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Here are just some of the facts;

- 1M US and 500,000 Canadian employees miss work every day due to mental health or workplace stress
- Employers gain $7 for every $1 invested in employees mental well being
- $79B/yr business loss due to productivity and absenteeism from mental health
- Depression results in more days of disability than chronic physical health conditions


Fact is, not only is it the right thing to help your co-workers and employees with their mental health and disabilities, it’s also the best way of making sure they stay motivated and do the best work they can. Neglecting this actually causes severe economic loss for organizations all over the world! To help with that, Brett offers several different workplace seminars, including ‘Mental Health in a Management Setting', ‘Mental Health on a Corporate Level', Mental Health at an Employee Level' and 'Mental Well-being for the Corporation'. Each seminar targets very important levels within an organization that can have a major impact on people suffering with mental health and disability conditions.

Even without an apparent and present issue, addressing mental health at the workplace has enormous effect on the productivity of the company as a whole. Employees are affected by stress, both related to work and their personal lives, they put in overtime, feel under appreciated, or experience a lack of enjoyment in their employment... the list goes on. Talking about these and providing an outlet is a need, and is beneficial for all those involved. People with mental health challenges and disabilities are NOT broken


How will this benefit your organization?

  • reduce the stigma and bias regarding mental health in the workplace
  • create a civil workplace – learn to address bullying at work
  • provide assistance to those dealing with a mental illness at work
  • build resilience in your employees
  • improve employee attendance
  • create an open dialogue in the workplace
  • eliminate toxic work environments
  • generate a greater understanding of those working with a mental illness
  • Stress management best practices: Promoting employee wellness and overcoming mental health issues
  • Supporting employees with accommodation needs
  • Practical strategies for implementing the standard
  • Respectful workplaces, ergonomics and other issues that affect workers over time including fatigue
  • Mental health and wellness support through benefits and beyond: How to maximize the two
  • Creative perspectives: What other forward-thinking organizations are doing

Brett will empower you to transform your workplace with a focus on mental health and reap the rewards of reduced costs and higher performance at work.


IMPORTANT: All of the event topics below are very customizable. Whether it’s a banquet, conference, school/college, corporate event, seminar, training or other, we will work with you to ensure we achieve your goals. You choose from options below to create an awesome program tailored to your specific event. 

Brett's presentations are guaranteed to engage your audience!


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‘Mental Health In a Management Setting’

This 2 hour seminar is directed at a management and human resources level.

The topics to be discussed are:

- How mental health effects the workplace:

~ Turnover

~ Absenteeism

~ Disability

~ Conflicts

~ Performance

~ Human Rights

~ Duty to accommodate

~ Grievances

- How to recognize mental health disturbances, and how to address them

- Providing a comfortable open door policy for employees

- Reducing fear and misconceptions tied to mental illness


‘Mental Health on a Corporate Level’

This 2 hour seminar is directed at a corporate level and is intended to build a strategy that can be woven, with full support, throughout your organization.

The topics to be discussed are:

- Supporting senior management in addressing mental health issues

- Building a strategy that includes education, training, changing processes and procedures, developing resources & measuring effectiveness

- Influences participants to support a positive workplace for those suffering with mental health concern

- Discusses signs that may indicate an employee has a mental health concern

- Addressing challenging behaviours...

... and an hour-long follow up brainstorm on creating a strategy for dealing with mental health concerns within the organization in specific.


'Mental Health at an Employee Level'

This seminar is directed at the employees themselves to help them with stress and difficulties.

The topics discussed are:

- What is a mentally healthy workplace

- Understanding mental illness

- How to approach your employer

- What you can do for a co-worker?

- What you can do for yourself


'Mental Well-being for the Corporation'

 This seminar is directed at discussing mental health itself, and not mental illnesses, suited for the entire corporation as an audience.

The topics discussed are:

- How stress and unhappiness can affect a workplace and how they contribute to economic loss

- Workplace stress

- Grievances

- Employees enjoyment of work

- Productivity

- Workplace conflict

- Communication

- Reducing economic loss

- Performance improvement


People will often hide their problems, especially at a workplace setting, but these issues do not discriminate, and neither should you! Book Brett for a workplace seminar, so that you can rest knowing your co-workers and employees are taken care of!