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Mental Health: Awareness

Mental Health: Awareness

Broaden your Gain a better understanding of why mental health in the workplace matters.

Duration: 30 Minutes
Price per person: Free


About one in five Canadians experience mental health issues at some point during their working years. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, it is estimated that mental illness costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion per year in terms of healthcare service use, lost workdays and work disruptions. A healthy Canadian economy - and a healthy workplace - relies on healthy minds.

This course provides an introduction to the complex issue of mental health in the workplace, and explains why it is so important. You will learn the difference between mental well-being and mental illness, factors that put people at risk, and the roles of early intervention and promotion of mental well-being at work.

What topics will be covered?
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Developed in collaboration with High Point Wellness Centre, this free awareness course serves as a precursor to more detailed courses in the mental health series:

Mental Health: Health and Wellness Strategies

Mental Health: Signs, Symptoms & Solutions

Mental Health: Psychologically Healthy Workplaces

Mental Health: Communication Strategies

What are the benefits?
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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of mental illness in the workplace
  • Explain the difference between mental illness and stress
  • List common risk factors of mental illness
  • Recognize signs of mental illness at work and the importance of early intervention
  • Describe ways to promote mental well-being in the workplace
  • Access other sources of information about mental health in the workplace
Who is this recommended for?
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This course is recommended for employers, managers, supervisors and front-line workers interested in learning about mental health at work.

How can training be delivered?
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This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Group Discounts
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The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

Total Seats
100 - 499
100 - 499

This course is also available in French

Item Number: EMENTAL-P0263EN

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

©Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. All rights Reserved. E-Course description and content provided by CCOHS under license with WSPS. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution strictly prohibited.