Information is Useless Without Transformation: How to Rapidly Impact Workplace Mental Health - CPHR NL

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Information is Useless Without Transformation: How to Rapidly Impact Workplace Mental Health

May 3, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In recognition of the CMHA Mental Health Week May 2 – 8, 2022, CPHR Atlantic and CPHR Saskatchewan are proud to partner with Howatt HR Consulting to bring members this complimentary webinar. 

There is growing information that workplace mental health is becoming a more significant challenge (e.g., YOY increases in STD/LTD & WCB claims due to mental health). Knowing workers’ mental health is a growing concern is not enough. Assuming that simply putting in place programs and policies will be enough to impact is a common mistake.

For employers to positively impact workplace mental health, they must first understand what psychosocial risk factors and hazards are creating the most considerable strain on the workers and leaders. Then, discovering what protective factors the employer can facilitate using a Plan – Do – Check – Act (PDCA) approach to create the desired transformation (ie., reducing mental harm and promoting mental health). Transformation and impactful workplace mental health initiatives will drive worker engagement and productivity, the decline in sick time, and disability costs that contribute to having a secure and sustainable workforce. In 2020, companies with the highest workforce treatment scores in Just Capital’s rankings outperformed the Russell 1000 by 4.7 percent.

Dr. Bill Howatt, an international expert in workplace mental health, will provide professionals tasked with facilitating workplace mental health a framework for taking information and creating actions that put the organization on the right track to transform workplace mental health. Five in five workers and leaders have mental health. How effective the employer and employees learn to promote and protect workplace mental health will determine how well a work culture becomes psychologically safe and healthy. There are no shortcuts. There are no magic fixes to workplace mental health. To create rapid workplace mental health transformation requires a commitment to continuous improvement, collecting the correct data, engaging workers, measurement, reporting, and auditing.


      • Explore critical considerations required to create a psychologically safe workplace.
      • Review the link between risk factors, hazards, and protective factors.
      • Understand why workplace mental health requires a Plan – Do – Check – Act Approach.
      • Discover how to leverage a rapid approach to workplace mental health. 

About the Facilitator 

Dr. Bill Howatt  is known internationally and is one of Canada’s top experts in mental health issues in the workplace with over 30 years’ experience in mental health, addiction, and human resources consulting. Dr. Bill has published over 40 books such as The Globe Mail Best Seller: Cure for Loneliness and Stop Hiding and Start Living and over 400 articles. He is a regular contributor with Talent Canada, WSPS CEO blog, The Chronicle Herald and The Globe and Mail.

Dr. Bill has created the senate-approved Certificate in Psychological Safe Leader & Certified Management Essentials, Pathway to Coping and Mental Fitness through the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Bill is on CSA OHS Standards Steering Committee and the Chair of CSA Standard Z1008: Management of Substance Related Impairment in the Workplace. Dr. Bill is the former Chief of Research and Development, Workforce Productivity, at Lifeworks. He is also the former Chief of Research, Workforce Productivity, at The Conference Board of Canada. A few examples of his research projects include: a study Canada Pandemic Pulse Check: COVID-19’s Impact on Canadians’ Mental Health with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Moving to Action: Implementing the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services’ Mental Harm Prevention Roadmap.


This free event is for CPHR Atlantic* and CPHR Saskatchewan members only. This event will be recorded and provided to participants.

Please go to CPHR NS event page for registration. 

Email [email protected] for discount code.


May 3, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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