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Media Advisory - Leaders from business and industry meet in Vancouver to discuss workplace mental health

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Mental Health / Canada

Media Advisory - Leaders from business and industry meet in Vancouver to discuss workplace mental health

VANCOUVER, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Mental health has a significant impact on every workplace. The impact is seen in absenteeism, productivity, engagement and ultimately, the bottom line. The role of the workplace in mental health is also becoming clearer. On January 16, 2013, The National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety was released. It provided a framework to reduce risks and potential liability related to workplace mental health, and to promote a mentally healthy workplace.

On February 11 and 12, Morneau Shepell with special guest Bell Canada will host Employers Connect - a gathering of leaders from Canadian business and industry - in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Those present will discuss practical actions organizations can take, the implications for business, and solutions. Media are welcome to attend the breakfast meeting in Vancouver on Tuesday, February 12, as follows:

Tuesday, February 12

Breakfast meeting at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 West Hastings Street, Meeting Room B, from 8.30-10.30 a.m. Speakers include Rochelle Morandini of Morneau Shepell, Marie-Nicole Audette of Bell Canada, Valerie Malloy of Work Safe BC, and Lieutenant Colonel Stephane Grenier who took part in several Canadian missions overseas and suffered from undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from Rwanda.

WHAT:      Employers Connect breakfast meeting
WHERE:     Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Meeting Room B
      1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
WHEN:      Tuesday, February 12, 2013
      8.30-10.30 a.m.


SOURCE: Morneau Shepell Ltd.

For further information:

For more information and to pre-register, please RSVP:

Cathren Ronberg
Director of Corporate Communications
Morneau Shepell