SINCE THE CREATION OF MY WEBPAGE I HAVE STARTED WORKING WITH THE CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION KELOWNA, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME THROUGH CMHA FOR WORKPLACE TRAINING.
Police work is one of the most stressful occupations on the planet and I worked in front line policing for 15 years – twelve of those years as a member of the ERT (Emergency Response Team) and ten in a management position. I have also had the privilege to hold space with those I work beside as a peer to peer support person. I facilitated the RCMPs mental health and resiliency training, teaching members in the office and on the road how to take care of their mental wellbeing despite the stresses of the job. Through the years both in the policing environment and outside of it I have facilitated hundreds of workshops, from employee wellness to suicide intervention. By creating safe supportive environments participants have been able to share their stories and together we have healed old wounds, developed new skills or just learned how to get along better!
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, about 30 per cent of short- and long-term disability claims in Canada are attributed to mental health problems and illnesses. The total cost from mental health problems to the Canadian economy exceeds $50 billion annually. In 2011, mental health problems and illnesses among working adults in Canada cost employers more than $6 billion in lost productivity from absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover. Let’s talk about what is going on in your organization and I will develop and facilitate training for your employees.
Mental Health First Aid – MHFA Mental Health Commission of Canada
Stress Management at Work and Home
Mental Resilience Training
Suicide Awareness Training