Mental Health, Resilience & Perseverance (Edmonton)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Register by September 18, 2019
Mental health care means more than just taking care of our physical selves. It also means ensuring the well-being of our mental, emotional, and spiritual sides. This presentation will educate you about mental health and help you recognize how we need to support people who are struggling with mental illness.
Experiencing mental illness can be a very frightening and isolating experience, whether it affects you or someone you care about. Contact with the everyday world is changed when our mental health is affected, and everything we do can become more of a challenge.
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in three Canadians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. As the second highest cause for hospitalization in Canada, mental illness strikes people from all walks of life and all ethnic backgrounds, at every income and age level.
In this course, you will learn:
- Why striving for work-life balance may not be your best option
- About navigating our mental health and that of those around us
- Why negative thoughts can have so much power
- What we all bring with us to work
About the Presenter
Georgette Reed has had a keen interest in sports, fitness, and health and wellness all her life. A certified track-and-field and strength-and-conditioning coach with 43 years of competitive experience under her belt, she has been involved in athletics, bobsleigh, swimming, and water polo. Georgette puts that knowledge and expertise to good use as the Health and Wellness Coordinator for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, as well as a Mental Health First Aid, Psychological First Aid, and R2MR (first responder) instructor and master trainer for the City of Edmonton.
During her athletic career, Georgette represented Canada in the Olympic Games, the World Athletics Championships, the World Bobsleigh Championships, the Pan American Games, the Commonwealth Games, and many other international events. As a competitor, she won 17 national titles (15 in shot put and two in discus). Upon retiring from competing, Georgette was the head cross-country and track-and-field coach for the University of Alberta for 10 years. In this role, she helped develop champions at the provincial, national, and international levels. She has also mentored and coached Special Olympics athletes and coaches in Alberta.
APEGA Edmonton Office
1500 Scotia Place
Edmonton, AB T5J 4A2
September 25, 2019
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Professional Member: $305
Group and company discounts apply. Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.
Sept 18, 2019