Breaking The Silence On Mental Illness
Bringing Supportive Conversations To The Workplace
Silence about mental illness is costly and many who need help often suffer in silence. Would employees in your workplace feel uncomfortable speaking to their manager, union representative or a colleague if they experienced a mental health issue? Over half of respondents feared that making such a disclosure would jeopardize their chances for promotion and future success in their organizations. The key to breaking down barriers and eliminating the stigma is in our ability to have supportive, honest, caring conversations.
"Fear breeds isolation"
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"Caring leads to connection"
One in five will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. That means that every person is likely to have a family member, friend or co-worker that will struggle with a mental illness. Most people feel that they are lacking in meaningful tools to offer any assistance. This presentation, will promote awareness of the symptoms, frequency, and treatment options for major mental illnesses. And it will dive into the most beneficial ways people can connect and be supportive when they suspect that someone is struggling. It will leverage the relationship skills that we already use. This workshop will help managers and employees become comfortable with having a conversation in an non-judgmental and supportive way.
- Understand 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 a mental illness in order to effectively encourage members to seek appropriate help if needed
- Combat the effects of the stigma associated with having a mental illness in order to build understanding and acceptance in your workplace
- Leverage effective relationship skills using the ALEC model for supportive conversations
RESULTS AND REVIEWS
Light bulb moments. Audiences tell us that the ALEC model reduces their fear.
“Excellent. Able to impart a lot of information in a relaxed fashion. Challenged my opinions and I enjoyed the life examples.”
– Durham College
“A clear description about mental illness. It was useful for personal experience as well as for clients.”
– David Share Associates
“Offered skills, useful suggestions and awareness. Kept things interesting and well-paced.”
– York Regional Police
Beverly's presentations include insights, practical tools and strategies based on her proprietary S-O-S Principle™. This S-O-S Principle™ ensures that the right strategies are considered for your unique situation, so that you can avoid overwhelm, achieve optimal health and live an engaged life.
RESULTS AND REVIEWS
TIM REDPATH | CEO TEC Ottawa