Mental health conference planned for Richmond Hill

January 31, 2017 by  

Badge of Life Canada will be hosting a conference in Richmond Hill organized to provide those who attend with skills they can put to use in the workplace.

Intended for first responders, health care professionals, First Nation’s support workers, chaplains, clergy and other spiritual counselors, educators, social workers as well as family members, the conference will help attendees discover more about mental health in the workplace and how to find a good balance between life and career.

Much of the event will focus on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and occupational stress injuries, as well as how people who are at a high risk of developing these issues can help themselves and each other. Prevention will be highlighted, and potential treatments discussed. Presentation folders can be used by the organizers of an event like those to package and distribute informational materials to those who take part.

The Surviving Trauma and Building Resiliency in the Workplace symposium will be held at 10268 Yonge St in Richmond Hill on February 7th from 7:45 am until 4:00 pm. The ticket price is #125.00, which includes both breakfast and lunch, as well as two snack breaks. Anyone with special dietary requirements is asked to let the organizers know when they register.

More information about the event and Badge of Life Canada is available on its website.