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Lunch and Learn: Managing mental health in leadership

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If you’re a professional in a community or public-facing position, you’re likely familiar with the stresses that come with this line of work. While these roles can be highly rewarding, they can also create high expectations and break boundaries, leading to burnout and possibly even a departure from the field altogether.

How can you separate what is “required” of you, versus what is “best” for your own wellbeing while working in a professional position? In our latest Lunch and Learn, Neima Hussein of CSI Member Platform will discuss the consequences of such pressures, as well as mental health and wellness for those in leadership and community-serving positions.

By the end of this event, participants will learn:

  • The short-term and long-term impacts of stress,
  • Tips on how to communicate their needs and boundaries in the workplace, and
  • How to develop their own mental health toolkits with practices they can use to support their overall mental well-being.

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The event will run from 12:00pm-1:00pm EST.

CSI Members get in for free! Check your email or reach out to andrea(dot)s(at)socialinnovation(dot)ca for the discount code. No one will be turned away due to costs. If this is a barrier, please send us a message at info(at)socialinnovation(dot)ca and we will follow up with a ticket discount code.


About the Speaker:

Presenter: Neima Hussein

Neima is a recent Bachelor of Arts graduate from the University of Toronto. Neima’s passion for mental health led her to join the community healing project, where she became certified in peer support, and trauma-informed care. As a community healer, she facilitated workshops for youth in Toronto on topics such as grief and loss, the impacts of community violence, traumas’ impact on the brain, and self-care. With exposure to both clinical and community mental health care, Neima believes in a trauma-informed embodied approach to mental health, relying on both mind and body practices for mental wellness.


Platform is non-profit organization led by and for Black, Indigenous and racialized women and gender-diverse youth, with a mission to reshape the civic landscape to advance the priorities of, and build leadership capacities for the communities we serve. Platform was founded in 2017, and has since been established as an emerging leader in the civic leadership and community engagement space, becoming a dependable and valuable resource for timely and informative leadership training, skills development and education programs.