According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, "in any given year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness."
Managers are increasingly expected to understand and play a role.
"Managers may be asked to be alert to symptoms, initiate the dreaded conversation, guide the employee to assistance programs, keep in touch during a leave-of-absence, and facilitate the employee's return to work," as noted in the article Mental health - a manager's toughest talk in The Globe and Mail.
Prepare yourself to handle this important issue by attending:
Managing Mental Health
in the Workplace
Thursday, June 4, 2015
8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Participants will examine ways to reduce disability days or "stress leave" by being aware of signs and symptoms and taking action early. In addition, you will understand how to prevent Human Rights violations by separating mental health issues from performance issues.
Details and registration here.