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UNB hosts presentation and workshop on workplace wellness

Author: Communications

Posted on Oct 22, 2012

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton

UNB's Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) is hosting a presentation and workshop about workplace wellness on Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2, respectively.

Protecting Yourself from Burnout will be presented by Mary Ann Baynton, of Mary Ann Baynton & Associates Consulting, on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Wu Conference Centre at 7 p.m.

Mary Ann is the author of Resolving Workplace Issues and co-author with Dr. Martin Shain of Preventing Workplace Meltdown: An employer's guide to maintaining a psychologically safe workplace.  She provides consulting services to governments, organizations and unions that wish to improve or address issues related to workplace mental health.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Simultaneous translation will be available.

The MMFC Workshop 2012: Wellness Pays Off - Family Violence Impacts Everyone will take place on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. Simultaneous translation will be available.

For most people, workplaces are part of our daily lives. Increasingly, it is recognized that workplaces have an impact on people’s health and that personal lives have an impact on our workplace.  This year's theme emphasizes the importance of workplace wellness.  It will offer a venue to discuss how intimate partner violence (IPV) impacts workplaces.  The importance of having a response to IPV that includes all workplaces will be discussed. It is through such discussion that a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities associated with everyone’s wellness can be developed.

Register now