BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Faculty of Agriculture//Events Calendar//EN VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20210618T085917Z DTSTART:20210505T120000Z DTEND:20210505T170000Z SUMMARY:The Working Mind: Promoting Mental Health at Work DESCRIPTION:Stigma is a major barrier preventing people from seeking help for mental health problems or mental illness\, often delaying diagnosis and treatment. If identified and treated early\, mental health concerns can be temporary and reversible.\nEmployees who understand their reactions to stress and how to manage these reactions are more resilient. They have the ability to recover from stress\, traumatic events\, and adverse situations. And it is possible to train people to recognize changes in their own mental health and become more resilient.\nProgram Objectives:\n\nIncrease your awareness of mental health\;\nReduce stigma and other barriers to care in the workplace\;\nEncourage mental health conversations\;\nStrengthen your resilience in order to maintain wellness\;\nHelp you support yourself and others\n\nTopics Covered:\n\nMental Health and Stigma\nDefine basic concepts related to mental health and mental illness\;\nRecognize the impact of stigma and discuss how to reduce stigma and other barriers to care.\nMental Health in the Workplace\nRecognize and keep track of changes in your mental health and well-being and know when to take appropriate actions\;\nHave conversations about mental health and mental illness with colleagues\, friends and family members.\nStress and Resilience\nIdentify and practice coping strategies to manage stress and remain resilient\;\nIdentify and use available resources to support yourself.\n\nCost: n/a\n\nAdditional Information: Our Presenter:\nDebbie Phillips has been a nurse for more than 30 years. The majority of her career has been in an emergency department in Halifax and she has always been committed to improving access to compassionate mental health care and tackling the stigma experienced by people living with mental illness.  Currently\, along with providing training on behalf of the Mental Health Commission\, Debbie is working to improve how young patients in Halifax transition from youth to adult mental health to ensure the path from university campus services to the formal mental health system is free of barriers and supported by collaborative relationships so students receive care when they need it most.\nShe is a Master Trainer for The Working Mind\, The Working Mind First Responders and The Inquiring Mind (Post-Secondary).\nTo Register:\n\nContact Information: healthy@dal.ca LOCATION:online URL:https://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/news-events/events/2021/05/05/the_working_mind__promoting_mental_health_at_work.html UID:https://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/news-events/events/2021/05/05/the_working_mind__promoting_mental_health_at_work/_jcr_content/contentPar/dcalfacultyevent.html END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR