Carmen Bellows is a Senior Consultant, Mental Health, Group Disability Western Region at Sun Life Financial
As Senior Consultant, Mental Health, Carmen is responsible for coaching and training the Western Regional Disability Management Team. Her focus is to improve case management skills and understanding of mental illness in order to optimize duration. She is also instrumental in the Integrated Health Solutions group in delivering training and support to plan sponsors in order to optimize their workplace mental health. This has a direct impact on the quality of support for disability claimants coping with mental illness and in turn has a positive influence on workplace mental health. She is also a contributor to the mental health strategy at Sun Life and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Psychological Association.Carmen is a Registered Psychologist and holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology. She has extensive experience in the field of psychology, including community and workplace mental health. Her clinical experience includes working with survivors of torture and newly arrived refugees, critical incident response, large employee and family assistance programs, outpatient psychiatry departments and private practice.Carmen prepares and delivers psycho-educational presentations on topics such as Depression, Caring for Aged Family Members, Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace and she is a presenter of workshops on Stress and Resilience and other topics relevant to workplace mental health.