Early studies are showing that Covid 19 is having an undeniable impact on our mental well being. As an employer, it is important to be aware of what this might look like within your workplace. On June 11, 2020 the Making Cent$ of Abilities Coalition discussed the mental health ramifications of Covid 19, including how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental distress, and how that might present in the workplace environment. This presentation included strategies for being supportive, as well as professional resources for additional help.
Angela Heeley, Mental Health Promotion and Education Coordinator Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington was the guest speaker at this online event.
Angela is the Mental Health Promotion and Education Coordinator for the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington. She has been employed with CMHA for 10 years in variety of roles, most of these working directly with adults who have mental health and/or addiction issues. These roles include, providing support on crisis and distress hotlines, running a wide range of support groups, and doing community outreach work. Prior to her current role, Angela was part of the “Skills for Safer Living” team, facilitating a psychoeducational program for adults who have attempted suicide one or more times. As such, she is experienced working with individuals in crisis who are at risk. In her current role, she is a certified SafeTALK, Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Works instructor. She also does customized presentations, sits on various committees in the community, and plans and attends events related to mental health. She also runs an educational program for family members of adults with mental health concerns.
This presentation was held in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington and was offered for free.