Taking a hard look at mental health in the workplace, is it on the rise and why? On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we welcome Mental Health Specialist, Sue-Ann Maislin who will share her strategies to create a more empathetic and supportive workplace.
Sue-Ann is passionate about improving mental health and occupational safety in the workplace. She has successfully partnered with over 200 leading Canadian employers, introducing practical strategies to improve mental health, including an informed response to challenging workplace health, safety and performance issues. Sue-Ann’s expertise helps employers mitigate risk and remain current with legislative requirements.
Authentic Touch Points:What is causing the increase of mental health issues in the workplace? 3:30The shift from employers when it effects the bottom line. 10:00How small companies can help their employees. 16:55Employers and leaders struggle too. 21:00Training leaders to be authentic and connected is essential. 24:15Creating a safe and compassionate environment. 27:30Let’s talk. 33:05Reaching out to Sue-Ann and how she can help. 38:10
Sue-Ann obtained her Master’s in Counselling Psychology and Adult Education from the University of Toronto and has a post-graduate certificate in Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion from Centennial College. Sue-Ann has over 20 years’ leadership experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors and has been a senior consulting member of Morneau Shepell’s Workplace Learning team since 2007.
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Links:Sue-Ann’s website: https://sueannmaislin.com Canadian Standards Association: The National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (Provides employers with guidelines for promoting mental health and psychological safety in the workplace): https://www.csagroup.org/article/cancsa-z1003-13-bnq-9700-803-2013-r2018/ Not Myself today - an evidence-based program to reduce stigma and build mental health literacy in the workplace (free and low cost educational options for employers): https://www.notmyselftoday.ca Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit - a free toolkit for improving conversations about mental health in the workplace: https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/toolkit