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Boost Mental Health in the Workplace
How healthy is your workplace?
Wade Sorochan
Speakers' Bureau of Alberta© Inc.

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This is a vital and necessary seminar for all workplaces.

Did you know that:

  • 500,000 Canadians miss work every day due to mental health issues, costing the economy $51 billion annually in lost productivity
  • Mental illness is the number one cause of workplace disability in Canada
  • Over 75% of short and long-term disability claims relate to mental illness
  • Nearly 70% of workplaces have NO current system in place to address mental health or mental illness in the workplace.

Wade Sorochan, renowned radio and television personality, is a mental health advocate who has had a lifelong struggle with mental illness. It affected his performance at work and at home. Since then, he has received treatment to live with the illness and has become a qualified layman expert in mental health. Wade's story will be personal, revealing, honest and heart-warming.

With a great deal of self-deprecating humour, Wade will share important information on workplace mental health. How do you identify potential mental health issues in the workplace before they corrode into negative attitudes, absenteeism and a reduction in productivity? Many staff members are reluctant to come forward with a mental health issue due to fear of discrimination and/or recrimination from staff and management. How do you deal with this?

How do you identify someone with a mental health disorder? What are the tell-tale symptoms? What is the role of management in helping individuals with mental health problems? How can supervisors and co-workers help?

Wade's powerful 90-minute seminar/workshop will help employers and employees strive toward a wholesome, positive, productive and vigorous workplace.

Wade will cover:

  • Understanding stress and mental illness
  • Coping with stress before it becomes a mental health issue
  • How to identify a mental health issue
  • How to provide support to a co-worker, a colleague or an employee
  • Tips on creating a mental health plan for the workplace
  • Benefits of a workplace mental health plan.

Partial Client List

Action on Wellness International Symposium on Wellness, Banff, AB
An Evening of Hope Mental Health Fundraiser
ATB Financial
Bridge to Hope Suicide Awareness Fundraiser Event in Wetaskiwin, AB
Bridges Society Grand Opening Dinner in Hinton, Alberta
Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network (CDRIN) in Calgary
Catholic Social Services
Central Alberta Teachers Convention, Red Deer, Alberta
Central East Teachers Convention, Edmonton, Alberta
Eastglen High School General Assembly Presentation
Evangel Pentecostal Assembly, Edmonton
Greater Edmonton Sectional Meeting of PAOC Pastors
Greater Edmonton Teachers Convention, Edmonton, Alberta
Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network Conference in Ottawa
Hope Mission
HSBC - Canada Diversity and Inclusion Gala
Lacombe Composite High School General Assembly
Lead Well Conference, a Leadership Development Event for Women. Spruce Grove, AB
Lift the Silence Rally at Edmonton City Hall
Living Stones Church in Red Deer
Many "Mental Health Awareness Week" presentations on behalf of the Canadian Mental Health
Memorial Composite High School in Stony Plain, Alberta
N.A.I.T. - Mental Health Awareness presentation for faculty
North Central Teacher's Convention
North Pointe Community Church, Edmonton
Numerous school assembly presentations throughout Alberta
Ross Sheppard High School General Assembly
St. Albert Mental Health Awareness Conference
St. Walburg, Saskatchewan Community Presentation
Sturgeon County Professional Development Day
The Stanley Milner Public Library Presentation in Edmonton
W.P. Wagner High School

For more information and bookings: 1.866.420.3338 info@speakersalberta.com

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