Mental Health Workshops

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We will EDUCATE your workforce on a wide range of topics related to mental health and wellness.

We will EQUIP your workforce with the necessary skills and tools required to address their personal mental health and wellness.

We will EMPOWER your workforce to understand and support their peers.

One in three people will encountered a mental illness at some point in their lives. Many people spend a good portion of their life working, so it is important for workforces to be EDUCATED and EQUIPPED to understand mental illness.

Topics

The following topics can either be offered as educational seminars or facilitated workshops.

Burnout

Educational seminars help leaders and employees gain an understanding of:

  • Burnout as a mental health issue and the impact on the workplace.
  • The factors and risks that may lead to burnout and how burnout can affect the health and performance of employees
  • Which workplace and organizational factors that contribute to burnout. 

Develop skills and strategies to create a safe workplace culture, develop and reward interpersonal competence, spot early warning signs, and more.

Participants will walk away with awareness of:

  • Prevention strategies
  • Strategies for overachievers and strategies to support recovery at work
  • Strategies to stay well

Psychological Health and Safety

Educational seminars help leaders and employees gain an understanding of:

  • What a psychologically safe workplace is and how to reduce hazards and mitigate risks.
  • The free resources and tools that are available for your use.
  • Insight into creating and implementing a psychologically safe health and safety management system and organizational culture.

Facilitated workshops can help leaders and employees:

  • Develop strategies around psychological health and safety
  • Learn how to have psychologically safe interactions and improve awareness
  • Navigate perceptions versus intentions and check assumptions
  • Find moral courage and create a team agreement
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Resilience

Educational seminars help leaders and employees gain an understanding of how to:

  • Develop resilience strategies to move from surviving stressful situations to thriving.
  • Recognize your stressors and responses to stress
  • Choose healthier options and balance your support
  • Examine your options and identify and use your strengths.

Facilitated workshops can help leaders and employees:

  • Develop strategies for developing team and individual resilience
  • Discussions and activities cover areas such as:
    • Communicating more effectively and engaging team members through seeking and providing feedback.
    • Overcoming obstacles and identifying risks.
    • Dealing with disappointment, civility and respect.
    • Matching intent and behaviour.

Mental Health, Impairment, and Substance Use

Educational seminars help leaders and employees gain an understanding of:

  • How to support employees with living with mental health disorders or experiencing impairment or substance use. 
  • An overview of accommodation requirements and strategies, as well as tools to support employee success.  
  • How to gain confidence in handling situations where an employee appears impaired at work or is suspected of experiencing a substance use disorder. 
  • What impairment is, including but not limited to, mental and physical fatigue, family crisis, stressful events, unresolved conflict, and bullying.

Facilitated workshops can help workplaces:

  • Develop clear statements of what is considered impaired behaviour at work.
  • Develop skills to help employees and leadership teams gain confidence in responding to concerns.
  • Learn strategies to help with difficult conversations, focus on solutions, assess the need for accommodation, and provide the support an employee needs to be successful at work.

Emotional Intelligence

Educational seminars help leaders and employees:

  • Understand the emotional intelligence competencies including self-perception, self-awareness, decision making, interpersonal skills, and stress management.
  • How to use behavioural based questions in interactions
  • Learn about tools and information available to assist with supportive performance management and emotional intelligence skills development
  • Learn to recognize and acknowledge successes.

Facilitated workshops and individualized or team coaching are available following individual, team, leadership, and 360 Emotional Intelligence Assessments to help you and your teams work towards personal and organizational growth.

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Peer Support for Leaders or Teams

This training will build leadership capacity to listen, reflect and support those who need it most.

The Peer Support group facilitation training, teams will:

  • Build capacity to engage, support and organise a group of your peers.
  • Share peer support group facilitation skills.
  • Learn new ways of engaging and addressing expectations with your peers.
  • Develop self-awareness and self-reflective practices.
  • Identify ways to encourage inclusion, foster belonging, and embrace cultural competency in your group.

Stress Management through Mindfulness

Educational seminars help leaders and employees gain an understanding of:

  • What mindfulness is and how mindfulness improves coping skills and mental health
  • The need for mindfulness skills in the workplace
  • The benefits of mindfulness for the individual
  • Mindfulness as a transferable life skills

Facilitated workshops can help leaders and employees:

  • Differentiate between stressors and stress.
  • Create a personal toolkit to help relieve and prevent stress.
  • Practice mindfulness techniques in a supportive environment.
  • Increase self-efficacy and self-esteem through mindfulness and self-awareness.

The Presentors

The workshops will be delivered by one of the following experts in mental health.

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Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver is a licenced health care professional and business executive. Amy is President of Amy Oliver + Co, a company which provides assessment, advisory, and coaching services in leadership, management, and strategy in health industries and on health-related topics.  

Amy has a proven history as a business owner, and has coached and developed over 100 business owners and high performing teams within the health industry. Amy brings with her a decade of experience in the areas of business growth, operations, strategic planning, leadership and engagement, customer experience, people and program development, facilitation, change management, advocacy, and regulatory affairs.

Amy is a licensed pharmacist, a globally certified project management professional, and a certified leadership coach. She also holds a certificate in advanced strategic management and leadership, and is an MBA candidate with a dual concentration in organizational leadership and health administration. Amy is passionate about diversity and mental health in business.

Rose Roulette

Rose Roulette is an off band member of Sandy Bay First Nation of Treaty #1. She was born in Gladstone, Manitoba but was raised in Langruth, Manitoba. ​She holds a diploma in Community Support Worker- Herzing College. She is also an Aboriginal Language Specialist in Ojibway which she received her diploma from Red River College. The knowledge she received as an Aboriginal Language Specialist gave her the opportunity to work with students at the University of Winnipeg Lab in teaching them Ojibway.

She also worked at the Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre Inc in the Head Start Program as a Teacher’s Assistant then to Senior Mentor.

She believes being compassionate, empathetic, reliable and being altruistic are qualities that are needed to work with people from various vulnerable sectors of the community. The life experiences have taught her to help those who want to be helped, the support and guidance to make one’s life an easier transition for their daily living. Identifying the needs and wants of the Indigenous Youth.

She comes from a Traditional and Ceremonial background with a knowledge that will help the youth. In the belief that the youth are the next generation to help and educate the next generation to understand Mental Health issues and concerns while embracing and sharing their knowledge to their community members.

Lisa Gower

Lisa Gower's academic background is in fine art (BFA) and child study and education (MA). Lisa's earlier working life included positions as a literacy/reading teacher, classroom teacher, resource teacher, non-profit family literacy workshop facilitator, curriculum consultant for Indigenous studies, and private tutor. Lisa have been lucky to be able to live in a number of Manitoba communities (Selkirk, Brandon, and Winnipeg), as well as Toronto, Montgomery, Alabama, and Mankato, Minnesota.

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Cost

For further information on pricing please contact, Rachel Westman, rachelw@mooddisordersmanitoba.ca, or 204-560-1468.

Contact

For more information or to schedule a workshop please contact Rachel Westman, rachelw@mooddisordersmanitoba.ca, or 204-560-1468.