Webinars - Bear in Mind

mental_wellbeing_in_the_workplace_2.pngWebinars with a Focus on

Workplace Mental Wellbeing

Learn about the latest mental health research from experts in the field and the impact mental wellness has on businesses. Leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition. Gather resources to help your employees and listen to businesses who have addressed this issue as they share their experiences.

Register for upcoming webinars or watch the recordings of past webinars below. 



October 2023 

Intergenerational Workplaces

October 26, 2023. 12:00-1:00 PM

Join our engaging webinar, as we delve into the importance of fostering effective communication and understanding in intergenerational workplaces. In today's diverse corporate landscape, teams often comprise individuals from different generations, each with unique perspectives and experiences. Our panel of speakers will share their experiences with cohesive work environments where employees from all age groups can thrive. 

Anne Richardson, Owner and Media Director of Richardson Media Group

  • Brittany Angelo, Impact Strategist and Dirigo Collective
  • Kerem Durdag, President and COO of GWI
  • Peter LaMonica, Department Chair/Associate Professor – Computer Science, Manchester Community College
  • Coleen Spear, Impact Consultant and Founder of Spear Strategies


November 2023 

Addressing Loneliness in the Workplace

November 29, 2023. 12:00-1:00 PM

New Surgeon General advisory raises alarm about the devastating impact of the epidemic of loneliness and isolation in the United States. The report sheds light on the alarming rise of loneliness among workers, emphasizing that fostering a sense of connection and belonging within the workplace is essential for both individual and organizational success. Learn more about this issue and steps to take to foster employee belonging and well-being.


Jennice Chewlin, MPH, CHES® Founder and CEO, Chewlin Group


January 2024

Cultivating Joy in the Workplace

January 11, 2024. 12:00-1:00 PM

Steps for leaders to foster joy in work. 

Are you ready to transform your workplace into a hub of joy and engagement? Join us for a dynamic workshop, "Igniting Joy at Work: A Workshop for Leaders"; where you'll discover the secrets to cultivating a culture of happiness and boosting team morale. In today's fast-paced and demanding business world, creating an environment where employees thrive is not just a dream – it's a strategy for success.


Heather Gunnell, Founder and Principal, InLight Leadership Group

Previously, Director of Employee Wellbeing at Dartmouth Health 


February 2024

Navigating the Mental Health System

February 8th, 2024. 12:00-1:00 PM

What is the difference between the various mental heath care providers? How can you seek help? Experience both a provider and patient perspective. Discover new and innovative solutions to bypass the limitations of service provider availability and offer your employees access to mental health services. 


Mathew Duncan, MD, a staff psychiatrist and Dartmouth Health assistant professor at the Geisel School of Medicine. 

Debra LeClair, PsyD. Psychologist and Coach, Full Spectrum Wellness


October 2022

The Truth About Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

An expert panel will discuss the truth about workplace mental wellbeing, provide local resources and present a business example of a company that has addressed mental health issues at work. 

  • Dr. Philip Adamo, MD, MPH, Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dartmouth Health
  • Susan Stearns, Executive Director, NAMI NH
  • Todd Buffum, Regional Manager, Impact Fire Services


November 2022

In Our Own Voice 

Speakers: Todd Donovan and Lacey Colligan from NAMI NH relay their own personal experience in an impactful presentation. NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions.

This presentation is presented live only and not recorded.

December 2022

Mental Health: What Do We Need to Change?


Former NH Supreme Court Justice John Broderick

Mike Moloney, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Training Manager, Kennebunk Savings

Shawna DellaMonica, Vice President, Human Resources Manager, Kennebunk Savings

In his forthcoming book, "Back Roads and Highways: My Journey to Discovery on Mental Health," John Broderick details his family's experience with mental health and his personal mission to educate young people and their families about the warning signs of mental health problems and impending crises.

Kennebunk Savings presents their own experience with initiatives for wellbeing and discusses their journey. 


January 2023

Co-Presenting a Webinar by Dartmouth Health 

Workforce: Retaining Employees - employer support of employee mental health and co-occurring substance misuse issues for those who are struggling.

  • How Employee Assistance Programs work and how to make use of them.
  • Creating a culture of well-being and destigmatizing mental health in the workplace.
  • Spotting common signs of workplace stress and changes in mental health.


Luke Archibald, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist and Director of Addiction Services at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC)
Steve Cole, PhD, Lead Clinical Psychologist and Manager of the Dartmouth Health Employee Assistance Program
Rusty Fowler, Global Benefits Leader at Hypertherm, an employee-owned manufacturer with facilities in Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire

Watch the video below for insights, tips, and resources.


February 2023 

Psychological Safety at Work Part 1

The Richards Group's Ross Gibson and Shannon Prescott present the first of a two-part series. In these sessions, they will dive deeper and look at the most critical factor in employee engagement, better performing teams and increased retention rates: Psychological Safety & Wellness. Participants will be given practical tools. 

In Part One, we define what is Psychological Safety and its core relationship to employee engagement and overall employee wellbeing.  We will look at some examples of where the lack of psychological safety has had dramatic (and tragic) results.  We will ‘meet’ Dr. Amy Edmondson, a Harvard Business School researcher who has done ground-breaking work on creating ‘fearless’ organizations.

Register for both webinars for the full workshop experience and access to the workbook!


March 2023

Psychological Safety at Work Part 2 

The Richards Group's Ross Gibson and Shannon Prescott present part two of the series.  In Part Two, we will detail the six key take-away skills that can be refined and honed to improve the level of Psychological Safety in each workplace.  These include:

  • Leading by example
  • Engaging employees
  • Empathic listening
  • Developing people
  • Empowering others
  • Recognizing contributions


April 2023

Nurtured by Nature: How nature benefits mental health


Dr. Lauren Ferguson, researcher and Professor in the Department of Recreation Management and Policy at UNH.

Tye Thompson, Community Based Recreational Therapy Program Director at Northeast Passage