Mental Health and the Workplace (3-hour workshop)
Mental health at work is a crucial factor for employee wellness, engagement and creativity. Unfortunately, stigma around mental health challenges continues to persist, and open dialogue around creating mentally healthy workplaces is not yet seen as best practice. This 3-hour training provides organizations with the understanding and language to talk about mental health, supporting employees with challenges and taking the next steps that will help organizations move towards greater psychological health and safety in the workplace.
Part 1: What is Mental Health?
- Current workplace challenges.
- Understanding mental health and mental illness.
- Supporting coworkers when they have a mental health challenge.
Part 2: Mental Wellness and the Workplace
- Defining psychological risk and harm.
- Promoting psychological health and safety.
- Accommodation and Return to Work.
- Measuring your baseline.
- Changing organizational culture.
- Benefits of mentally healthier workplaces.
Workplace Training & COVID-19
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division is committed to supporting Alberta workers and employers as they strive for better mental health and implement the Psychological Health and Safety Standard (the Standard).
In today’s reality, in-person training opportunities are difficult to facilitate. As we comply with Alberta Health Services COVID-19 recommendations—like physical distancing, mask wearing and group sizes—CMHA, Alberta Division is limited in its ability and resources to host in-person trainings. As a result, trainings such as Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor Training, Compassion Fatigue Training and Mental Health in the Workplace, will not be held until CMHA has deemed it safe, accessible and affordable for participants. Similar approaches to in-person trainings and events are being adopted by organizations like the Red Cross and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. We continue to monitor COVID-19 public health recommendations closely and will resume in-person training when it is safe to do so.
We are pleased to offer a variety of online workplace mental health resources and training facilitated through virtual platforms. Please refer to the CMHA Alberta Division website to review these opportunities. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact our workplace training department about our customizable virtual training options.
If you’re interested in participating in in-person training when it resumes, please complete our Expression of Interest form. We will reach out to you as soon as in-person training opportunities are available.
Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division
Workplace Training Department
320 Ledgeview Business Centre
9707 – 110 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9