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Corporate Mental Health Training

Increasing mental health awareness, enhancing wellness and reducing stigma starts with all of us. CMHA York Region and South Simcoe offers our community a comprehensive education and training program designed to give you, and those around you, the mechanisms to promote, support and achieve enhanced mental health wellness in your home, in the community and in your workplace.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, all in-person workshops are postponed until further notice. However, virtual offerings are available upon request.

CMHA York Region and South Simcoe has delivered workshops and training to a diverse group of clients including: BMO Capital Markets, Community Living York South, City of Richmond Hill, Tormont Cat, Humber College, York Regional Police Services, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Metroland, Oxford Properties, and New Tecumseth Public Library, among others.

We are helping to promote a new online program called LivingWorks – a simple, powerful online training program to help us recognize the signs of suicide and take meaningful action to protect others. To help reach more people with these life-saving skills, LivingWorks is offering this program at a reduced cost and is donating 25% of the proceeds to CMHA York Region South Simcoe to put towards the enhancement of our programs and services, so we can continue to ensure those in our community have access to the mental health support and treatment that they need. No matter who we are, every one of us can make a difference in Suicide Prevention.

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Looking for more mental health education for your workplace or organization? We have private virtual training opportunities available. For more info, please contact Catherine Matzig, Senior Director, Philanthropy at cmatzig@cmha-yr.on.ca.

Take a look at all of our workshops below or download our full program brochure.

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ASIST

This two-day interactive workshop will teach you how to identify and provide emergency support, increase safety, reduce risk and promote wellness and recovery for those who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviours.

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Cultural Competency and Inclusive Language

You will learn strategies for raising the bar for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, where people feel valued with a sense of belonging and experience wellness.

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Health Anxiety Essentials

Using evidence-based methods, this workshop will impart skills managers and staff can use in the context of business resumption to mitigate anxiety about returning to the workplace and/or working remotely in a latent-COVID environment.

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Living Life to the Fullest

Living Life to the Fullest offers you the opportunity to assess your thoughts, gain confidence and develop new coping mechanisms for dealing with life’s challenges.

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Make Wellness a Priority

This interactive, 3-hour workshop will teach you what wellness means and why it matters to your overall mental health. Learn techniques for managing stress and ensuring you are doing something for your personal wellness, each and every day.

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Mental Health 101

Learn strategies for maintaining your mental wellness and for providing compassionate support and understanding to colleagues, friends and family.

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Mental Health Basics

In this workshop, you will hear about real experiences relating to the impact of mental health and pathways to recovery. You will also learn first responder skills and how and when to apply them, all in a safe classroom environment.

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Mental Health First Aid

This two-day interactive course equips you, your colleagues or your friends with the tools, confidence and resources to recognize and respond to a mental health concern or crisis of your own or those around you

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Mental Health First Aid for those who Interact with Youth

Become certified, confident and skilled at recognizing early signs of mental health problems. Learn how to identify risks and take steps to preserve life. With a focus on youth, ages 12-24, this course includes education on eating disorders and self-harm.

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Examine work/life balance and gain the skills to build personal resiliency, tips for “coaching up” and develop a framework for support in the workplace.

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Mental Health Problems

Provides essential information on topics such as substance-related issues, mood disorders and anxiety. You will learn how to identify signs and symptoms of Mental Health issues among family, friends and co-workers, and gain the tools to readily and confidently respond and offer support.

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Mental Health Works

Dedicated to enhancing the field of workplace mental health through skills enhancement training, awareness education and stigma reducing efforts. This workshop will enhance your organization’s capacity to ensure a healthier, safer workplace for everyone.

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Mental Illness and Communication

Teaches us all how to respond to common mental health challenges, avoid pitfalls and tips for handling and communicating effectively during stressful situations.

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Resilient Minds in Tough Times

This workshop will teach you how to better cope with stress, embrace change, gain perspective, overcome challenges. Find out what motivates you and learn how to celebrate the simple steps to personal wellness and achieving your goals.

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SafeTALK

SafeTALK training empowers everyone to make a difference by providing in-depth skills to recognize and respond to signs of suicide. In this workshop you will learn how to prevent suicide by engaging with someone at risk and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support.

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Seniors and Depression

With an understanding of the impact chronic diseases, medical conditions and medications can have on the mental health of seniors, you will learn techniques to increase mental wellness, prevent depression and strategies for coping with depression.

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Workplace Wellness

This program for leadership is designed to engage and empower your organization’s leaders as invested champions in ensuring a mentally healthy and safe workplace for everyone.

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Teens and Mental Health

Teens and Mental Health – Parents and educators – this course is for you. With this workshop, you will gain insight into the mental health challenges of teens and youth.

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Facilitators

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Shirley Woods

Shirley’s passion is to reduce the stigma of mental illness, to educate others, and to be part of the change in how we care for ourselves and others. Shirley has been enthusiastically facilitating workshops for the past 20 years and for the past 10 years has focused entirely on mental health and wellness with the Canadian Mental Health Association. She delivers a variety of workshops for both adults and youth including Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Works, A.S.I.S.T., Living Life to the Full, CHOICES, Why Try and the Responding with Respect Series of workshops. As an advocate for youth, Shirley delivers workshops in York Region and South Simcoe schools and at youth-serving agencies to promote youth wellness.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to change your plans after you have registered you may:
Designate a substitute to attend in your place, at no extra cost. Please notify us of the name of the person attending as soon as possible prior to the training date for which you registered. This will allow us to correct our records and minimize confusion at check-in.

Transfer to another workshop, provided that you notify us by fax or email at least 5 business days prior to the training date for which you have registered. We will not consider requests to transfer less than 5 days prior to a training date.

If you fail to attend your scheduled workshop without required notification as outlined above, your fee will be forfeited.

CMHA York Region and South Simcoe reserves the right to cancel or postpone workshops due to under-enrollment, instructor illness or inclement weather. If a workshop is cancelled, you may transfer to another workshop or receive a full refund. This is the only circumstance under which CMHA will issue a refund.

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