeaways:

  • Provides Executives and People Leaders an understanding of the importance of creating and maintaining a mentally healthy and safe work environment from both a cost and health perspective;
  • Decreases stigmatized attitudes and make the point that mental illness is a condition to be managed;
  • Assists HR Professionals in recognizing the symptoms of depression and anxiety in employees and colleagues.

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Presenter Information:

Christina Fuda, Mental Health First Aid Coordinator, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Services

Christina Fuda is the Mental Health First Aid Coordinator at Ontario Shores.  Over the past 5 years, she has trained more than 6000 people across the country in various mental health workplace training workshops and seminars. She has appeared on both Breakfast Television and Global News where she was invited to speak more on how to improve workplace mental health.  During her time at Ontario Shores, she has been a key stakeholder in garnering partnerships between the hospital and organizations including Ontario Power Generation, The City of Toronto, The Beer Store, York University, Toronto Pearson, and many others.  Prior to her time at Ontario Shores, she has a Master’s degree in Developmental Neuroscience and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Her mission is to use her knowledge to continue educating people and communities with various backgrounds about the importance of developing a mentally healthy and safe work environment.

Kyle Paterson, Bryson Insurance

As Director of Culture and Business Development, Kyle Paterson strives to understand the vision, strategy, and culture of businesses. With this understanding, Kyle and Bryson assist in providing relevant risk management and risk transfer solutions. Often facilitating relevant webinars and other related learning opportunities, Kyle is always looking to bring value to Bryson clients and our community. Kyle recognizes the potential threat cyber risk plays on businesses and takes steps to help every business leader make informed decisions.

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Kyle Paterson
Kyle believes that insurance is a tool, when powerfully leveraged best ensures the vision of business leaders and families are realized. Kyle focuses on cyber risk transfer, group benefits, and corporate and individual life insurance solutions.


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