MENTAL HEALTH in the WORKPLACE (Free Employer Webinar)
Virtual Presentation hosted by Community Engagement & Education, Canadian Mental Health Association
October 22, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Participants will learn the difference between mental health and mental illness; how to better recognize the signs
of mental distress in an employee as well as simple verbal de-escalation and communication techniques. Develop
strategies to address a staff member that may be distraught, agitated or aggressive. Simple tips on redirecting to
appropriate resources will be explored. The webinar will touch on mental health accommodation as well as
successful approaches for staff returning to work during COVID-19. Lastly, a simple review of available community
supports and referral strategies will be shared.
**SPEAKER INFORMATION** --> Jack Veitch is the Manager of Community Engagement and Education with the Canadian Mental Health
Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Branch. Working in a variety of roles within the CMHA, Jack
currently teaches a number of certificate courses including safeTALK, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
Training, Mental Health Works, Mental Health First Aid, Living Life to the Full and is a Certified
Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Advisor. Jack was a part of the team that helped to
create the Ontario Hockey League/ CMHA Ontario Talk Today program and now works as the Peterborough
Petes Mental Health Coach.