Bluenose Chapter Webinar

Canadian College of Health LeaderMental Health in the Health Care Workforce

February 24, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Atlantic Time
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

If your workplace has employees, you likely have employees who are impacted by mental health problems and mental illness; their own, or others.  Join Sarah Pettipas from the Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness Department at Nova Scotia Health Authority, to learn about the organizations efforts to support and address mental health problems in its health care workforce. After participating in the webinar, Health Leaders will:

  1. Understand the prevalence of Mental Health problems/mental illness in Canadian workers
  2. Understand the magnitude of mental illness within NSHA staff
  3. Understand how leaders can help
  4. Hear about NSHA experience with the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s program: The Working Mind (TWM)
  5. Understand where to get more information on TWM and NSHA next steps


Sarah PettipasFeatured Speaker: Sarah Pettipas, Workplace Health Promotion Coordinator

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Sarah Pettipas has worked in the field of Health Promotion for the past 10 years – holding various positions in government and non-government organizations. She is a graduate of the BSc Health Promotion program, and the BSc Psychology program at Dalhousie University. She also holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Waterloo. Sarah has worked in the areas of Injury Prevention, Community Development, and most recently in Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness at Nova Scotia Health Authority. During her career, Sarah has enjoyed facilitating and guest lecturing for diverse groups, from child care staff to college and university students and academic conferences. As a Workplace Health Promotion Coordinator, Sarah’s role includes facilitation for health care staff on reducing stigma of mental health illnesses at work (The Working Mind Program from the Mental Health Commission of Canada) and work on other population health initiatives for the health care workforce.