Event Description

Mental Health Conversations – The Manager’s Role

Jun. 13, 2016

12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: QNET - Suite 660, 175 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg

QNET Member / APICS Partner Rate: $169 + GST
Non-Member Rate: $199 + GST | Join QNET
Pre-requisite: Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

This workshop is for those who have attended the full day session: Managing Mental Health in the Workplacewhich assists participants to better understand the employees who may be struggling with a mental health issue and help them be successful at work. 

This follow up workshop focuses on the manager and the role the manager plays during difficult conversations with the employee. It will also incorporate mindfulness and awareness of the manager's own stress responses. 

In this half day workshop participants will:

  • Review the Managing Mental Health Process and discuss any new developments.
  • Share successful strategies and discuss difficult cases.
  • Focus on the challenges of conversations with those who are struggling, such as initiating the conversation, ending the conversation, staying on track, maintaining civility, meeting your goals.
  • Rethink assumptions of mental illness and become mindful of judgements and personal reactions.
  • Investigate the roadblocks that prevent meaningful conversations and successful goals.
  • Brainstorm strategies to deal with these roadblocks.
  • Practise difficult conversations with challenging people.

Facilitator: Maureen Grace is a nurse with experience in Intensive Care, Cardiac Rehab, and Workplace Wellness. Her last position was Occupational Health Specialist with the Manitoba Federation of Labour Occupational Health Centre where she worked with Health & Safety committees to improve and maintain the safety in Manitoba workplaces. She is trained as a Mental Health Works trainer with the Canadian Mental Health Association and delivers sessions to managers, unions, Health and Safety Committees, Human Resources and Occupational Health Nurses. She works with Manitoba Blue Cross developing and delivering wellness presentations to their clients and has co-authored the book “Stress Management with an Attitude” focusing on personal and workplace stress.

This session is presented by QNET in partnership with APICS Winnipeg Chapter and Industry Services, Jobs and the Economy, Province of Manitoba

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