Global Health and Safety Week
During the last week of September, there was a global focus on health and safety. With lifesaving rules videos, One Point Lessons (OPLs) on health and safety, daily quizzes and a drawing competition aimed at families, there was something for everyone to get engaged in this important topic.
The theme of Health & Safety Week this year was mental health as Anne Lorgen Riise, Chief HR Officer, explained: “We value everyone at Mowi and we recognize the sacrifices that were made and the challenges that were overcome during the last 18 months. We have a strong One Mowi culture and whilst we want to use this Health & Safety Week to remind staff of our policies in terms of Safety First in the workplace, we also want to ensure that we are providing support to help colleagues with their mental wellbeing.”
In Canada West, we brought in Graham Walker (pictured) to work with our team and help them learn techniques to boost their mental health.
Graham holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Victoria. He is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and has been counselling in various capacities since 2006.
Graham’s areas of clinical specialty include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and stress management. He works with adults and youths, and uses a humanistic, client-centered approach in his work. He also uses cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapeutic techniques.
Graham hosted a session which was available to all our staff on Microsoft Teams on October 1st.
Speaking about the event, Blaine Tremblay, Health and Safety Manager, said: “The event was really well attended, and I think everyone appreciated taking time out to focus on mental health at the end of Health & Safety Week. It is great to get advice from an expert in the field. I know I certainly learned some tips that I will be using in future.”