The Mental Health Commission of Canada & MindWell-U are co-hosting a FREE webinar series in support of Healthy Workplace Month this October
Defined as “mental health services and information delivered or enhanced through the Internet and related technologies”, e-mental health is gaining importance as Canadian employers try to cope with 500,000 employees missing work every day due to a mental health problem or illness, costing Canadian employers upwards of $6 billion a year.
All are welcome to register for one or both free webinars. If you can’t attend the live broadcasts please register anyway and we’ll send you the recordings as soon as they’re available.
Also, everyone who registers for a webinar will be invited to trial for free MindWell-U’s evidence-based e-mental health tool called the 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge. This online training is proven to lower stress, increase resilience and improve performance and has been successfully implemented at businesses, universities and hospitals across Canada including WestJet, Coca-Cola, UBC, Halton Healthcare and more.
Webinar #1: ‘The Ins and Outs of e-Mental Health’
Tuesday, October 3 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET
The first webinar in the series ‘The Ins and Outs of e-Mental Health’ will feature MaryAnn Notarianni, Manager of e-Mental Health at the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She and MWU’s Dr. Geoff Soloway will explore:
· What e-mental health is and how it fills the void
· The evidence base of its effectiveness for different mental health problems and illnesses
· What e-mental health doesn’t do
· Potential for impact
MaryAnn Notarianni leads efforts to promote the advancement of e-Mental health in Canada, including research, knowledge exchange and implementation initiatives. Stakeholder collaboration and engagement is a cornerstone of this work.
Before joining the MHCC, MaryAnn worked at the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, overseeing provincial capacity-building initiatives for the child and youth mental health sector, including youth suicide prevention initiatives. MaryAnn has also worked for the federal government, national NGOs and as a sessional instructor for Carleton University’s School of Social Work.
Register Now for Webinar #1
Webinar #2: ‘How to Take Action’
Tuesday, October 24 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET
Dr. Peter Cornish will join the second webinar ‘How to Take Action’. A Registered Psychologist who heads up Memorial University’s Student Wellness Counselling Centre, Dr. Cornish has extensive first-hand experience selecting and implementing a variety of e-mental health tools and will share:
· Which programs he considers most effective and why
· How to choose the right program for your organization
· Best practices for implementing e-mental health tools
· Cost considerations
Dr. Peter Cornish is an Associate Professor and Director of the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre (SWCC) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Cornish is a strong advocate for interprofessional collaboration and encourages the development of partnerships with a broad range of disciplines within the university and within the public health sector.
His clinical and research interests include online mental health, stepped care programming, mental health service innovations, change management, interprofessional team functioning, interpersonal and group dynamics, wellness community development and gender issues. His empowerment-oriented approach to professional practice is situated within the context of the multiple determinants of health and draws heavily on feminist, community of practice and interpersonal/psychodynamic theory.
Dr. Cornish is a registered psychologist (Newfoundland and Labrador; Saskatchewan) and works part-time in private practice with Cornish & Gilleta.