Mental Health and Resilience: Resources for Workers

The importance of mental health is becoming more and more clear in recent times and there are strategies that workers can take to improve their individual resilience. Learn about the signs and symptoms if someone is struggling, strategies for maintaining positive mental health, and the tools and resources available for workers to take care of themselves and to promote psychological health and safety in the workplace.


Speaker bio:


Amenda Kumar, MSW, RSW (she/her/hers)


Occupational Health & Safety Consultant


OHS Consultation & Education Services


Amenda has worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years, working for both government and private organizations. She joined WorkSafeBC in 2014 and since then, she has worn several hats including working as a Case Manager in Claims, Investigations Officer in Fatal and Series Injury Investigations, and currently as an Occupational Health and Safety Consultant for Mental Health Injury Prevention in Consultation and Education Services. Outside of WorkSafeBC, Amenda is involved in promoting mental health in her role as a therapist at a Vancouver clinic specializing in support for adults struggling with anxiety and other mental health challenges. Amenda has her Master of Social Work from UBC and is currently a member of the BC College of Social Workers. She also works closely with the BC First Responders’ Mental Health Committee in supporting first responder mental health.

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