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Join Helen Fishburn, CEO of CMHA Waterloo Wellington as she provides insights and practical examples of staying mentally healthy during a global crisis. Learn about staying well, knowing when you are not, as well as practical skills for self-care and improving your resilience; how to best support friends, family and colleagues, through difficult times and the basics of staying mentally well in the workplace (even if you are working from home).
The virtual event will include a presentation and Q&A throughout session.
*Names are confidential in Q&A session.
For over 25 years, Helen Fishburn has worked in numerous roles in the mental health and addictions field, including various leadership roles for the past 18 years with the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington.
Helen feels honoured to be the Chief Executive Officer of CMHA WW as it allows her to drive health care system change forward while overseeing care for people of all ages with complex needs. The creation and implementation of Here 24/7, a coordinated access centre for all mental health, addictions and crisis services in Waterloo Wellington, and the IMPACT police crisis program are some of the defining achievements in Helen’s career. More recently, Helen led the creation of Here4HealthCare to respond to and support the mental health needs of our healthcare workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2016, Helen was honoured to receive the Guelph Women of Distinction Award. If you ask Helen, her true pride and joy is her family – her husband and their two children keep her grounded and ever grateful.
Helen holds a Masters in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University.