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Mental Health Support for Entrepreneurs

August 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am

Location: Online.

This webinar delivered by the Mental Health Commission of Canada will provide you with information and resources to better understand the mental health challenges faced by small business owners and entrepreneurs. This presentation will help you understand the challenges and benefits of taking care of your mental health from a business perspective, and provide you with some key strategies, tools, and resources so you are equipped to better understand your own mental health, as well as the mental health of your employees and what you can do to be a leader for them.

What you will learn:

  • Is it good business to ensure my workplace is conducive to good mental health?
  • What are the main barriers to workplace mental health, particularly for people in leadership roles?
  • How do I recognize indicators of declining mental health?
  • How do I overcome stigma and find help?
  • How do I access free resources that are available to me and/or my employees?
  • How do I help my employees if they are struggling with their mental health?

Join us to learn about mental health support for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Speaker Bios:

Liz Horvath is the Manager of Workplace Mental Health at the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Liz is a consultant and international speaker with more than 25 years of experience and passion in health and safety. Specializing in workplace mental health, Liz helps clients to achieve their goals with minimal risk of physical and psychological harm. She became personally familiar with the challenges of working as an entrepreneur when running her own business.

In 2016, Liz was honoured for her part in helping to evolve workplace mental health in Canada as CSA Group Project Manager, where she led the development of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, the first of its kind in the world. In her current role as Manager, Workplace Mental Health, with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Liz is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Canadian workers and their families by supporting organizations with building psychologically healthy, safe, and productive workplaces where people can flourish.

Tiana Field-Ridley is the Senior Program Manager of Workplace Mental Health at the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Tiana is an enthusiastic mental health advocate with a passion for turning systems knowledge into real-world change. She is currently working as a program manager at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, where she supports employers in building workplace mental health strategies that align with the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Her former experience includes six years serving on the Alberta Mental Health Review Panel where she gained extensive experience with in both mental health and judicial systems. She was also previously self-employed as an independent Mental Health First Aid instructor and conflict management consultant with a focus on community development.

Explore the free seminars and workshops offered through Small Business Centres Ontario. Small Business Centres Ontario is the larger association supporting all 54 Small Business Centres across Ontario providing entrepreneurs with a full range of support services needed to start and successfully grow their small businesses.

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