A Conversation with HR Experts: How to Approach the Echo Pandemic of Workforce Mental Health


Thursday, June 25th, 2020

11 AM PDT / 2 PM EDT


  • Learn Key COVID-19 Insights about Employee Mental Health 

  • Discover What Top HR Leaders are Doing for Employee Wellbeing now

How does HR build a resilient and a healthy workforce that can adapt to any change? 

Due to COVID-19, employees are coming back into the workplace more anxious, stressed, and depressed than ever before. But 50% will not get the mental health support they need to be resilient and healthy at work. 

What can HR leaders do about that?

Join our webinar with Canada’s Leading HR and Workplace Mental Health Experts to discuss how HR can build resilience in their employees as they return to the workplace and safeguard their business. 

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What Attendees Have Said:

Awesome webinar with great insights. It’s helpful to hear about what is happening in other provinces and how they are navigating everything. - People Leader

Thanks for taking the time to hold this webinar. It’s vital for leaders to understand what types of supports will help with staff well-being - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.” - People + Culture Leader

Starling Minds is such a strong advocate and ally for employee mental health. I wish that all leaders could hear their insights.- HR Leader

Ask the Experts:


Teresa Duke

People and Culture Leader
Teresa Duke Consulting

Teresa is a talent and culture consultant and with over 15 years of experience in talent acquisition and HR leadership roles. Author of many whitepapers around agile workforces and workplace culture, Teresa is passionate about helping people learn and navigate through their lives.


Mary Ann Baynton

Mary Ann Baynton

Mary Ann Baynton & Associates

Mary Ann expertise include workplace mental health, psychological safety,
resolving conflict, and building resilience. As the principal of Mary Ann Baynton & Associates, she consults with organizations
across the country to help employees eliminate unnecessary suffering and improve lives.


Manu Varma

Vice President, People & Culture
Traction on Demand

Manu Varma has spent over 20 years in the People and Culture field working in the US, China, Hong Kong, India and France. He is now bringing an employee wellness platform to market to help with COVID, called (a Traction on Demand company).

Brieann Spencer

Brieann Spencer

Sr. Leadership and Learning Advisor
First West Credit Union

Brieann is known for her mental health advocacy and ability to connect with people; she has put First West Credit Union on a path to continually cultivating a healthy, vibrant and inclusive work environment, a place where everyone feels they belong, is valued for their uniqueness and has every opportunity to thrive.

Shiah Bazeley

Shiah Bazeley

Vice President, People & Culture

Shiah is passionate about people. As the Vice President, People & Culture for Daiya, she focuses on building people-centric programs that strategically align to the business objectives and create strong organizational cultures.


Stephen Shea

Managing Partner, Talent
EY Canada

Stephen is committed to EY’s purpose of building a better working world, with the highest-performing inclusive teams. He believes employers have a responsibility to care for their employees’ mental health and to enhance all of their benefits for their people going forward.

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Starling Minds™ is a leading digital mental health platform that empowers organizations to cost-effectively support the wellbeing of their entire workforce. By using self-directed and digitally-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) that is available on-demand, Starling helps to overcome barriers that prevent most people from seeking mental health support - cost, access, and stigma.