Program and Speaker Highlights
Join the conversation and learn more about building workplace mental health through our motivating speakers and engaging workshops. Dr. Ali Dastmalchian, Professor and Dean, Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria will talk about promoting psychological health in organizations – with a focus on workplace relations – during our plenary session. LCol Stéphane Grenier , MHCC Peer Project Manager, will lead a workshop on building peer support in the workplace. Dr. Joti Samra will share resources you can use in building your mentally healthy workplace. Learn more about the plenary and workshops on the Bottom Line Conference program page.
New Super Saver Rate: Register before November 20!
Promoting psychological health is essential to building workplaces that thrive—but how do we get there? CMHA’s 9th annual Bottom Line Conference will gather 300 executives, managers, union leaders, as well as HR and health professionals from workplaces large and small across Canada. Together, we’ll learn steps everyone can take towards building a psychologically healthy workplace for employees, members—and ourselves. Learn more about the conference at www.bottomlineconference.ca. For super saver rates, register before November 20.
Elements of a Mentally Healthy Workplace
What is a mentally healthy workplace? A report from the Conference Board of Canada presented data from more than 1,000 employees and managers on what they considered a mentally healthy workplace to be. According to those surveyed, workload, work-life balance and work scheduling, work environment, leadership/management style and communication are key elements of organizational cultures that support workers’ mental health.
- Workload: Is there sufficient staff to do all the work required? Is overtime compensated? etc.
- Work-life balance and work scheduling: Is vacation time encouraged? Do flexible work arrangements exist? etc.
- Work environment: Is it a friendly, supportive and encouraging place to work? Are employees rewarded and recognized for a job well done? etc.
- Leadership/ management style: Are managers well-trained? Do employees have autonomy over their work? etc.
- Communication: Is there open communication between management and employees? Are managers, supervisors and union representatives approachable? etc.
The Bottom Line Conferences are an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association.