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Mental Wellness Workshop: Managing Workplace Anxiety

A workshop for entertainment industry professionals looking for strategies to cope with work-related stress

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 1-2:30 pm (ET) on Zoom  

Even when you are passionate about what you do, work can come with many stressors, especially in the fast-paced and high-stakes environment of the entertainment industry. Facilitated by Christine Rossi-Wright and Megan Potestio, the Managing Workplace Anxiety workshop will discuss tools and coping strategies to help navigate work-related stress and anxiety and make your professional life more sustainable. 

This workshop does not provide mental health treatment. If you need mental health support, make an appointment through our Navigator program and be connected to more appropriate services.

Accessibility: ASL interpretation, closed captions. Please, get in touch with us if you require additional accommodations.

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Artists’ Health Centre.


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Facilitators

Megan Potestio (she/her) is a registered social worker. She has been working with The AFC’s Maintaining Mental Wellness services, including Designated Sharing Time and the new Navigator program. Megan is also the Operations Manager of the production services company, The Creative Reality Group.

Megan’s focus and passion for mental wellness in the entertainment industry stems from her time working behind the scenes on a theatre production while studying to become a social worker. Megan brings ten years of community case management experience, predominantly working with individuals living with a mental illness, substance use, and homelessness.

Christine Rossi-Wright (she/her), Senior Program Worker at The AFC, coordinates client intake and applications for emergency financial aid, provides direct social work support to clients, and delivers the Mental Health First Aid Training.

Previously, Christine worked as an Epilepsy Educator, which included advocacy, counselling, and coordinating support plans for people with epilepsy; she also has experience working with survivors of trauma as a residential counsellor. Christine is a registered social worker and holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Windsor.

Christine’s education and experience are complemented by her previous work as an actor in professional musical theatre and her strong ties to the Toronto arts community.

Managing Workplace Anxiety

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