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Gibson Insurance Agency announces partnership with Kim LaMontagne on workplace mental health program

Aug 13, 2021 12:31:29 PM


South Bend, IN., August 13, 2021 – Gibson and Kim LaMontagne, LLC have announced a partnership to help leaders access several free resources to support creating a mentally healthy workplace culture. In addition, all Gibson clients are eligible for a ten percent reduction in cost for LaMontagne’s leadership training program, “The 4 Pillars of Creating and Sustaining a Mentally Healthy Workplace Culture.” The curriculum is available in three formats: live/onsite, virtually and on demand. The main goal of the 4 Pillars is to teach leaders not to be afraid of mental illness. It teaches how to create a culture of safety in the workplace where everyone feels safe to speak openly about mental health without fear of judgment, retribution, or job loss. Gibson and its clients can access these resources at kimlamontagne.net/gibson.

“Business and HR leaders are searching for tools to help support the mental health and well-being of employees. A healthy employee is a more engaged employee. It is an honor to work with Gibson to provide their clients with access to valuable resources to support creating and sustaining a mentally healthy workplace culture,” said LaMontagne. “Together, we are changing the culture of mental health and substance use in the workplace and creating a safe space where employees feel safe speaking openly about mental health without fear of judgment, retribution, or job loss. Lives depend on it."

Becky Beckman, director of marketing at Gibson said, “it has become extremely apparent that mental health resources for business and HR leaders are inadequate and our clients have been searching for additional tools to help support their employees and families. We are thrilled to partner with Kim LaMontagne to offer our clients access to training, support, and resources that focus on stopping the stigma associated with mental health and substance abuse disorder. We can all work together to create a healthy workplace culture!”

Upon completion of this training, leaders will have a better understanding of what it is like to live with mental illness, stigma in the workplace, the power of peer support, the power of using person centered language and the role of leadership when creating a mentally healthy workplace culture. A complimentary training consultation can be scheduled at kimlamontagne.net.

About Kim Lamontagne

Kim LaMontagne, MBA, is an international speaker, trainer and mental health in the workplace expert and advocate. She is a teacher and state trainer with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Campaign to Combat Behavioral Health Stigma and Discrimination and a regular contributor on the topic of mental health for Show Me Your Stethoscope, a Facebook group of 640,000 nurses and healthcare professionals. She is also the author of It’s Ok to Not Be Ok, and a contributing author of The Strength of our Anchors. Learn more at kimlamontagne.net.

Topics: Wellbeing

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Gibson is a team of risk management and employee benefits professionals with a passion for helping leaders look beyond what others see and get to the proactive side of insurance. As an employee-owned company, Gibson is driven by close relationships with their clients, employees, and the communities they serve. The first Gibson office opened in 1933 in Northern Indiana, and as the company’s reach grew, so did their team. Today, Gibson serves clients across the country from offices in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Utah.