Individuals suffering from mental illness often feel distant from friends and loved ones and can find it difficult to perform to their maximum productivity in the workplace. In fact, mental health issues are growing at a faster rate than any other kind of disability in today’s workplace (Canadian Mental Health Association). This situation is exacerbated by the stigma that still exists around mental illness and the reluctance to discuss it openly at home or at work. The facilitator will encourage participants to shatter popular myths and misconceptions aboutmental health and to increase their understanding of the causes and symptoms of mental illness.
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to do the following:
- Understand the impact of a mental illness on the employee, comprehend the importance of support from the workplace, develop strategies for helping themselves or others who are suffering from a mental illness.
Christine Burych, Morneau Shepell
Areas of Expertise:
- Conflict Resolution
- Stress Management
Christine Burych is a "workplace therapist" who works with leaders to create collaborative, safe and mentally healthy workplaces, to increase engagement and productivity. As an executive coach, she has the blend of frankness without judgment and the ability to read leadership behaviours that may be a blind spot in preventing team growth. She is known for delivering high impact leadership development programs that promote awareness to stimulate behaviour change for optimal performance.
Her career has spanned over twenty-five years starting from a front line community mental health clinician to Interim Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Canada's largest academic mental health facility. Christine has held senior positions in HR and OD, facilitated, taught, coached and led clients and families, community members, volunteers, employees and executives across various public and private sectors.
She is a certified coach (CPC) through the College of Executive Coaches and utilizes various coaching model and assessment tools such as Strengths Deployment Inventory, Centre for Creative Leadership Skillscope, KEYS and mBIT (multiple brain integration techniques). Utilizing her leadership and clinical skills coupled with a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management, Christine has created, designed and implemented leadership development programs, employee engagement strategies and healthy workplace frameworks.
Utilizing her leadership and clinical skills coupled with a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management, Christine has created, designed and implemented mental health trainings and facilitated the implementation of the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety. Working with Morneau Shepell she has delivered the Queen's certification program to leaders across Canada on how to "Lead a Mentally Healthy Workplace". With superior communication and presentation skills, she is able to facilitate a serious topic such as mental health awareness in a way that is educational, experiential and fun.