ROW | Webinar – Yes, you can talk about mental health at work
Free | Wed 10 Aug, 11am – 12pm (NZST)
In August, we are joined by Melissa Doman, US-based Organisational Psychologist, Former Clinical Mental Health Therapist, & Author of Yes, You Can Talk About Mental Health at Work (Here’s Why And How To Do It Really Well). In this webinar, we’ll look at not just at not just why you should have mental health conversations – but how. We’ll also dive into some of the key objections you might face in encouraging line managers from having mental health conversations – everything from “I’m not a therapist” to “I don’t want to say the wrong thing”.
Melissa has spoken, presented, and consulted for organizations and Fortune 500 companies across industries and around the world, including clients like: Google, Dow Jones, Microsoft, Siemens, Salesforce, Estée Lauder, MAC, Aveda, Janssen, Legal & General, Bumble and bumble, and more. She has been featured as a subject matter expert by Vogue, the BBC, CNBC, international and national conferences, mentoring programs, and in LinkedIn’s 2022 Top 10 Voices for Mental Health. After a decade of fieldwork, Melissa compiled all of her training, field experience, and expertise into her new book: Yes, You Can Talk About Mental Health at Work…Here’s Why (And How To Do It Really Well). She also served as the consulting subject-matter expert for the manuscript and wrote the foreword for Beat Stress at Work: How to Balance Your Ambition With Your Anxiety by Mark Simmonds.
Melissa is a prominent thought leader in the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union. Having lived abroad in South Korea, England, Australia and traveled to 45+ countries, she calls upon her global experiences to inform how she works with companies around the world. She uses these experiences to highlight how cultural differences and personal experiences impact how we perceive mental health, stress, and mental illness, and how we communicate and interact at work. And, how we bring these beliefs into work.
Melissa also holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Adler University and a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Communications from The George Washington University. While in clinical practice, she held several licenses at the state and national level and achieved certification through a Stanford University-sponsored program as a Chronic Disease Self-Management Educator.
1. Guest interview: We’ll start this session with the guest interview, facilitated by Sarah McGuinness.
2. Group discussion: After the interview, then we’ll open the ‘floor’ for discussion, and we welcome any questions you have about the interview topic.
3. News: We’ll invite you to share any news or wins, or ask workplace wellbeing questions of the group. Sarah will also share updates from the world of workplace wellbeing.
The event is open to members of ROW Network and ROW Gold only.
FYI – The discussion section will be recorded to turn into a podcast. The Q & A or subsequent discussions will be not be included in the podcast (and please let us know if you have any concerns).
Instructions on how to join the meeting via Zoom will be provided upon registration.