Through a collaborative effort, Thrive LLC and Michelle Mortimer, owner of Vermont and Southwestern New Hampshire’s Wellness Works LLC, offer a powerful workshop designed to help anyone on scene in the workplace have the skills to be able to quickly respond to life-threatening injuries. To learn more about this life saving workshop and to register click here.
Join Wellness Works LLC owner Michelle Mortimer at Vermont Department of Health’s 2019 WORKSITE WELLNESS CONFERENCE. She will be co-presenting TotalHealth: Creating a resilient workplace through recovery-supportive practices.
Session Description: More than 21 million Americans are struggling with addiction, and 70% of Vermonters with a substance use disorder (SUD) are employed, which has a tremendous impact on our society – and our Vermont workplaces. With so many in recovery, it remains in the best interest of employers to create a resilient and healthy workforce. But recovery-friendly culture isn’t just good for the health of employees overcoming substance use or with an undiagnosed SUD; may of the same components that support recovery also support resiliency and a healthy lifestyle for everyone. The entire spectrum of wellness and total worker health™ should be based in prevention with wraparound services for all employees. Early intervention counseling and resources, help with family and work/life issues, and critical assessments and referrals to treatment promote a safe and healthy environment for all Vermont workers, including those in active recovery and those at risk for developing a substance use disorder. Being recovery-supportive is synonymous with drug-free. There’s no lowering of safety standards or tolerating drug use in the workplace, which is a common misconception of the term. Rather, we coach managers and wellness leaders on how to approach and connect with the person involved and channel them to appropriate resources and treatment.