Leslie Bennett is a Partner with MHI, focused on supporting organizations that prioritize workplace mental health. She uses her skills and expertise to assist clients in addressing the issue of mental health in workplaces by:
- Implementing the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace;
- Supporting organizations to create a workplace culture of compassion
- Designing and implementation of social support (workplace peer support) programs within highly complex systems.
She focuses on eliminating barriers and supporting clients to build the case for a mentally healthy work environment.
When she’s not working with Mental Health Innovations “re-humanizing workplaces,” Leslie is a volunteer working with people who have lived through mental illness. She is the Canadian Regional Lead for The Stability Network – a growing movement of people living and working with mental health conditions, sharing their stories to inspire others and change how people think about mental health.
In 2007, Leslie made a life-changing decision to be open about her experience living with Bipolar Disorder. After concealing her mental illness for 10-years, she now speaks and writes about her journey through her mental health blog, The Mental Health Sherpa.
Leslie has a Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Ryerson University; Professional Coach Certification (PCC); is a CultureSync™ Approved Tribal Leader; Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor and is also a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.