Dr. Bonnie Kirsh, Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy aand the Department of Psychiatry and the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto, researcher of workplace anti-stigma initiatives, organizational culture and mental health, offers welcome address to the participants of the Congress on Mental Health:Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century.
“Dr. Kirsh is Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on community and work integration for people with mental illnesses and she has published widely in this field, covering a range of mental health conditions and interventions, as well as policy and work contexts. Dr. Kirsh was an invited member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Workforce Advisory Committee, which developed the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. She was a principal investigator on the Commission’s Opening Minds project, the largest systematic effort in Canadian history focused on reducing stigma related to mental illness and she participated in the largest homelessness project in history, At Home/Chez Soi.
Dr Kirsh was a co-principal investigator on Canada’s Aspiring Workforce project, which examined the challenges facing people with mental illnesses who want to work, and the best ways to overcome those challenges. Results of the Aspiring Workforce project are currently being discussed with governments, businesses, policy makers and not-for-profit organizations, to help transform Canada’s policies and services into a system that helps people with mental illnesses to enter and stay in the workforce”.
Please visit the Congress’s website to access online registration for the congress program, including detailed information and registration options: www.mental-health-congress.ru/en/