Morneau Shepell and Bell, in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University, today announced the launch of a progressive new workplace mental health certificate training program that teaches leadership skills in managing performance and promoting a mentally healthy workplace.
Since 2010, Morneau Shepell has been an active partner in supporting Bell, a leader in Canadian mental health awareness, in the creation and delivery of its workplace mental health training program, including the development and integration of this new expanded training program, now available to all Canadian businesses and organizations.
"Workplace mental health is a key action pillar of the Bell Let's Talk initiative, and Bell has embraced the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace as part of our approach," said George Cope, President and CEO of Bell Canada and BCE. "Having implemented Canada's first mandatory mental health training program for all managers, Bell is eager to move forward with this next phase of training in order to ensure a mentally healthy workplace. We encourage Canadian businesses of all kinds to integrate the Standard into their own health and safety programs."
The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative Dedicated to promoting Canadian mental health, Bell Let's Talk is built around four action pillars: anti-stigma, care and access, research, and workplace best practices. The fourth annual Bell Let's Talk Day, set for January 28, invites Canadians to join the conversation and help end the stigma around mental illness. On Bell Let's Talk Day, Bell donates 5 cents for every text, mobile call, and long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, and every Facebook share of the Bell Let's Talk Day image. Bell's donations are made at no extra charge to Bell Let's Talk Day participants, though normal long distance or text charges, if any, apply. To date, Bell has already committed $62,043,289.30 to Canadian mental health based on its original $50 million commitment and participation in Bell Let's Talk Day since 2011. To learn more please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.