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. Lleaders 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 experience.

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

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

2/9/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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 

3/9/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

4/6/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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 


May 2023 

Mental Health Awareness Month

In partnership with UNH Browne Center, Mitigating Stress and Burnout Strategies.

Full-day, in-person workshop with bi-weekly one hour follow-up Zoom drop in hours. 



October 2022

The Truth About Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

10/11/2022 11 AM - 12:00 PM

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 

11/17/2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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?

12/15/2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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.