Webinar | Supporting Mental Health During the Pandemic with Dr. Bill Howett

Most Canadians are experiencing stress and feeling worried about the impact of COVID19 on our personal and professional lives. As business owners and leaders responsible for your employees, you may be especially stressed and overwhelmed about the challenges (work, relationships, income and other realities of the pandemic) you are facing and the uncertainty of the future. In this webinar, Dr. Bill Howatt provides insight on how stress and anxiety can impact our ability to function and manage during times of crisis, as well as provides tangible actions for what you can do to charge your own battery, and support others in your organization or business.

Learning Outcomes:

• Understand the risks of the current reality and how our stress and anxiety
impact our capacity on a daily basis
• Micro-skills for charging your own battery
• Micro-skills for supporting the mental health of others in the workplace

About Dr. Bill Howett:

Dr. Bill Howatt is a behavioural scientist, known as one of Canada’s top experts in mental health issues in the workplace and has more than 30 years of experience in the field of mental health, addiction, and HR consulting. Dr. Howatt is CEO of Howatt Consulting and the Chief of Research and Workforce Productivity at The Conference Board of Canada, and a member of the International Research Advisory Council (IRAC) at Pacific Coast University of Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS) and Chair of CSA Standard 21008: Management of Substance-Related
Impairment in the Workplace. Dr. Howatt is a highly-respected columnist for The Globe and Mail, author, clinician, consultant and speaker. His latest book, Stop Hiding and Start Living, will be released in May 2020.

Business Assistance Services: Support for Your Whole Business

If you’re a business owner with benefits through Chambers Plan, don’t forget about supports available to you through Arete’s Business Assistance Services (BAS). Simply call Arete at 1-877-412-7483 with your Firm and Certificate number to access confidential and professional guidance to help you navigate human resources, financial and legal situations, as well as critical incidents that may arise at your organization.

Through BAS, you also gain access to the Healthy Business Bookmark™, a carefully curated online library of business information and resources, including sample forms, how-to guides, podcasts and videos. This site is designed to help you manage your business and your employees while recovering from the unique challenges this pandemic has created. It ensures you have access to the resources you need to shore up your future success.

Check out the Healthy Business Bookmark today through the link on your my-benefits® portal.

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