Creating Healthy Workplaces
We encourage you to invest in the personal wellness of your team. Our specialized mental health training program will help your organization increase mental health awareness and reduce stigma, teach staff how to effectively and confidently address mental health concerns, give them tools to manage personal and professional stress and ultimately, learn how to best support one another.
We have two programs to chose from: Healthy Workplaces for Everyone and Healthy Workplaces for People Leaders. Everyone in your workplace, at all levels, positions and roles, can benefit from a deepened understanding of mental health in the workplace.
Healthy Workplaces for Everyone
Why does this matter? A psychologically healthy work environment supports employee engagement, worker health and well-being, recruitment and retention, productivity, effective risk management and corporate social responsibility. When we give mental health a place in the workplace, we ensure that the well-being of each and every employee becomes a priority, which ultimately contributes to creating a safe and healthy workplace for all.
The following 4 workshops can be completed as a full day (7-hour) program, or as single modules
Making Space for Mental Health in the Workplace
This workshop encourages mental health awareness and gives participants strategies for identifying common mental health issues, along with the tools to connect colleagues with resources for support. This presentation aims to instill confidence when having effective and positive conversations around the mental health and well-being of everyone in the workplace
Empowering Well-being through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At work, we all have an essential role to play in ensuring that everyone feels that they belong, and that they are safe and valued. A culturally competent workplace that embraces, celebrates and prioritizes diversity and inclusion, contributes meaningfully to the mental well-being of employees. You simply cannot have one, without the other. An absence of formal and informal strategies to understand, explore and invite dialog around our experiences, and what makes us who we are, means that optimal employee wellness can never be achieved.
Managing Conflict and Responding to Difficult Conversations
When we have the ability to effectively understand and acknowledge that our needs and perspectives may not be the same as someone else’s, we are better equipped to resolve conflict and communicate our needs and viewpoints respectively and positively. This workshop will give you the tools to find out what underlying factor might be impacting your ability to resolve conflict and engage in safe and positive problem-solving conversations. This workshop will also address workplace bullying and how to respond as the individual directly impacted, or as a bystander
Workplace Stress and Anxiety: How to Manage and Overcome
We all experience stressful situations at work, but at what point does stress inhibit our ability to remain focused, successful, and even become dangerous to our overall well-being? This workshop will address workplace anxiety and stress and how, when unaddressed, it can contribute to burnout, disengagement and absenteeism, among other critical health outcomes. You will learn techniques for coping with stress and
anxiety, such as knowing when and how to ask for help, utilizing workplace supports, and practicing mindfulness and self-care activities.
Healthy Workplaces for People Leaders
Only 32 per cent of Canadian employees feel that their organization’s leadership is taking action to address workplace mental health. Leaders play a fundamental role in shifting the organizational culture that welcomes and encourages open and safe dialogue, action and change related to workplace mental health. Our Healthy Workplaces for Leadership program is designed to engage and empower your organization’s leaders as invested champions in ensuring a mentally healthy and safe workplace for everyone.
Healthy Workplaces for Senior Management & Executives (2 hours)
This workshop provides a deep understanding of the financial impact of mental health problems in the workplace, identifies factors within the workplace that affect mental health and provides an overview of the Psychological Health and Safety Standard. Workplace Wellness for Senior Management consists of 2 modules:
1. The Financial Impact: How does ignoring mental health impact your organizational budget?
2. Psychological Health and Safety Standard: Increase awareness of the legal duty to accommodate; introduce the components of the Standard; identify factors that affect workplace psychological health and safety.
Healthy Workplaces for Supervisors & Managers (7 hours)
This workshop will address mental health problems in the workplace from a supervisory perspective. It addresses strategies to minimize employee stress leaves, the development of return-to-work and accommodation processes, as well as teaches supervisors how to recognize and manage bullying in the workplace. Workplace Wellness for Supervisors consists of 4 modules:
1. Identifying Workplace Mental Health Problems: What are some early indicators that there are mental health problems in the workplace and how can you respond effectively?
2. Stress in the Workplace: How to identify, understand the impact and develop strategies to reduce workplace stressors.
3. Bullying in the Workplace: How to identify bullying behavior, understand the impact on both the employee and the organization and learn how to respond as a manager.
4. The Accommodation Process: What situations require accommodation? What are the seven key principles for successful return-to-work cases? How to create an accommodation plan, specific to the needs of your employees, and improve communication during the accommodation process.