The Working Mind

December 7, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PMFairmont Palliser, Calgary, Alberta
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person
  

Please join us for lunch on Thursday December 7th, 2017 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel, 133 – 9 Ave. SW Calgary.

Opening Minds is a mental illness anti-stigma initiative of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The approach of Opening Minds has been to identify successful anti-stigma programs; then evaluate, improve, and replicate them for delivery within organizations across the country.

During the initial identification stage, Opening Minds discovered a program from the Department of National Defence called Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR).
Based on the success of this program, Opening Minds researchers adapted the program for the general workplace. This program is called The Working Mind.


The goal of The Working Mind is to reduce the stigma of mental illness and promote mental health in the work environment. It does that by helping individuals identify poor mental health in themselves and others and teaching various coping skills to manage stress and increase resiliency. This is an evidence-based program originally piloted at the University of Calgary, Government of Nova Scotia and Husky, and to date more than 15,000 individuals have been trained. This presentation will discuss the importance of mental health in the workplace, provide an overview of The Working Mind and discuss the Husky experience.

Who should attend:  

  • Human resource professionals
  • Mental health professionals
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Benefit professionals/administrators
  • Wellness professionals
  • People leaders
  • Anyone with an interest in this area

Opening Minds is a mental illness anti-stigma initiative of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The approach of Opening Minds has been to identify successful anti-stigma programs; then evaluate, improve, and replicate them for delivery within organizations across the country.

 

During the initial identification stage, Opening Minds discovered a program from the Department of National Defence called Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR).

Based on the success of this program, Opening Minds researchers adapted the program for the general workplace. This program is called The Working Mind.

 

 

The goal of The Working Mind is to reduce the stigma of mental illness and promote mental health in the work environment. It does that by helping individuals identify poor mental health in themselves and others and teaching various coping skills to manage stress and increase resiliency. This is an evidence-based program originally piloted at the University of Calgary, Government of Nova Scotia and Husky, and to date more than 15,000 individuals have been trained. This presentation will discuss the importance of mental health in the workplace, provide an overview of The Working Mind and discuss the Husky experience. 

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 This session will be presented by:

Steven R. Sproule  
Team Lead Health, Benefits & Retirement, Husky Energy

A University of South Carolina graduate, Steve has worked in the employee benefit industry since 1986. The past 11 years he has been responsible for health, benefit and retirement programs at Husky Energy in Calgary. Steve is most proud of the health initiatives introduced including Mental Health First Aid, Men at Risk, and in conjunction with AHS and the MHCC The Working Mind. 

Volunteer experience includes chairing the Lindsay Park Sport Society, sitting on the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health Awards Selection Committee, and the Calgary CPBI Board and Program Committee. Most recently Steve became a member of the CMHA Calgary Board. A former National Team swimmer, he resides in Calgary with his wife Leslie and has two grown daughters.

Michael Pietrus   
Director, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) & Opening Minds
Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Michael is the Director of the two of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s key initiatives: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) & Opening Minds.
The Mental Health First Aid is a suite of tools that help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, family members, friends or colleagues until treatment becomes available. MHFA has been adapted for First Nations, Inuit, veterans and seniors. 

Opening Minds is the MHCC’s 10-year anti-stigma/anti-discrimination initiative to reduce the stigma of mental illness. In February 2015, Opening Minds received the Innovator Award from the organizers of the 7th Together Against Stigma Conference in San Francisco as the “…program which creates a major impact through new approaches that inspire new possibilities and/or disrupts prevailing views.”
Micheal is a founder and co-chair of the Global Anti-stigma Alliance, which is composed of more than 20 organizations from around the world working to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness
He also sits on the Board of the Alberta Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addictions and is a member of the advisory committee for the Centre for Dignity, Recovery and Empowerment, San Francisco, CA.
Micheal was also a Director with the Alberta Mental Health Board.

In recognition of the continued support of our members, we will be showing our appreciation by drawing for a $50 gift card.  All members in attendance at program luncheons will be entered in the draw.


  
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When

Thursday December 7, 2017         
11:30 am to Noon - Registration and Buffet Lunch                      
Noon to 1:30 pm - Presentation and Questions        

 

Where

Fairmont Palliser Hotel                      
133 9th Avenue SW                      
Alberta Room
 
     
 

Registration Fee

CPBI Members: $ 69                       
Future Members: $ 129                       
Table of 8: $ 699                    
GST #106865330 RT0007
 

Information 

Krista Esau                      
Phone: (587) 435-2724                      
albertasouth@cpbi-icra.ca