Proactive Strategies for Managing Mental Health in the Workplace


SKU: HRP13935 Category:


Report Code:  HRP13935.  November, 2013 |  Ottawa, ON

ARTICLE 1: Mental Health Issues at Work:  Recognizing When Something’s Off

Dr. Brad Booth
Psychiatrist, ROHCG-IFP
Psychiatry Residency Program Director, University of Ottawa
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

ARTICLE 2: Enabling and Empowering Your People Leaders to Recognize Mental Illness and Manage Performance

Michelle Steinowicz
Vice President, Client Strategy
Morneau Shepell

ARTICLE 3: Creating a Workplace Environment Conducive to Mental Health

Dr. Ken Reesor
Reesor and Associates Psychology Professional Corporation

ARTICLE 4: Featured Keynote:  A New Way to Look at An Old Problem:  Is Mental Health a Leadership or Clinical Matr?

Lcol (retd) Stephane Grenier, MSC, CD
President – Mental Health Innovations Consulting
President and Chair of the Board – PSAC Canada

ARTICLE 5: Discharging the Duty of Fair Representation When Dealing with Workers with Mental Disabilities:  Solutions to Recurring Issues

Lisa Addario
Legal Counsel, Public Service Alliance of Canada

ARTICLE 6: Can an Employer Ever Discipline or Dismiss an Employee with a Disability or Mental Illness?

Karen Jensen
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

ARTICLE 7: It’s You, Not Me Defeating Defensiveness in the Workplace

Dr. Ronald Seatter
Psychologist, Seatter Health

Heather Mace
Ottawa – Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)

ARTICLE 8: Building Healthier Workplaces:  National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

Diane Champagne, M.G.P., CRHA
Principal, Mercer

Sapna Mahajan
Director, Prevention and Promotion Initiatives
Mental Health Commission of Canada

ARTICLE 9: Addiction is an Adolescence Disease – Satisfying an Employer’s Duty to Recognize and Enquire About Mental Illnesses that Could Lead to Accommodation

Glenn Barnes, MHA, LL.B.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre

Janice Poirier, M.Ed.
Opioid Case Manager, Renfrew Victoria Hospital
Educator, Trainer, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
SUCD Program, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

ARTICLE 10: Tackling the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness in the Workplace

Jeff Moat
President, Partners for Mental Health

Michael Kerr
Director, Canadian Benefits Strategy
Global Performance & Rewards
Manulife Financial

ARTICLE 11: Managing a Mental Health-Related File from Complaint Through Arbitration to Settlement

Andrew Tremayne
Partner, Emond Harnden LLP

ARTICLE 12:  Dealing with Distress:  Training Employers and Employees to Deal with Mental Illness in the Workplace 

Renée Ouimet
Director of the Capacity Building and Education Division
Certified Trainer with Mental Health Works
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa