Webinar: Resilience in Challenging Times: Caring for your company's mental health

Community Event

Hosting Organization: 

HELM Construction Solutions

Event Date: 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020







Presented by Mel Baiser, HELM Construction Solutions and special guest, Karen Blumberg, MA, LCMHC of Adaptiva HR.

Did you know construction workers have the highest rate of suicide among workers in the United States?

During stressful times (such as living through a pandemic), it is important to think about the way we take care of our employees and ourselves. As triple bottom line companies, what do we do to prepare for times of change, uncertainty, and greater stress? How do we address mental health issues when they come up at work? How can we challenge stereotypes and stigma surrounding mental illness? What supports are available to guide business owners and employees, and how can resilience skills be helpful? This webinar explores these questions and more, with the first hour of interactive workshop and the last half hour of optional discussion amongst participants.

The cost of the webinar is $25.00 per person or $50.00 per company (unlimited participants), with sliding scale registration available (pay what you can). We do not want cost to be a barrier to participation. Payment accepted via Paypal: paypal.me/buildhelm

About the Presenters:

Karen Blumberg, MA, LCMHC

Karen holds a Master’s degree in counseling psychology and is licensed as a psychotherapist. She is trained in several clinical modalities including couples counseling, family systems counseling, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Hypnotherapy, and Narrative therapy. Karen also holds a Certificate in Training and Facilitation from Marlboro College. In addition to her clinical work, Karen has a significant background in training and development. She organizes and leads workshops and also provides management coaching on topics related to the systems and support for people at work. Karen really enjoys helping managers become stronger leaders.

Mel Baiser

Mel has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, both in the field as a carpenter and weatherization installer and in the office as a project manager and estimator. Mel came into the trades after working as a community organizer and social justice activist. A 7th generation Vermonter from a family of builders and farmers, Mel has also lived on the West Coast and in Central America. Motivated by working for climate justice, sustainable community development, healthy, efficient, and affordable homes, Mel returned to their roots in Vermont in 2010 and lives in Brattleboro with their wife and son. Mel is a founding member of Lost River Racial Justice and an active participant in the Southern-VT based Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON). In addition to a BA in Sociology from Linfield College, Mel holds a certificate in Construction Management from California State University, East Bay, has been a BPI Certified Professional, and a Passive House U.S. Certified Builder. Mel is a bilingual Spanish speaker and enjoys martial arts, music, running, and hiking.

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