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. Click on any presentors headshots to learn more about what experience they bring to their workshops

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Aly Raposo

Areas of interest:

Self care
Resiliency
Vulnerability
Generalized anxiety
Addiction
Panic
Depression
Borderline personality disorder
PTSD
Trauma
OCD
Self harm / suicide
Isolation
Gender based violence
Women’s rights
How to recognize your friends in need
Not being a bystander

Thomas Wardell

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Karen Hoersch

Areas of interest:

Addictions
Co-occuring disorders
Harm-reduction
PTSD
Depression
Anxiety
Panic Disorders
Self-harm
Stress
Self care
Eating disorders

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Ashley Casson 

Areas of Interest:

-Eating disorders/ Disordered eating
-Anxiety
-Depression
-Self-care
-Mindfulness

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Cost

For further information on pricing please contact, Aly Raposo, alyr@mooddisordersmanitoba.ca , or 204-560-1468.

Contact

For more information or to schedule a workshop please contact Aly Raposo, alyr@mooddisordersmanitoba.ca , or 204-560-1468.