“Over the last year, Stressed Out Solutions (SOS) has worked closely with London Hydro to establish a 3-year Mental Health in the Workplace Strategic Plan. London Hydro’s Mental Health Specialist’s knowledge and experience in this area has been valuable in providing credibility to and acceptance of our program.
Stressed Out Solutions recent training sessions, attended by all employees, has opened the door for conversations about Mental Health in the workplace. The sessions have broadened our knowledge about Mental Health and have increased our confidence in approaching and communicating with individuals experiencing Mental Health issues.
Stressed Out Solutions however did more than deliver the training. Their ability to connect with employees through listening, empathizing and drawing on personal experiences resulted in employees reaching out to SOS and specifically the Mental Health Specialist.
Stressed Out Solutions Mental Health Specialist met one-on-one with many of our supervisors who sought her advice. Employees approached SOS for information and guidance. One employee in particular was surprised to recognize himself in the material presented by SOS and reached out to Sarah, the Mental Health Specialist.
With SOS’s assistance, we are confident that the initiatives we are introducing over the next couple of years will reduce systemic barriers and create a foundation that will sustain and support a healthy work environment for all employees.”
Elizabeth Carswell, Senior Director Human Resources, London Hydro Inc.
“Thank you Sarah for your presentation on Mental Health in the Workplace. Your presentation style immediately engaged our leadership group encouraging trust for an open and full-some dialogue. The depth of knowledge and practical tools you provided will be put to immediate use. We have so often heard the word “stress” but now have an approach that will help us solution the issues while providing appropriate support for our employees. Your conversation with us today took us far beyond a mental health 101 overview and prepared us to respond meaningfully in a way that will benefit our employees and business.”