Day Two: Monday, July 22, 2019
Monday, July 22nd, 2019
Despite the growing awareness of employee mental health issues as a business concern, the discussion tends to ignore the needs of leaders. Research indicates that leaders are at a greater risk for depression and anxiety, yet they are less likely to seek out help for it. In fact, according to research that Refinery conducted in Q1 of this year, (of which 67% were either senior leaders or C-Suite), the issue of mental illness being a stigma in the leadership ranks is still vast and deep.
In this presentation led by Refinery CEO Susan Eick and Civic Action VP of Initiatives Linda Weichel, we will explore the reality of what leaders in Canadian organizations are dealing with in regard to mental illness, why they don’t seek out help, and what the impact of this has on their organizations as a whole.
Susan Eick, CEO - Refinery
Linda Weichel, Vice President, Initiatives - CivicAction