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Navigating Mental Health in the Workplace with Optima Global Health

Raising awareness of mental health through May, we’ve partnered with Optima Global Health to bring you the latest information, research and organization assistance. Optima Global Health closely monitors the physical and psychological health of over 1 million employees, continuously learning and adapting to organizational needs to ensure a mentally-fit workforce.

The total cost from mental health conditions to the Canadian economy exceeds $50 billion annually. 30% of short- and long-term disability claims in Canada are attributed to mental health problems and illnesses. It is vital to address mental health at work to minimize absenteeism, reduce turnover and increase productivity.

How do you manage mental health and illness within your organization? By offering tools and resources that create an environment that supports the health and well-being of all individuals. Enabling employees and members to recognize signs of possible health problems and navigating seamlessly to the support they need.

Join our webinar to find out how to address mental health in your organization – navigate individuals to the resources and information they need, ease the identification process and help them receive early and appropriate treatment. Show that you recognize the importance of psychological health and safety in the workplace.

We will demonstrate how to create and maintain a workplace that positively effects mental health through appropriate tools, information and support for every individual under your care.


[Webinar in English]

Date: Wednesday, May 29th
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm

[Webinar in French]

Date: Thursday, May 30th
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm


Marie-Ève Arnaud

Marie-Ève holds a multidisciplinary bachelor’s degree from HEC Montreal and a therapist certification in Counselling. With more than 20 years of experience in various companies, she decided in 2012 to reorient her career towards her passion: helping individuals improve their well-being. She coached more than a hundred young entrepreneurs through professional training programs and offered individual therapy as well as hosted wellness conferences. Upon joining our team she has contributed to many new wellness objectives.

Élise Laviolette

Élise holds a M.Sc. (Psychology), and a MC:AT (Counselling & Art Therapy).  Elise spent the first 10 years of her career as a human factors researcher with a focus on prevention programs for corporate clients and mental health agencies.  She spent the following 10 years as a mental health professional and public education consultant with local agencies and the Canadian Mental Health Association.  She currently works in private practice and as an EAP counsellor where she uses evidence-based approaches to help clients develop effective strategies to respond to challenging situation and to improve their psychological well-being. Elise also volunteers as part of a dog therapy team at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Jennifer Okhovat

Jennifer is a Sales Director at Novus Health and plays a key role in developing new business opportunities and supports the growth of our clients across Canada and worldwide. She has over 10 years’ experience in the health and wellness industry working with organizations to help promote health and wellness products, tools and services. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Management from York University and is based in our home office in Toronto.

Richard Lafontaine

Richard is a Business Development Manager at Novus Health. For more than fifteen years, he worked in a business development role representing innovative health & wellness solutions for physicians, insurers, pharmaceutical companies and employees in the workplace with the objective of improving the health of the Canadian population. He holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Québec. Richard is based in our Montreal office.


Optima Global Health
Founded in 1993, Optima Global Health is known for its flagship integrated workplace health and wellness approach. Our innovative programs and services help companies reduce their absenteeism-related costs and improve the health of their employees and their organization. Through our specialization in prevention, intervention and postvention, we help workers in all fields maintain or recover their health, both physical and psychological.


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