Mental Health Webinar Series - National Safety Council
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Free Mental Health Webinar Series

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will affect employees well beyond the initial crisis. Employers have a unique ability and responsibility to address the mental health and wellbeing of their workers, which is a true organization-wide effort. This free Mental Health Webinar Series led by the National Safety Council and first presented in August 2020, speaks to a variety of positions within an organization and how each one can address stress and mental health.

Supporting Employee Mental Health: Resources for Employees - Aug. 24

Learn how the workplace can impact employee mental health and how to recognize the signs of mental distress in yourself, and share best practices for supporting personal wellbeing. Get the presentation.


  • Emily St. Amant, Clinical Manager, Psych Hub
  • Kelli Smith, HSE Culture and Talent Development and COE Director, Cummins

COVID, Stress, Mental Health and Impacts on Substance Use and Intimate Partner Violence – Aug. 25

The intersection between COVID-19, stress and mental health can lead to increases in substance use and intimate partner violence. Employers can take action to identify, address and support employees who may be experiencing these issues. Get the presentation and the fact sheet.


  • Susan DeGregorio, Employer Services Coordinator; Standing Firm
  • Rachael Cooper, Senior Program Manager, Substance Use Harm Prevention Safety and Impairment Practice, National Safety Council

Supporting Employee Mental Health: Actions for Leadership - Aug. 26

Leaders will understand their role in encouraging, supporting and maintaining a culture of mental health and wellbeing, and learn specific actions they can take to increase mental health and wellbeing in their organizations. Get the presentation.


  • Cheryl Potts, Executive Director, Kennedy Forum – Illinois
  • Jaime Feinberg, Vice President, Risk Control, Captive Resources

Supporting Employee Mental Health: Actions for Supervisors - Aug. 27

Supervisors will learn how the workplace and other external factors can impact employee mental health and the role they play in encouraging, supporting and maintaining a culture of mental health and wellbeing. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of employee mental health distress both in person and remotely. Get the presentation.


  • Darcy Gruttadaro, Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health
  • Karen Johnson, Principal, Trauma Informed Lens Consulting

Supporting Employee Mental Health: Actions for HR Professionals - Aug. 28

Learn about actions workplaces and HR teams are taking to support employee mental health and wellbeing. HR professionals will learn how an EAP can best support employee mental health and what type of services should be expected, as well as how employee finances might be impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the presentation.


  • Greg DeLapp, President of the EAP Association
  • Terri Rhodes, CEO of the Disability Management Employer Coalition