To help foster greater discussion on mental health issues in the workplace, on November 17, 2016 the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) will be co-hosting a Care to Chat event with SafeCare BC (SCBC), whose mandate is to reduce worker injury rates in the continuing care sector. We will discuss issues such as the prevalence of mental health issues in the continuing sector; including what can be done both at an organizational and system wide level to deal with such concerns.
Along with outlining some of the potential challenges and solutions, our panel will discuss best practices being undertaken in Canada and abroad to deal with mental health issues in the workforce. Most importantly, this Care to Chat event will help dispel some of the myths and stigmas on mental health while also increasing public awareness on this important issue effecting BC’s continuing care sector.
To discuss some of these and other related issues, panelists from the continuing care sector and various experts in the field of mental health will participate in this important event. The BCCPA and SafeCare BC hopes this will begin an even greater dialogue and further discussions on mental health issues in the workforce.
Moderator / Key Note: Jon McComb, CKNW Radio host
Sandy Coughlin, Director Occupational Health and Safety, Providence Health Care
Jackie Spain, Coordinator and Facilitator, BC Federation of Labour
Merv Gilbert, Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University
Simon Neill, Executive Director, Broadway Pentecostal Lodge
Register by clicking here.