Mental Health Works

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Mental Health Works provides capacity building workshops on workplace mental health to both employers and employees.

Our approach is person centered, evidence based, and solutions focused.

We meet the needs of workplaces for mental health training in three essential areas.

 

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CORE WORKSHOP (Full Day)

 

MENTAL HEALTH WORKS: CORE 

Audience:

Mixed audiences, staff, supervisors, managers, union representatives, HR, occupational health

Length:

6 content hours + 15 minute breaks (x2) + 30 minute lunch

General Description:

This workshop provides participants an in depth understanding of mental health and mental illness. Our core workshop presents a balanced, cross-cutting approach that features awareness building, responding skills, and collaborative change.

It is made up of four modules: Mental Health at Work, Mood and Depression, Stress and Anxiety, and Psychological Health and Safety.

Participants will have contact with employees who work and live with a mental illness, either live or through video. This workshop is highly interactive, with activities and discussion throughout.

By the end of this session, participants will: 

  • Have a better understanding of mental health
  • Be more able to recognize signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses at work
  • Start to build confidence in having conversations around mental health concerns
  • Build greater comfort in seeking help for themselves and others
  • Be more aware of where to look and how to ask for resources

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IN FOCUS (Half Day)

 

WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH IN FOCUS

Audience:

General audiences, mixed audiences, employees, employers.

Length:

3 hours (including 15 minute break)

General Description:

This workshop combines module one of the core workshop (Mental Health at Work) with elements of both module two (Mood & Depression) and module three (Stress & Anxiety). The result is a balanced half-day overview of workplace mental health. The first half introduces participants to the important overarching ideas and concepts, followed by a closer examination of two common mental health problems in the second half.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • See the important role of mental health in maintaining a healthy and safe workplace
  • Consider strategies to address issues relating to health and safety from a mental health lens

 

Depression & Anxiety in Focus

Audience:

General audiences, mixed audiences, employees, employers.

Length:

3 hours (including 15 minute break)

General Description:

This workshop combines modules two (Mood & Depression) and three (Stress & Anxiety) of the core workshop to provide a focused look at the most common mental health problems that impact the workplace. Signs and symptoms for each are discussed, and participants are guided through the Mental Health Works approach to having a challenging conversation in an interactive format.

 

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Better understand the nature, context, and function of depression and anxiety
  • Have a framework approach for how to identify and intervene at any stage of the problem

 

Mental Health & Safety in Focus

Audience:

General audiences, mixed audiences, employees, employers.

Length:

3 hours (including 15 minute break)

General Description:

This workshop combines modules one (Mental Health at Work) and four (Psychological Health & Safety) of the core workshop to provide a focused look at workplace mental health at the level of prevention and promotion. Psycho social protective factors, accommodation, and return to work are discussed in an interactive format.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • See the important role of mental health in maintaining a healthy and safe workplace
  • Consider strategies to address issues relating to health and safety from a mental health lens

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ESSENTIALS (1 hour)

Audience:

General audiences, mixed audiences, employees, employers.

Length:

1 Hour

General Description:

This presentation features the first module of our Core workshop as a condensed standalone presentation. It is our most basic introduction to workplace mental health. It provides a high-level introduction to Mental Health Works, mental health awareness, responding to some common issues, and psychological health and safety.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Consider mental health as embedded within overall health.
  • Understand mental health and common mental health problems in terms of balance.
  • Understand the impact of stigmatizing language and beliefs, their own and that of others.

 

Stress & Anxiety Essentials

Audience:

General audiences, mixed audiences, employees, employers.

Length:

1 Hour

General Description:

This presentation features the third module of our Core workshop as an condensed standalone presentation. It provides a high-level overview of how stress impacts work. It takes a particular focus on anxiety in the workplace and guides participants through a method of addressing it.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Be exposed to an accessible and evidence based introduction to stress and anxiety.
  • Begin to see stress and anxiety in terms of balance and barriers.
  • Start to understand how to talk openly about anxiety.

 

Psychological Health & Safety Essentials

Audience:

General audiences, mixed audiences, employees, employers.

Length:

1 Hour

General Description:

This presentation features the fourth module of our Core workshop as a standalone presentation. It is a high-level overview of psychological health and safety in the workplace. It takes a particular focus on a few psycho-social factors that impact mental health at work, the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety, and an introduction to accommodation and return to work involving mental health.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Be aware of what the Standard is and what it contains
  • Have a high level overview of the 13 psycho social factors that impact psychological health and safety
  • Know where to look for additional supports and resources on implementing the Standard

 

Mood & Depression Essentials

Audience:

General audiences, mixed audiences, employees, employers

Length:

1 Hour

General Description:

This presentation features the second module of our Core workshop as a condensed standalone presentation. It is a high-level overview of how mood impacts work. It takes a particular focus on depression in the workplace and guides participants through a method of addressing it.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Be exposed to an accessible and evidence based introduction to mood and depression.
  • Begin to see mood and depression in terms of balance and barriers.
  • Start to understand how to talk openly about depression

 


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Mental Health Works Request Form

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