D1: Confidence with Mental Health Conversations
Sometimes it can be difficult caring for our own mental health or that of our colleagues, family and friends. Although the complexity of mental health conversations can be diverse, everyone can work together to raise awareness, reduce stigma and increase their comfort and skills in having mental health conversations. Our panelists, who represent a variety of experience will leave participants with: awareness of how to engage in supportive and effective conversations related to mental health; strategies to intervene and work through situations involving mental health conversations; and awareness of how to manage our own emotions, reactions and identify strategies for preventing and working through tough situations/challenges. We want people to leave this session with the confidence on how to create a safe and caring environment for conversions related to mental health.  
Meet your Speakers

Michelle Devlin holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a CMHA certified psychological health & safety advisor. She is an accomplished speakers whose clients describe her as enthusiastic and energetic! Since 2007 she has worked with clients to help foster more respectful and psychologically safe workplaces. 

Tanisha received her bachelor’s in psychology in 2003, and master’s in counselling psychology from Northern Caribbean University in 2005. Tanisha has provided therapeutic interventions for various psychological issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger, grief, and loss and has supported people with parenting/relationship problems, history of abuse, stress, and trauma. 

Andrew holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville and a Bachelor of Religious Studies. For Andrew, working as a therapist is viewed as an act of human service, from which professional excellence and quality care entwine to promote a sense of safety and wellbeing for people seeking counselling. 

Amanda obtained her Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing and Diploma in Public Relations from MacEwan University. She considers it a privilege to work with an organization that believes that all who need help, irrespective of faith, race, gender, lifestyle, or financial ability should have access to affordable mental health care services. 

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Tansi — Cree | Oki — Blackfoot | ​Aba washded — Stoney (Nakota) | ​Ɂedlanet’e — Dene |  We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands and territories of Indigenous people in Alberta. We want to recognize the significance of our relationships with the land and the peoples who call this ‘home.’ We commit to a reciprocal relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews that honour and respect ways of knowing and being.