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Webinar on Guides on Return to Work and Mental Health: August 27, 2-4 PM EDT
Webinar on Guides on Return to Work and Mental Health | À vos agendas: wébinaire sur des guides pour le retour au travail et la santé mentale [en anglais seulement]
Webinar: Return to Work and Mental Health
Date and time: August 27th, 2020 from 2-4 pm EDT
Host: Policy and Practice in Return to Work after a work injury: Challenging Circumstances and Innovative Solutions research program, University of Ottawa
Description: When returning to work, what are some of the ‘invisible’ barriers faced by employees who were absent from work due to a mental health problem? How can workplaces overcome these barriers to support return to work of employees dealing with mental health problems? What strategies can workplaces adopt to facilitate this process?
These are just some of the questions that will be examined at this webinar hosted by the Policy and Practice in Return to Work after a work injury: Challenging Circumstances and Innovative Solutions research program. Join Dr. Louise St-Arnaud and Dr. Ellen MacEachen, as they share accommodation best practices identified by their respective research.
Presentation: Introduction of the research program, the presenters and legal underpinnings relating to return to work and mental health
By Katherine Lippel, Distinguished Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law, University of Ottawa, Law Faculty, Civil Law section
Presentation: A Guide to Supporting Return to Work Following a Mental Health Problem: A Workplace-Focused Approach
By Louise St-Arnaud, psychologist and professor at the Département des fondements et pratiques en éducation, Université Laval
Presentation: RTW and mental health: Canadian RTW Coordinator’s accounts of challenges and practical strategies
By Ellen MacEachen, professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
Links to publications:
- St-Arnaud, L. & Pelletier, M. (2013). Guide to an integrated practices program for supporting a return to work and promoting job retention: Facilitating an employee’s return to work following an absence for a mental health problem. Technical Guide financed by the IRSST.https://www.irsst.qc.ca/media/documents/PubIRSST/RG-813.pdf?v=2020-01-20
- MacEachen, E., Neiterman, E., Malachowski, C., McKnight, E., Crouch, M. (2020). Road Blocks and Alternate Routes: Practical Strategies for Managing Mental Health and Return to Work. Retrieved from: http://ellenmaceachen.ca/rtw-mental-health-guide/.
Moderator: Katherine Lippel, Distinguished Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law, University of Ottawa, Law Faculty, Civil Law section
This is a free webinar open to the public. Registration is however required. Please complete the online registration form and a confirmation email containing the webinar login details will be sent to you. For assistance, please contact Monique Lefebvre at Monique.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit the UOttawa webpage for this event.