July 27

The Global Workplace Wellness Summit is Supporting Community Mental Health and Addictions Recovery to Create Awareness of Increasing Demands for These Services Among Professionals Globally.


The demand for mental health and addiction recovery among professionals is on the increase globally. In many parts of the world, employers do not provide extended health benefits for employees and their families. In those cases, community mental health and addiction services are their only hope. Even for employees with benefits, community programs fill the gap when their benefits do not extend to cover what’s needed for a full recovery. The Global Workplace Wellness Summit will lend its platform at the 5th Annual Summit to be held September 28-29, 2022, in the western Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to fundraise for Sara Riel Inc., a community mental health and addictions service provider in that city. Sara Riel Inc. has been providing mental health and addiction recovery services in Winnipeg since 1977.

The mental health crisis is a global phenomenon and very much in line with the Summit’s goal to promote wellness at work for employees globally. Busy employees are often unaware of support for mental health and addiction recovery for themselves or family members, so collaboration between workplaces and communities is needed to create awareness of existing services and to establish more programs like Sara Riel Inc. 

Our aim is to create awareness of the importance of community mental health services to address the growing demands, so employees can attain the tools to be well. Collaboration between workplaces and their communities is essential if we are to adequately integrate mental health and addictions recovery needs here and around the globe”; says Joyce Odidison, Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit. 

There will be many opportunities for attendees to learn about Sara Riel at the September Summit. Proceeds from the Summit ticket sales will go to Sara Riel to extend support services in Winnipeg. Donations can also be made directly to Sara Riel Inc.’s website. Sara Riel’s team is looking for volunteers interested in helping to build bridges for mental health and addiction recovery at a community level.

Learn more about the Global Workplace Wellness Summit, an initiative of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc., visit www.globalworkplacewellnesssummit.com   or call 877 999-9591. Joyce Odidison joyce@interpersonalwellness.com  #GWWS2022

About the author

Joyce Odidison is President of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc., founder of the Annual Global Workplace Wellness Summit, and a sought-after international keynote speaker who draws on decades of expertise as a Conflict Analyst, Master Certified Coach, DEI Consultant, and Well-being expert. Joyce shares her compelling research and practice on the Well-being Intelligence Competencies™ providing tools and insights to address the escalating psychological safety, mental health, and wellness challenges that leaders grapple with today.

Joyce believes that all relationships and interactions affect well-being, so we must apply intelligence to refuel and foster resilience and performance. Joyce is host of What’s Happening at Work podcast, where she shares practical strategies about how what’s going on at work any day of the week affects well-being. She is the author of six books, a former college and university instructor, and a regular TV expert who has been featured in news media globally.


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