Training for Teams and Leaders


Employer responsibilities are being redefined as the health, legal and business case continues to build for an organization’s duty to protect, promote and accommodate not just the physical safety, but the mental health and safety needs of employees. A positive, productive and supportive work environment can reduce the onset, severity, duration and impact of mental distress and illness. Employers, leaders and teams all have a role and responsibilities.

During the Mental Health at Work course, learners will develop their awareness and understanding of mental health and mental illness, as well as gain knowledge and skills for supporting and addressing mental health and mental illness in the workplace. Participants will also achieve clarity on their accountability for respect and inclusion, and strategies to improve and impact overall employee well-being at work.

Learning Objectives

By the end of Mental Health at Work, presented in a virtual and/or in-person workshop format that involves group discussions and activities, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits and importance of employee well-being in the workplace.
  • Define key terms and potential signs related to mental health and mental illness.
  • Outline the mental health and mental illness continuum, as well as potential indicators.
  • Identify psychosocial factors that create a positive, productive and supportive work environment.
  • Engage in a conversation and support a team member with a potential mental health challenge or illness.
  • Apply self-care strategies and access resources available for well-being.
  • Achieve responsibilities and commitments for respect, inclusion and psychological health and safety at work.

Module Outline

Introduction to Psychological Health and Safety

  • Clarifying the Laws
  • Connecting Organizational Policies
  • Grasping the Effects on the Workplace

Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness

  • Defining Key Terms
  • Working through the Mental Health and Mental Illness Continuum
  • Recognizing Potential Indicators of Mental Health and Mental Illness
  • Applying Learning through Case Studies

Supporting and Addressing Mental Health and Mental Illness

  • Exploring the 13 Psychosocial Factors
  • Engaging in Dialogue – Having a conversation with a team member about their well-being.
  • Reviewing Available Resources
  • Applying Learning through Skills Practice

Going Forward

  • Defining Responsibilities for Respect, Inclusion and Well-Being
  • Building Resilience and Role Modeling Self-Care
  • Determining Personal Commitments for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace