Great day in Halifax learning about Mental Health in the Workplace as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week Sept. 30 – Oct 6th

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Expert Insight into Mental Health in the Workplace
Did you know? Mental illness is the leading cause of disability and lost time in the workplace. Join us, with leaders from the Halifax business community, at a Capital Health event. When you are aware of mental illness, knowing what resources are available will help to better support your employees to be at work – and be healthy. …
Dr. Michael Leiter will share information and insights on Civility Respect and Engagement at Work (CREW).  Susan Kilbride Roper, Recovery Consultant, The Empowerment Connection, will discuss mental illness in the workplace and resources available. You will also hear about Capital Health’s Mental Health and Addictions Strategy for staff and physicians, currently in development. There will be some time after the presentations to network with the speakers and others in attendance.
When? 12 – 3:30 p.m. – Bring your lunch. Coffee, tea and water provided.
Where? Royal Bank Theatre, Halifax Infirmary Site, QEII 1796 Summer Street, Halifax.
I  just got back from this workshop and learned a lot about Mental health in the workplace….although it could easily have been applied to a college / university setting as well.  I was also able to network with a number of community resources in the HRM as well as learn about numerous mental health initiatives that are in the works.  It’s a great time to be involved with Mental Health and the fight against Stigma!