42 episodes

The Conference Board of Canada's Chief of Research, Workplace Productivity, Dr. Bill Howatt, shares strategies to support mental health through COVID-19. As a country, we face a changing world and higher stakes than ever before. The way we respond to challenges today will define the Canada of tomorrow. We’re proud to be Canada’s foremost independent, evidence-based applied research organization. Since 1954 we have provided leaders and decision-makers with the economic analysis, applied research, data, networks and events they need to solve Canada's most complex challenges. © 2020 The Conference Board of Canada. All Rights Reserved.

Carrying On: Mental Health Strategies for COVID-19 The Conference Board of Canada

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The Conference Board of Canada's Chief of Research, Workplace Productivity, Dr. Bill Howatt, shares strategies to support mental health through COVID-19. As a country, we face a changing world and higher stakes than ever before. The way we respond to challenges today will define the Canada of tomorrow. We’re proud to be Canada’s foremost independent, evidence-based applied research organization. Since 1954 we have provided leaders and decision-makers with the economic analysis, applied research, data, networks and events they need to solve Canada's most complex challenges. © 2020 The Conference Board of Canada. All Rights Reserved.

    Episode 42: Workplace wellness chat: Psychological health and safety (October 13, 2020)

    Episode 42: Workplace wellness chat: Psychological health and safety (October 13, 2020)

    Back by popular demand! Our podcast series “Carrying On: Mental Health Strategies for COVID-19” welcomes Dr. Bill Howatt back into our podcast “studio” to share some mental health insights. He’s joined by Andrew Harkness, Strategy Advisor of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), to discuss psychological health and safety. 
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    • 21 min
    Episode 41: Coping skills considerations (July 20, 2020)

    Episode 41: Coping skills considerations (July 20, 2020)

    We’ve all had to create and discover coping-skills. The dangers with at-risk coping skills are the frequency, duration, and intensity. These will create illusions of immediate symptom-relief. Dr. Bill Howatt encourages us to discover pro-social coping skills. Learn more in today’s episode on #MentalHealth during #COVID19
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    • 10 min
    Episode 40: Building trust (July 6, 2020)

    Episode 40: Building trust (July 6, 2020)

    Building trust is foundational to successful human relationships, which plays a big part in successful workplaces. What is the formula for building trust? Dr. Bill Howatt shares his insights.
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    • 7 min
    Episode 39: “New normal” (June 25, 2020)

    Episode 39: “New normal” (June 25, 2020)

    Let’s start to notice the opportunities associated with a “new normal”—new work, new habits, new relationships, etc. Engaging in new skills will allow you to keep pace with innovations. Dr. Bill Howatt helps us navigate the idea of a “new normal.”
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    • 8 min
    Episode 38: Finding silver linings (June 19, 2020)

    Episode 38: Finding silver linings (June 19, 2020)

    It’s been approximately 100 days since onset of COVID-19. There have been so many hardships; what is the silver lining? Dr. Bill Howatt elaborates on his personal ups and downs during this pandemic and helps us understand how to find the silver lining in all of this.
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    • 7 min
    Episode 37: Worry management (June 15, 2020)

    Episode 37: Worry management (June 15, 2020)

    While many consider worry to be exclusively negative, Dr. Bill Howatt reminds us there are some positives. Worry helps us identify when something needs to be addressed or fixed. The challenge is when it becomes overwhelming. Learn how to manage worry, and comment your thoughts below.
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    • 9 min

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