Breaking the Silence on Mental Illness: Bringing Supportive Conversations to the Workplace

05 Oct 2022
12:00 PM PDT | 03:00 PM EDT
60 Minutes

Change and uncertainty are impacting our mental health and our ability to cope. Research shows that one in five will experience a mental illness at some point. That means every person is likely to have a family member, friend, or co-worker struggling with a mental illness.

Failing to address these mental health concerns within your team will result in burnout, increased absenteeism, disengagement, and lost productivity. Leaders who know how and feel comfortable holding a supportive mental health conversation will have teams that can thrive during this uncertainty.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Silence and stigma about mental illness are costly and those who need help often suffer in silence. Many employees would feel uncomfortable speaking up if they were experiencing a mental health issue. Over half of the respondents feared that making such a disclosure would jeopardize their chances for promotion and future success in their organizations. This fear and stigma can have disastrous consequences and negatively impact your bottom line. Many leaders feel that they lack meaningful tools to offer any assistance. The key to breaking down barriers and eliminating the stigma around mental health is our ability to have supportive, honest, caring conversations.

Successful leaders know that healthy employees are a competitive edge and they know that small shifts can have a major impact. By focusing on how to hold supportive mental health conversations, this interactive training will help you protect your team’s mental health now and in the future.

Discover how to be supportive when you suspect someone is struggling and become comfortable with having a conversation in a non-judgmental and supportive way so you can promote a productive, engaged, and psychologically healthy workplace. Learn strategies using the A-L-E-C model for addressing the issue of mental health in a supportive, open and confident way.

AREA COVERED

  • Leaders who feel comfortable addressing mental health issues will have teams that thrive through challenge and those organizations that ignore those mental health needs will struggle to be productive, service their customers, and be competitive
  • There is a mental health continuum that we all move along, and it is dynamic as we experience stress, challenge, and crisis
  • Resiliency is boosted by garnering support from those around you
  • Effective and supportive mental health conversations create a psychologically safe and healthy workplace where employees can thrive
  • Recognition of the common indicators of a mental health challenge within their team is key to reducing stigma and creating a psychologically healthy workplace
  • readers can develop and confidently practice strategies for supporting those experiencing a mental health challenge
  • Utilizing the A-L-E-C model for effective and supportive mental health conversations is a comprehensive strategy that ensures that those experiencing a mental health challenge know that it is okay to open up and ask for help when needed

Participants will:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms that are signaling that your team is not coping as well as they could be
  • Distinguish the signs and symptoms of major mental illnesses so that there is a general recognition of the early warning signs of a mental health challenge
  • Develop an understanding and strategies for supporting those experiencing mental health challenges in order to encourage members to seek appropriate help if needed effectively
  • Combat the effects of the stigma associated with having a mental illness in order to build understanding and acceptance in your workplace
  • Utilize the A-L-E-C model for effective and supportive mental health conversations to create a psychologically healthy workplace

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Health and Safety Reps
  • Union Reps
  • Supervisors, Managers, Directors (Team Leads)
  • Executive Directors Not-For-Profit
  • Business Owners, Entrepreneurs
  • C-Suite

Silence and stigma about mental illness are costly and those who need help often suffer in silence. Many employees would feel uncomfortable speaking up if they were experiencing a mental health issue. Over half of the respondents feared that making such a disclosure would jeopardize their chances for promotion and future success in their organizations. This fear and stigma can have disastrous consequences and negatively impact your bottom line. Many leaders feel that they lack meaningful tools to offer any assistance. The key to breaking down barriers and eliminating the stigma around mental health is our ability to have supportive, honest, caring conversations.

Successful leaders know that healthy employees are a competitive edge and they know that small shifts can have a major impact. By focusing on how to hold supportive mental health conversations, this interactive training will help you protect your team’s mental health now and in the future.

Discover how to be supportive when you suspect someone is struggling and become comfortable with having a conversation in a non-judgmental and supportive way so you can promote a productive, engaged, and psychologically healthy workplace. Learn strategies using the A-L-E-C model for addressing the issue of mental health in a supportive, open and confident way.

  • Leaders who feel comfortable addressing mental health issues will have teams that thrive through challenge and those organizations that ignore those mental health needs will struggle to be productive, service their customers, and be competitive
  • There is a mental health continuum that we all move along, and it is dynamic as we experience stress, challenge, and crisis
  • Resiliency is boosted by garnering support from those around you
  • Effective and supportive mental health conversations create a psychologically safe and healthy workplace where employees can thrive
  • Recognition of the common indicators of a mental health challenge within their team is key to reducing stigma and creating a psychologically healthy workplace
  • readers can develop and confidently practice strategies for supporting those experiencing a mental health challenge
  • Utilizing the A-L-E-C model for effective and supportive mental health conversations is a comprehensive strategy that ensures that those experiencing a mental health challenge know that it is okay to open up and ask for help when needed

Participants will:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms that are signaling that your team is not coping as well as they could be
  • Distinguish the signs and symptoms of major mental illnesses so that there is a general recognition of the early warning signs of a mental health challenge
  • Develop an understanding and strategies for supporting those experiencing mental health challenges in order to encourage members to seek appropriate help if needed effectively
  • Combat the effects of the stigma associated with having a mental illness in order to build understanding and acceptance in your workplace
  • Utilize the A-L-E-C model for effective and supportive mental health conversations to create a psychologically healthy workplace
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Health and Safety Reps
  • Union Reps
  • Supervisors, Managers, Directors (Team Leads)
  • Executive Directors Not-For-Profit
  • Business Owners, Entrepreneurs
  • C-Suite
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Speaker Profile

ins_img Beverly Beuermann-King

Like you, stress and resiliency expert, Beverly Beuermann-King has seen the concept of wellness and resiliency change and expand. For over 20 years, Beverly has used her S-O-S Principle™ with people and organizations who want to control their reactions to stress, build resiliency against life’s challenges, and live healthy, successful lives. Beverly appreciates that there is not ‘one way’ to deal with our business challenges or build resiliency.Beverly believes that it is about building a plan that works, and one that is unique to the person and team who builds it.Beverly launched her company, R ‘n B Consulting, in 1995, and since …

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