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The keys to mental fitness can be learned

Mental health concerns are on the upswing in Canada. Employees whose mental fitness is low are at risk for experiencing cognitive impairment, which may result in more risk for accidents (see Total Safety research).

The cause of stress among employees is wide-ranging. Workers report being stressed for personal reasons (e.g. time, financial) just as much as they are stressed for work-related reasons (e.g. work demand). Such ongoing stress can have a negative impact on an employee's mental health.

What can be done to improve mental health?

We can actively engage in building our resiliency and developing micro skills that improve our coping mechanisms to mental health wellbeing.

The Mental Fitness Practice online course will help you develop the foundational knowledge and insights required to create your own personal mental fitness plan. Learn the concept of mental fitness and how it can positively affect mental health in the workplace. Throughout the course, you will explore strategies that will help you mitigate high levels of accidents, presenteeism, and sick time.

Duration: 1 hour for course content and up to 3 hours for hands-on activities
Price: $119 +HST

Note: Multi-seat licensing and discounts are available. Contact an account manager for more information.

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About the instructor

CEO & Founder of Howatt HR
Ph.D, Ed.D., Post Doc UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour

Dr. Bill Howatt is the founder of Howatt Human Resources Consulting and an international expert in Workplace Psychological Health and Safety.

He is a highly sought-after speaker on leadership, mental fitness, and creating inclusive, psychologically healthy and safe workplaces. A behavioural scientist, he is passionate about supporting employees and leaders to create thriving workplaces.

Dr. Bill's 30-plus years of professional experience includes providing services in clinicalmental health, teaching courses for colleges and universities, being a committee chair, and filling various senior leadership roles in Canada and the United States, including the Wall Street financial district. His firm provides HR consulting globally, focusing onemployees' psychological safety.

Dr. Bill has published over 60 books and 600 articles and regularly contributes to workplace mental health research like WSPS Moving to Action: Implementing Workplace Safety and Prevention Services' Mental Harm Prevention Roadmap, and Boston Consulting Group's recent study, The Next Frontier of Workplace Culture, viewed by over 30 million readers.

He is the founder of and creator of the University New Brunswick's Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL). He publishes a weekly workplace mental health newsletter for leaders and workers called Exploring Workplace Mental Health.