Event type: All Ages
9:30 to 10:00 - Networking, sponsored by Motion Electrical Contracting / Motion Heating & Cooling
10:00 to 11:00 - Keynote Presentation (and Q&A) from Helen Fishburn, Chief Executive Officer, CMHA WW
An important check-in on our mental health! Helen will address the mental health pressures we are all feeling as the pandemic drags on, and particularly during this third wave. Helen will share some tools that will help us all check-in on ourselves, and others.
Who is Helen Fishburn:
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 20 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.
December 2, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Cutoff is Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:59 am EST unless it sells out earlier.