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Managing Mental Risk and Supporting Mental Health

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Across Canada, 70% of employees are worried about psychological health in their workplace and 14% think their work environment is unhealthy or unsafe*. This can take a personal toll on employees, but it can also contribute to staggering economic costs.

On top of this, mental health illnesses represent an immense psychological, social, and economic burden to organizations. Research has found that the best method for reducing the impact caused by mental health issues and illnesses is prevention.

In this course, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of mental health and the continuum of happy to mental illness
  • Learn to enhance workplace productivity by protecting and improving employee psychological safety and well-being

Course details

Course code: CIWH 1016
Cost: $119 (+HST)

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About the contributor

Bill Howatt, Ph.D., Ed.D., Post Doc in Behavioral Science, RTC, RSW, ICADC, is a strategic human resources consultant, executive coach and mental health professional with over 25 years experience. He has delivered professional development for EFAP organizations; Nova Scotia Community College; universities; federal, provincial, and municipal governments; and public and privately owned organizations.

Known internationally for his expertise in human behaviour, addictive disorders, and cognitive behavioural therapy, Dr. Howatt has published books for Brooks/Cole and John Wiley. He also authored a monthly business column called Coach’s Corner, and wrote a bi-weekly column on leadership issues. He is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail Workplace Health Series and the Chronicle Herald. He partnered with the Globe and Mail to conduct the Your Life at Work Survey, which looked at stress levels and quality of work. He also created Morneau Shepell’s Total Health Index (THI) and created The Globe and Mail’s Employee Recommended Workplace Award.

In addition to his traditional academic background, Bill has also completed his Professional Coach Certification through Corporate Coach University. Most importantly, he believes we all can learn to cope and live happier lives if we get an opportunity to learn the foundational tools required to facilitate peace and happiness.

*All statistics come from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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