Making Suicide Prevention a Workplace Priority
Description: Every employee can promote mental health and help prevent suicide. Simple steps such as stress management or depression screening help employees maintain their own mental health. They can also use specific tactics to help promote the mental health and safety of others.
A comprehensive, evidence-based approach to suicide prevention and mental health promotion already exists. Hear from Sally Spencer-Thomas at the Carson J Spencer Foundation about a practical and cost-effective approach. By being “visible, vocal, and visionary” leaders, employers set the expectation that health and safety are a priority and that mental health promotion and suicide prevention are a critical part of it.
Sally Spencer-Thomas, CEO and Co-Founder, Carson J Spencer Foundation
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is hosting a series of webinars on the last Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. ET to take stock of what employers are already doing to improve the workplace and brainstorm ways to continue the momentum.
The twenty-first webinar took place on June 25, 2015 at 1 p.m. ET with guest speaker Sally Spencer-Thomas, CEO and Co-Founder, Carson J Spencer Foundation.
- Register for future webinars
- Download the voluntary National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace