Talent Management Truths

Mental Health First Aid with Manisha Mistry

November 08, 2023 Lisa Mitchell / Manisha Mistry Episode 102
Talent Management Truths
Mental Health First Aid with Manisha Mistry
Show Notes

“Our health and safety program has become more than just a traditional safety program…[it] looks at the whole person whether that is physical or psychological.”
-Manisha Mistry

How well does your organization support employee mental health?   How well do employees avail themselves of existing resources?  Tune in today to learn about mental health first aid training and how to help people take advantage of your offerings just-in-time.

My guest is Manisha Mistry. For two decades, Manisha has solidified her reputation as one of Canada’s leading health and safety professionals. In her role as Senior Director of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at CSA Group she works to create a safe and inclusive environment for employees across all locations worldwide. Manisha leads a high-performing team of health and safety professionals to manage a global, multi-site HSSE management system registered to the ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 standards, while supporting the continuous evolution of CSA Group’s ‘safety-first’ culture. She also spearheads CSA Group’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) program. In this role, she focuses on bringing together the organization’s many diverse stakeholders with the aim of establishing a safe and inclusive environment for all global employees. She is best described as an authentic life-long learner who keenly supports employees on their own personal and professional development journeys.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The commonalities between the functions of Health and Safety, and DEI and why you might choose to combine them 
  • An overview of the Mental Health First Aid Program (see link below; publicly available) and how to support and sustain it using ambassadors as conduits between employees and resources
  • How to trust that people will find and leverage resources when they are ready


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