2021 Virtual Education Forum Webinar: The Pandemic’s Impact on Collective Mental Health

Jennifer NelsonVirtual Education Forum, Webinars

Tuesday, Sept. 21

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

In 2020, employers saw a significant increase in demand for mental health services as workers faced unprecedented challenges. Employees have endured 16 months of challenges and stressors, functioning in a state of high alert and frequent anxiety. This is producing a mental health crisis of unprecedented proportions, in turn, negatively impacting the mental health and resilience of everyone. Employers are searching for new and innovative ways to provide support to their employees. As we move towards reopening and return to in-person work for many, addressing the worsening mental health issues will be critical.

Join us for this session as we explore the key findings from a recent national survey showing how U.S. employers are managing the rising mental health challenges in the workplace. Hear what employers can offer to provide support to employees through all stages of mental health, and walk away with an understanding of the newest virtual and technology-enabled programs and resources companies are using to support their employees to drive greater engagement and adoption.

This webinar will be 90 minutes to allow for additional Q&A.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify current mental health trends in the workplace, and how to cope with the ever-changing landscape.
  • Gain an understanding of available programs and resources, and how to make them readily available to employees.
  • Discover tips and tricks on how to address employee mental health issues, and how to create an open culture for mental health discussion.


Michelle Jackson
AVP, Sales Enablement Solutions Segment

Michelle Jackson has a passion for helping people overcome challenges. After obtaining her bachelors degree in psychology and a master's degree in social work, she initially practiced clinical social work in Virginia. She specialized in adult issues, specifically the treatment of addiction and the impaired professional. Her 20 year career with Unum has utilized her background as a clinical reviewer and clinical vocational director, and made her responsible for clinical strategy and return to work. She transitioned to working with large employers as a national client manager working closely with employers on plan design, absence management, and workforce strategies. Most recently, Michelle managed the Workforce Solution Group which focuses on absence management strategies, and coordination of wellness, disease management, and ancillary services to increase utilization and engagement. She is also responsible for leading all national client group market development activities and industry engagement for Unum.

Maxime Guillaume
General Manager, Behavioral Health

Maxime Guillaume is the general manager for Unum’s behavioral health product. Prior to leading the behavioral health team, he spent several years in corporate strategy and development at Unum, focused on long-term growth initiatives. Previously, he spent five years at The Parthenon Group, delivering strategy engagements in the healthcare space for both corporate and private equity clients.



This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

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Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. 

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