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Mental Health and Work

Looking to improve your understanding in the field of mental health? This program equips you with the knowledge, tools, and skills to be better informed to support yourself or others experiencing a mental health issue. You will learn and explore the evolution of recovery, acquire the skills to support the process, develop a self-care wellness plan and learn how to support individuals for returning to work.

More information is available under the Program Description tab.

The Self-Management and Return to Work/Workplace Strategies courses will be available on our website soon

These courses are part of the Mental Health and Work Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

General Awareness Course(s)

Successfully Complete Three (3) Course

Mental Health and Work - Recovery
Course Code:
HEAL78524
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Mental Health and Work - Self Management
Course Code:
HEAL78525
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Mental Health and Work - Workplace Strategies
Course Code:
HEAL78526
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Individual Recovery Course(s)

Successfully Complete One (1) Course

Mental Health and Work
Course Code:
HEAL78032
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

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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.