TELUS Health Learning presents


Mental health: The new workplace pandemic.

Featuring Stéphane Grenier

October 10th, 2023 | 1 p.m. EDT

60 minutes | Hosted in English

Stéphane Grenier

In celebration of World Mental Health Day, join TELUS Health as we take a deep dive into mental health in the workplace, providing insights as well as tips and tricks on understanding and supporting others.

Workplace mental health was a growing concern for leaders in all sectors for several decades prior to the start of the pandemic in March 2020. While most organizations have managed to adapt to this major disruption by leveraging technology to recreate the way business is conducted, the cumulative effects of social isolation, constantly changing public safety rules, and the inability for people to live what was once deemed a normal life are exacerbating people’s mental well-being in unprecedented ways.

At the onset of the pandemic, the Prime Minister compared it to war. This resonated deeply with Stéphane Grenier. His 20 years of experience in workplace mental health as well as his multiple deployments in and out of war zones over the course of his 30-year military career, provides him with a unique perspective on what works. In a world saturated with research findings, best practices, complex clinical mental health concepts, and overwhelming amounts of social media posts, Grenier brings it all together in an easy-to-digest and easy-to-integrate approach.  

Key takeaways: 

  • Gain self-awareness of self and others
  • Learn how to preserve mental health in a remote work environment
  • Become intentional about resilience and self care
  • Understand how to support others
Stéphane Grenier

Stéphane Grenier

Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired)
Canadian Forces | Founder of Mental Health Innovations

When it comes to mental health, Stéphane Grenier walks the talk. He was recently appointed to the Order of Canada and awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Guelph and Humber College for his contributions to the field of workplace mental health.

Stéphane’s riveting keynotes are not only thought-provoking, but also lead to tangible action and sustainable change for those leaders who are prepared to rethink how they support their people.

His autobiography, After the War: Surviving PTSD and Changing Mental Health Culture, tells his story from the day he landed in the midst of the Rwandan genocide, through his journey of changing mental health culture in the Canadian military, developing national guidelines for peer support with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, all the way to creating Mental Health Innovations (MHI); a consultancy that leads innovative and sustainable change in organizations to enhance the mental health of their people.

Today, he and his business partners develop non-clinical mental health interventions as a compliment to traditional clinical care for private and public sector organizations, as well as for provincial healthcare systems. Stéphane’s vision is a world where people no longer face barriers to good mental health.