Every Mind Matters at Work!

Every Mind Matters at Work!

Session Outline

Course Description: Through the use of structured experiences, group discussions and interactions, this dynamic, engaging and interactive session is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their awareness of mental health and its potential incidence and impact int eh workplace, challenge existing stereotypes of mental illness, and explore how they might better support their colleagues who are struggling with mental health issues. Additionally participants will have an opportunity to consider their current mental health and strategies to ensure continued health and well-being in their current context.

What will you learn?

  • Recognize the stigmas that typically surround mental health/mental ill-health
  • Describe the continuum of mental health: From illness to wellness
  • State the potential incidence and impact of mental health/illness int he workplace
  • Recognize potential indicators of a possible mental health issue
  • Evaluate their mental health status using the wellness wheel
  • List an array of strategies to promote health, in themselves and others in the workplace

Who should attend this course?

Designed to appeal to anyone interested in acquiring more information, insights and ease with mental health in the workplace and to acquiring insights, information and ideas intended to support mental health in the workplace

Managing Minds at Work!

Session Outline

Course description: Through the use of structured experiences, group discussions and interactions, this dynamic, engaging and interactive sessions is designed to add to the insights, information and capacity acquired in the prior session, Every Mind Matters at Work!, and equip supervisors and managers with increases awareness of their evolving role and responsibilities related to mental health and mental health issues in the workplace. Participants will also be provided with the opportunity to aquire additional information, insights and strategies to assist them to more effectively engage with and support those struggling with mental health in the workplace.

What you will learn?

  • Explain the role and responsibilties of a supervior/manager associated with mental health as defined by relevant legislation
  • List the legislation relevant to the supervision and management of mental health in the workplace
  • Describe The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Identify typical indicators of a potential mental health issue
  • Describe specific strategies and actions for responding to potential mental health issues
  • Apply a framework for having a difficult conversation with a collegue about mental health issues
  • Develop and describe strategies to support and enhance mental health in the organization

Who should attend this course?

Designed to appeal to supervisors, managers and those interested in aquiring more information, insights and competencies to enable them to effectively engage in issues associated with mental health in the organizations, initiate and sustain strategies to promote health in the organization and better support those they lead who are struggling with mental health issues.

Every Mind Matters at Work! -Abridged

Abridged Session Outline
Course Title: Every Mind Matters at Work! and Managing Minds at Work!
Course Description:

Through the use of structured experiences, group discussions and interactions, this dynamic, engaging and interactive session is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their awareness of mental health and its potential incidence and impact in the workplace, challenge existing stereotypes of mental illness, and explore how they might better support their colleagues who are struggling with mental health issues. Additionally, this session will equip participants with increased awareness of their evolving role and responsibilities related to mental health and mental health issues int eh workplace. Participants will also be provided with the opportunity to acquire additional information, insights and strategies to assist them to more effectively engage with and support those struggling with mental health in the workplace.

What you will learn? 

  • Recognize the stigmas that typically surround mental health/mental ill-health
  • Describe the continuum of mental health: From illness to wellness
  • State the potential incidence and impact of mental health/illness int eh workplace
  • Recognize potential indicators of a possible mental health issue
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of a supervisor/manager associated with mental health as defined by relevant legislation
  • Develop and describe strategies to support and enhance mental health in the organization

Who should attend this course?  Designed for anyone interested in acquiring more information, insights and ease with mental health in the workplace and to acquire insights, information and ideas intended to support mental health in the workplace. This is intended to generate a plan to incorporate mental health into the agenda of a work team and/or organization; for example through participation by a Human Resource team, Senior Management team, or Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee.