Connection Sessions

Topic 1 | 13 Psychosocial Factors

In this connection session, discuss the 13 psychosocial factors that impact mental health at work. Hear from a Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor on how these factors can be the key to higher performing, more productive organizations. You’ll learn the key aspects of the factors and specific actions you can take to affect your organization’s own psychological health and safety.

Facilitated by Lindsay Recknell

Topic 2 | Leading with Lived Experience

We invite you to join us for a conversation to explore innovative ways to create a sustainable workplace culture that values lived experience and fosters mental wellness and resiliency. A multi-faceted approach that considers workplace policy, procedures, communications, and education can have a realistic impact on mental wellness and resiliency. This in turn impacts organizational culture; culture is the environment in which individual wellness and resiliency will either grow (or shrink).   How can we incorporate the wisdom of those with lived experience to enhance trust and safety for all? In what ways is your organization a safe environment? In what ways is it not? How can you ensure that values of supportive compassion and empathy are applied to every individual and situation? Is a culture of learning and growth around mental wellness and communications fostered across all aspects of the organization? How might you offer leadership on these important concepts?   This 60 minute session is designed to facilitate discussion, learning, and networking to support culture change that can lead to behaviour change in your organizations. Led by Hayley Peek and Kim Sunderland, both ingrained in peer support, workplace wellness, and leading from a place of lived experience. Come with an open-mind, curiosity, and a willingness to share ideas as we delve into this topic.

Facilitated by Hayley Peek & Kim Sunderland

Topic 4 | Leaders Supporting Mental Well-being Through Disruption

In this intimate breakout discussion, discuss insights of how to integrate psychological safety and mental health support into existing workplace mechanisms to support performance. You’ll take away practical tips to foster a culture that will allow your organization to thrive through disruption. Learn and leverage each other’s expertise to identify common challenges and solutions, and practical tips to support employee mental well-being and performance through times of change and uncertainty.

Facilitated by Victoria Grainger

Building strategies and improving mental health

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division will host our virtual workplace mental health conference on March 8 & 9, 2022. Working Stronger: Building Strategies – Improving Mental Health is designed to help Alberta’s employers create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces. The Working Stronger Conference makes mental health matter by presenting tools, strategies, resources and supports.

Working Stronger Conference inquiries