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    Minding the Workplace conference promotes workplace mental health

    EDMONTON, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - Mental health problems affect every
organization's bottom line: They are the leading cause of disability in
Canadian workplaces. The Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction
and Mental Health estimates that $33 billion is lost in productivity each year
due to mental illness in the Canadian labour force.
    Media are invited to speak with experts on workplace mental health at
Minding the Workplace, the Alberta Mental Health Board's one-day workplace
mental health conference.

    October 3, 2007
    The Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel
    10155 - 105 Street, Edmonton

    Keynote speakers include:
    -   Janice Stein, Director of the Munk Centre for International Studies
        at the University of Toronto
    -   Tod Maffin, "one of Canada's most influential futurists," according
        to The Globe and Mail
    -   Judith MacBride-King, a recognized expert in the human resources and
        management fields and an accomplished researcher, formerly with the
        Conference Board of Canada.

    The conference will also feature workplace programs such as:
    -   Mental Health First Aid Canada
    -   Men at Risk
    -   Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the
    -   Fitness to Work (substance use in the workplace)
    -   Stress Sense
    -   The Value of Alignment

    The conference is hosted by the Alberta Mental Health Board and sponsored
by Capital Health, the Human Resources Institute of Alberta, Alberta Venture
and the Conference Board of Canada.
    More conference information is available at

    The Alberta Mental Health Board is a provincial health authority that
oversees and advances Alberta's mental health system, serves in an advisory
capacity to the Minister of Health and Wellness, and works with health regions
and others to address system-wide mental health priority issues that span
regional, provincial and organizational boundaries.

For further information:

For further information: Interviews with keynote speakers and other
presenters may be arranged by calling: Lori Weltz, Alberta Mental Health
Board, (780) 917-4112 or (780) 934-4667 (cell)

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