Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.

Rick Newton

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Is it Hot in Here?: Why Workplace Mental Health issues are Rising and How to Address Them

2:45pm - 4:00pm
Room: TBD
Intro Level, Intro-Intermediate Level, Intermediate Level, Intermediate-Advanced Level, Advanced Level

According to the World Health Organization, pandemics and economic uncertainty aren’t the biggest threats to global mental health issues at work. It’s actually climate change. “Rapidly increasing climate change poses a rising threat to mental health and psychosocial well-being; from emotional distress to anxiety, depression, grief, and suicidal behavior,” states a WHO policy brief released this summer. According to Dr. Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health at WHO, this remains a relatively ignored problem: “The impacts of climate change are increasingly part of our daily lives, and there is very little dedicated mental health support available for people and communities dealing with climate-related hazards and long-term risk.”In this session, we will share why emotional wellbeing is critical for the future of work, and share best practices for proactively addressing them in your organization. As a result, you will learn: 1) Why emotional wellbeing is important in business; 2) What resiliency is and why it is a critical competency; and 3) Basics of psychological safety and how to get started implementing it in your organization


Zachare Bonhoff, DEI&B professional

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“More than any other, this event galvanizes and strengthens our conservation efforts in Connecticut. We’ve been looking forward to a return to CLCC’s in-person conference for three years. That day is finally here!”

- Stuart Winquist, President, Middlesex Land Trust

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