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​Workplace Mental Health Webinars

These free educational webinars provide an opportunity for professionals to share the latest research and tools to help people with chronic pain or disability to stay at work and to return to work. The free webinars are offered as live, online events and then posted as recordings. The series is partially funded by the Province of BC through the Community Gaming Grants.

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Dr. Ian Cameron-Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine, Sydney Medical School, at the University of Sydney​
Motor vehicle crashes are recognized as an important cause of death and disability worldwide. There is increasing knowledge of factors associated with recovery and these are largely psychosocial in nature, with some biological aspects.
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Julia Kaisla - Canadian Mental Health Association – British Columbia
​Julia discusses the benefits of having a Workplace Peer Support Program and the steps you can take io implement one
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Carolyn Dewa, MPH, PhD -Collaborating Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Dr. Dewa will discuss recent research on the ways that mental disorders can effect work productivity, and will provide interventions to improve outcomes.
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Ellen Choi - PhD Candidate, Organizational Behaviour, Western University
​In this webinar, Ms. Choi will discuss how mindfulness can be used in the workplace to impact organizational outcomes.
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Arla Day, PhD - Canada Research Chair, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Saint Mary’s University
Dr. Arla Day will discuss current research on components of psychologiaclly healthy workplaces and discuss how leaders can model healthy behaviours and foster respect in the workplace.
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Cindy Malachowski, PhD-Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo
Dr. Cindy Malachowski will discuss research that focuses on the lived experience of employees with depression in the workplace.
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Prof. Tony Lamontagne-Professor Of Work Health And Well Being, Deakin University
Professor Lamontagne will discuss how to use mental health interventions effectively in the workplace to build a healthier workforce.
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June 15, 2016
Debra Lerner MS, PhD-Director, Program on Health, Work and Productivity, Tufts Medical Center
​Dr. Debra Lerner will discuss current research on how depression in the workplace affects levels of absenteeism and presenteeism. She will also present strategies for working with employees with depression.
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Michael Rouse, PhD & Michelle Ashworth-Associate Professor, Strategy and Organization, Ivey Business School, Western University & Senior Specialist, Health & Wellness, Group Benefits, Sun Life Financial
Dr. Michael Rouse and Ms. Michelle Ashworth will discuss the key elements in effective workplace wellness programs.
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January, 2016
Dr. Richard Wynne-Director of Work Research Centre
In this webinar, Dr. Richard Wynne will discusses the nature of mental health in the workplace and three main approaches to increasing the mental health and wellbeing within an organization.
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February, 2015
Stephanie Westlund, PhD-Independent Researcher
This presentation explores complementary approaches to conventional therapeutic and medical interventions to assist veterans with adjusting to civilian life.
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October, 2014
Michael Leiter, PhD-Professor, Centre for Organizational Research & Development, Acadia University
Dr. Leiter will identify some of the signs of burnout and provide practical strategies for banishing burnout in the workplace.
June, 2014
Jennifer Leyen, MEd, BA -Director, Special Care Services & Disability Awards, Worker and Employer Services, WorkSafeBC
In this talk, Jennifer Leyen discusses provincial trends in compensating mental stress in the workplace.
June, 2014
Merv Gilbert PhD, RPsych-Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction and Principal Partner, Psych Health + Safety
Merv Gilbert provides an overview of Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers.
June, 2014
Izabela Schultz PhD-Professor, Rehabilitation counseling psychology, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia
June, 2014
Heinrich Beukes, BTech (EH), N.Dip (PH), CRSP-Director, Safety and Prevention,Workplace Health - Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Understanding and identifying gaps in organizational learning, safety culture, and psychological mental health will improve busi
June, 2014
Kelly Williams-Whitt PhD -Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Lethbridge
This series of brief research reports discusses the findings of two major syntheses of research literature to identify workplace and worker factors that increase the risk of work absence.
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June, 2014
Corinne Koehn PhD, R.Psych & Shannon Wagner PhD, R. Psych -Professors, University of Northern British Columbia
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June, 2014
Anne Harvey -VP, Employee Engagement, Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver Coastal Health has implemented a major new initiative to reduce bullying and disrespectful behaviour.
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June, 2014
Yvone Defreitas, CHRP-Manager, Human Resources, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
CCOHS’ Manager of Human Resources, Yvone Defreitas discusses CCOHS's Journey to implementing the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
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June, 2014
Kate Cavanagh, PhD-Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Sussex, UK
Dr. Cavanagh presents findings arising from a meta- analysis of studies that have examined the psychological benefits of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) for healthcare practitioners.
June, 2014
Susan Dixon-Manager, Knowledge Transfer, Research Services, WorkSafeBC
Susan Dixon will discuss new initiatives which are broadening OHS to show the importance of building psychologically healthy workplaces.
June, 2014
Nathalie Jauvin PhD-Researcher, RIPOST - Recherches sur les interrelations personnelles, organizationnelles et sociales du travail
Dr. Jauvin discusses research results about interpersonal violence in the workplace and showcase the tools and resources available.
June, 2014
Pierre Nadeau-Respectful Workplace Specialist, Proactive ReSolutions
This session introduces a clear, practical framework for engaging with others about bullying, harrassment, and other workplace conflicts.
June, 2014
Dave Keen-Executive Director, Workplace Health, Fraser Health & Workplace Health Call Centre
Dave Keen discusses the benefits of their database, The Workplace Health Indicator Tracking and Evaluation (WHITE™)
June, 2014
Dan Bilsker PhD-Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Dr. Bilsker will discuss current research that can assist organizations to evaluate psychosocial risk and implementation of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety.
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June, 2014
Marc White PhD-ED, CIRPD and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia
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June, 2014
Kate Cavanagh, PhD - Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Sussex, UK
This presentation introduces computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT) within its international context. Excerpts from empirically supported CCBT programs will be demonstrated and the evidence base for CCBT evaluated.
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March, 2014
Paul Flaxman, PhD-Program Director, City University London's, Master's Program in Organisational Psychology
Dr. Flaxman will discuss recent perfectionism literature and the implications for understanding underlying vulnerabilities for psychological distress among working populations.
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January, 2014
Stavroula Leka, CPsychol, FBPsS, FRSPH-Associate Professor, Occupational Health Psychology, University of Nottingham
Dr. Leka will provide an overview of the importance of the psychosocial work environment, and its impact on employee and organizational health.
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