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Reducing Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

Reducing Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

Stigma can be a powerful barrier to workplace mental health. This 30-minute course will cover what stigma is, how it causes harm, and how to address it.

Duration: 30 Minutes
Price per person: Free

When it comes to mental health in the workplace, language matters. Are you or your colleagues unintentionally reinforcing a harmful stigma that affects the mental health of others? This course will give you tools to recognize where that is happening and to help support your colleagues who may be struggling with mental health.

This free, 30-minute course will give you a better understanding of what stigma is, how it causes harm, and how to address it in the workplace.

What Topics Will Be Covered?
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  • Understanding how stigmas are established and avoid perpetuating them
  • Three common aspects of stigmas
  • Person-first language vs. identity-first languge
  • Supporting your colleagues who are struggling with mental health through active listening and offering resources
  • Using the STOP test to recognize stigmatizing behaviour or attitudes
What Are The Benefits?
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  • Identify what stigma is and how it is harmful
  • Recognize the importance of words and identify appropriate language
  • Implement tools that can be used to reduce stigma
Average time to complete this course is approximately 30 minutes.
Who Is This Recommended For?
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This course is recommended for anyone interested in learning about mental health and psychological safety at work.

Are There Prerequisites?
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None

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.

This course is also available in French

Item Number: ERMHSW-P3139EN

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.