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Changing Mindsets, Changing Outcomes:

Substance Use Support in the Workplace

Presented by
aon lifespeak

Did you know that 70% of employees are impacted by alcohol use? Mindsets around alcohol use are shifting rapidly, and it’s more important than ever to ensure that your organization is empowered to support employees on their journey toward wellbeing.


From office happy hours to celebratory toasts, alcohol has long been a part of workplace culture, and organizations need to factor substance use support into their wellbeing initiatives through benefits and workplace awareness.

Join us as Dr. Terri-Lynn MacKay and Robin Bouvier, Vice President of Aon’s Health Transformation Team, provide insights into the changing attitudes around alcohol in the workplace, evidence-based approaches, and crisis management for alcohol use concerns.


What to Expect:

1. Explore the benefits of taking a preventative approach to substance use: Identify and address employees who may be struggling in the early stages before it becomes a costly disability claim.

2. Recognize shifting mindsets: Develop strategies to engage with a growing population of sober-curious employees or those who want to learn to be more mindful of their consumption.

3. Learn how to avoid stressful and costly crisis management: Find out how virtual, on-demand substance use tools, resources, and coaching support can significantly improve organizational wellbeing and productivity.

4. Effective crisis management: Access tools for successful crisis management.

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Meet the Speakers

Dr. Terri-Lynn Mackay

Mental Health Director of ALAViDA, a product of LifeSpeak Inc


Dr. Terri-Lynn Mackay is the Mental Health Director of ALAViDA, a product of LifeSpeak Inc., where she oversees the delivery of evidence-based, compassionate, non-judgmental care for people who struggle with substance use.

Previously, Dr. Mackay served as the Senior Director of Operations for the Canadian (federal) Mental Health Pandemic Response, the Provincial Director of Innovation and Partnerships for the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Associate Director of Counselling Services at the University of British Columbia, and as an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She co-founded a company called Stepped Care Solutions that is dedicated to mental health system transformation and has worked in addiction care for 20+ years as a clinician, researcher, academic, and administrator.

Her research has been featured in journals such as Canadian Psychology, Neuropsychologia, Computers in Human Behavior, and International Gambling Studies. She also works as an advisor for The Decision Lab (behavioral science think tank) and is a private practice psychologist. Dr. Mackay holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Robin Bouvier

Health & Wellbeing Expert, Vice President, Aon


Robin Bouvier is a Vice President in Aon’s Health Solutions Practice in the Boston area.

As a member of Aon’s Health Transformation Team, Robin identifies opportunities for organizations to increase the health, wellbeing, and safety of their workforces.

Robin has served as a member of Aon’s Middle Market Steering Committee since 2018 and leads wellbeing support for Aon’s middle market clients.

Robin has been with Aon since 1999, currently serving in health and benefits. She holds a B.S. in Marketing from Miami University and is a licensed insurance broker. Robin is involved in wellness initiatives at Aon and serves on the Community Leadership Board for the American Diabetes Association in New England. She is a frequent speaker at industry events and contributes to publications, also serving on the faculty of the Corporate Health & Wellness Association.

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