This program, designed in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association's Workforce Mental Health Collaborative, will challenge your perspective on mental health; it will help you reframe your beliefs and perceptions of mental illness and provide the communication skills to interact as a team member or leader in the field. You will see improvements in your career, as you will be better equipped to either work with others who may be experiencing a mental health issue or have a diagnosis of mental illness. This will also result in improvements in ones personal life. You will develop an understanding that, in mental health, recovery is possible and you will be equipped with the language, communication and resources to better support yourself and others.
The courses are delivered in an interactive online format by a peer-trained mental health facilitator using a variety of e-learning tools to meet the needs of the students. There are currently two versions available
1. A 12 week course geared towards individuals who are off work, having difficulty at work, or returning to work due to a mental health issue or diagnosis. The course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to continue pursuing a rewarding career.
2. 3 courses (4 weeks each) geared towards anyone interested in learning about mental health in the workplace: Recovery, Self-Management and Return to Work – Workplace Strategies.
The curriculum incorporates peer-based principles and methods to foster recovery, develop communication skills, and demonstrate self-management, self-confidence, and resilience characteristics.