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Media Advisory - Morneau Shepell to present new research on workplace mental health at annual Employers Connect event
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Media Advisory - Morneau Shepell to present new research on workplace mental health at annual Employers Connect event

Employers Connect, held in five cities across Canada, gathers business leaders to discuss the latest research on workplace mental health

CALGARY, Jan. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Workplace mental health and its associated costs is a hot topic of discussion among Canadian employers. Morneau Shepell builds on its leadership in mental health in the workplace with new research that examines the views and experiences from employees, employers and physicians.  

Morneau Shepell invites members of the media to attend Employers Connect to be among the first to hear the new research.

John Gulak and Cindy Radu, Co-authors of Sick to Death of the Silence will also speak to attendees about their work telling the inspiring personal stories of Calgarians who experienced a life living with the challenges of mental illness and addiction.

Calgary Event Details

What: 

Employers Connect 2015, 4thannual event on Workplace Mental Health


When: 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. 


Where: 

The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary 


Map & Directions

Who: 

Employers Connect Calgary will feature the following speakers: 



  • David Sturdee, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Operational Effectiveness, Morneau Shepell
  • Dani Savell, Program Manager, Morneau Shepell, presents the results of a new national survey of employees, employers and physicians, looking at their views concerning workplace mental health
  • Jan Leighton, Manager, Health & Industrial Hygiene, TransCanada, will speak about her company's approach to workplace mental health, the challenges they faced and the outcomes to date
  • John Gulak and Cindy Radu, Co-authors of Sick to Death of the Silence, speak to attendees about their work telling the inspiring personal stories of Calgarians who experienced a life living with the challenges of mental illness and addiction

Events are being held across the country in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. To join the conversation online, tweet us @Morneau_Shepell #EmployersConnect #MentalHealth.

About Morneau Shepell's Workplace Mental Health Services and Expertise
Morneau Shepell has been a leader in workplace mental health for more than 30 years developing fulsome, innovative strategies and solutions that help management teams improve the productivity and performance of their organizations by creating psychologically healthy workplaces. With mental health being the single most significant driver of disability absence costs, Morneau Shepell offers best-in-class absence and disability management solutions and is currently offering consulting services to support leading organizations implement the new National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, introduced in 2013. Morneau Shepell is the Canadian or global first to market within a number of areas including a global expatriate EAP, mental health in the workplace training for managers, return-to-work facilitation and workplace harassment solutions, among many others.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Morneau Shepell is the largest company in Canada offering human resources consulting and outsourcing services. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, as well as the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves more than 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With approximately 3,500 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

SOURCE Morneau Shepell - Mental Health

For further information: For additional information or to RSVP, please contact: Ray McIlroy, Kaiser Lachance Communications, 647.725.2520 ext. 215, ray.mcilroy@kaiserlachance.com; Nathan Gibson, Morneau Shepell, 416.390.2641, ngibson@morneaushepell.com