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National thought leaders deliver workshop on dealing with psychological health in the workplace

2012-10-05

(Kingston, ON) St. Lawrence College Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement is pleased to present Managing Psychological Health @ Work: An Interactive Workshop for Managers, at the College on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 9 am to 5 pm. The workshop will be facilitated by two leading psychologists, Dr. Merv Gilbert, a consulting psychologist at Gilbert Acton Ltd., and Dr. Dan Bilsker from Simon Fraser University.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada will soon release a national standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. It is a standard intended to provide systematic guidelines for Canadian employers that will enable them to develop and continuously improve psychologically safe and healthy work environments for their employees. The ultimate goal is to take a complex subject matter and make it easier for employers to take steps to prevent mental injury, reduce psychological risk and promote a mentally healthier workplace.


“We believe this program will help employers develop healthier and happier employees which in turn will increase innovation, performance and engagement,” said Charlie Mignault, Director of Business Development at St. Lawrence College. "St. Lawrence College is happy to share this critical management training with our community partners.”

For more information, please call 613-544-5400, ext. 1348, toll-free, 1-866-274-2298, or email corporatelearning@sl.on.ca

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About St. Lawrence College
Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.