Free Webinar: Can Mental Health Affect My Business? Yes, It Can!

Can Mental Health Affect My Business? Yes It Can! 

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Do you know someone who is experiencing a mental health challenge, like anxiety or depression? Most of us do. In fact, even pre COVID-19 over 500,000 Canadians were unable to work in any given week due to mental health issues.

How do entrepreneurs maintain their own mental health and at the same time know what signs to look for that indicate a member of their team may be struggling? What resources are available to you or your team?

Please join Julie Holden, as she discusses how sole practitioners and employers can tap into resiliency and understand when and how to seek help. In this interactive session, Julie will provide information on how mental health impacts businesses, how to identify challenges as well as resources to access. She’ll also discuss what a mentally healthy workplace looks like and talk about ways to achieve it. 

Some mental health topics that will be covered:

  • The importance of mental health and how it affects your business
  • Challenges we encounter running a business
  • Transitioning from a corporate career to becoming an entrepreneur
  • Identifying stress triggers and signs of burnout
  • How to manage stress and anxiety
  • Work life balance/work life integration
  • Resiliency – 4 traits we can develop
  • Ways to improve your mental health
  • Stigma/self-stigma
  • How to recognize you may need help – warning signs
  • Where to go for help – resources, tools & apps

Speaker:  Julie Holden, Principal – Holden & Associates Consulting Inc.

Expertise: Workplace Mental Health | Absence & Disability Management Strategies

Julie has an extensive background of over 25 years delivering workplace health and productivity solutions to her clients in a wide variety of industries in both the private and public sectors.

She was a Principal at one of Canada’s largest consulting firms, Willis Towers Watson, where she led its health and productivity practice in Ontario and was also the Practice Leader of the Absence and Disability practice at both Buck Consultants and Morneau Shepell.

Previously, Julie was an Assistant Vice President at Manulife Financial heading the Toronto disability claims operation, subsequent to many years with Canada Life, in various leadership roles. She has worked with many organizations of all sizes on disability management and workplace mental health initiatives.

Julie is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She was a contributor to the 14th Edition of the Handbook of Canadian Pension and Benefit Plans. She has also regularly presented to students of the International Society of Certified Benefit Consultants as part of their disability management curriculum.

She is certified by the Canadian Mental Health Association as a Psychological Health & Safety Advisor to workplaces and is a registered Practitioner with the Human Resource Professionals Association of Canada.