Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Time: 8:30 - 10:00 A.M central plus 30 minute networking before and after
PLEASE NOTE: This session will be presented IN PERSON AND VIA WEBINAR.
Location: Schneider Electric, 200 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173.
Coffee will be served.
Topic: Mental Health in the Workplace: How to Reduce Stigma & Promote Health & Productivity
Mental health disorders are among the most burdensome health concerns in the United States today. Nearly 1 in 5 US adults aged 18 or older (18.3% or 44.7 million people) reported a mental illness in 2016. In addition, 71% of adults reported at least one symptom of stress, such as a headache or feeling overwhelmed or anxious. Our employees can’t leave these concerns at the door when they enter our workplaces. In this interactive session, you will: - learn how to reduce the stigma associated with the need for behavioral health care and promote access to appropriate resources, - be equipped with tools to reduce absenteeism and healthcare costs to increase employee wellness, retention, productivity, and morale, - understand current trends in mental health and addiction and learn tools for prevention, early detection, and referral for appropriate levels of care, and - define the boundaries of HR’s role and how to respond to mental health issues in a collaborative way that is compassionate, effective, and legally sound. The intention of this workshop is to empower you to become instruments of change during the current mental health epidemic.
Our Presenter: Joyce Marter
Joyce Marter has been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 1998 with a background in Employee Assistance Programs and addictions treatment. She is passionate about providing corporate training seminars and keynote addresses to promote mental health in the workplace.