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Mental Wellness - Presented by Rebecca Fairman

  • 11 Dec 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM (CST)
  • Rock Garden - 1951 Bond St, Green Bay


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Wednesday: December 11, 2019

Mental Wellness

Presented by: Rebecca Fairman

Rock Garden ~ Windsor Room

1951 Bond St. Green Bay, WI

7:30am – 9:30am


Rebecca Fairman is the Executive Director of Connections for Mental Wellness, an initiative with the long-term goal of increasing mental wellness education, reducing the stigma surrounding mental health needs, and promoting the emotional well-being of individuals throughout Brown County.  Connections for Mental Wellness is a community-wide collective impact initiative that brings together and facilitates diverse groups of stakeholders (such as nonprofits, government, community advocates, schools, employers, health systems, and so on) to help address community needs and issues related to mental wellness.  It is funded through a significant, multi-year grant from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment from the Medical College of Wisconsin and a Basic Giving Partnership Grant from the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.

Rebecca has worked in social services and mental health care for over 20 years.  She has served in various roles with the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and Foundations Health & Wholeness, as well as volunteer service on a number of boards and committees.  Her work has focused on nonprofit management, fund development, and organizational development.  She holds a degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and is a certified trainer for Mental Health First Aid for Adults.

Rebecca is passionate about the work being done through Connections for Mental Wellness.  She believes that through collaboration, education, and enhanced systems of care, we can create a community that values and embraces mentally healthy children, adults and families.


What is mental illness?  Why should employers consider workplace programs focusing on mental illness?

Rebecca will talk about what mental illness actually is and will separate facts from fiction.  She will discuss the impact mental illness and “poor mental health days” have on employers and the workplace.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Specific workplace strategies for employers to implement which support their workers

  • Learn from Successes – Rebecca will share success stories of local companies who have begun to use these resources in their workplaces.   

  • How to Get Involved - Rebecca will share how SHRM members can get involved in addressing mental illness in their workplaces and in the community by describing the work being done by Connections for Mental Wellness.  

  • Connections Which Provide Support - Rebecca will share how Connections can support human resource executives in this work.

    Reservation Deadline for this meeting is Monday, December 9, 2019

    $25 – GB SHRM Member*

    $35 – Guest of GB SHRM Member*

    For this meeting, the first 10 guests of GBSHRM Members are free. Please email Emily Neumann, Membership Director, the name and contact information of your guest. You will receive an email response letting you know if your guest is one of the first 10 individuals to respond. We look forward to having new faces and members at our meetings!

    $15 – SHRM Student Chapter Member

    *Those who register after Friday the 6th will be charged a $5 late fee.

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    *NOTE: The Green Bay Area SHRM Chapter is obligated to pay The Rock Garden for all reservations made.  If you register for this meeting and are unable to attend, you must cancel by the Friday prior to the meetingin order to receive a refund.  Any requests for cancellation after that date will still be charged the meeting fee

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    GREEN BAY AREA CHAPTER OF SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    GREEN BAY AREA CHAPTER OF SHRM is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for 1 HR (General) credit towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.

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