Workplace Mental Health Skills for Managers
Creating a mentally healthy and safe workplace
Responding with Respect: Workplace Mental Health Skills for Managers is a highly effective workshop designed to reduce the negative impact of mental health problems in the workplace. One in three Canadians will experience a mental health or substance use disorder in their lifetime,1 while others will experience challenges that don’t meet the threshold for a diagnosed illness. Both these realities can impact an employee’s wellness and performance. This workshop has been designed specifically for managers and supervisors to build on their knowledge and skills to support an employee when they are struggling with what may be a mental health challenge, or with a situation that is affecting their mental health. You don’t need to become a mental health expert to support your teams. This skill-building workshop is highly interactive, focusing on how to have a respectful conversation using the 4R Action Toolkit® and includes relevant case scenarios, and a variety of activities and discussions to ensure engagement.
How long is the course?
Full day: 7-hour workshop delivered as a 7-hour session in person or virtually over 3 separate sessions.
Half day: 4-hour workshop delivered as a 4-hour session or 2 virtual sessions.
Who is the course for?
The course is for managers, supervisors, and those responsible for employee performance.
How is the course delivered?
The course is delivered via live video conferencing or in person. There are no prerequisites for signing up.
How much does the course cost?*
Half day: $2,000
Full day: $3,500
In person: up to 24 participants
Virtual: up to 15 participants
* Discount rates may be available for non-profits, economically hit organizations and small businesses. Contact us for details.
Before the ‘duty to accommodate’ comes the ‘duty to inquire.’ We can help.
Responding with Respect: Workplace Mental Health Skills for Managers teaches the 4R Action Toolkit® which applies a trauma-informed approach and equips managers with the skills to recognize, respond, refer and reconnect with an employee who is struggling. Using the 4Rs to determine why an employee is not themselves is the most respectful and compassionate way to fulfill your duty to inquire. The workshop is developed and delivered by facilitators with management experience and subject matter expertise.
A powerful workshop designed to help build strong teams
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has been the leading advocate for mental health for over 100 years. Our goal in developing this education is to intervene earlier in the workplace in order to reverse the pattern that is leaving over 500,000 Canadian employees per week unable to work due to poor mental health.2 This informative and interactive workshop has been designed to deliver a marked improvement in supervisor confidence, with direct impacts on employee morale. Research shows that for every $1 invested in workplace mental health, the median yearly return is $1.62.2 Contact us today to find out why CMHA is the trusted source for workplace training that can also help you implement the CSA National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
What you will learn
- The impact of mental health problems in the workplace
- The benefits of early intervention and external supports
- How to effectively counteract stigmas associated with mental health problems in the workplace
- How to use the 4R Action Toolkit® as a model for approaching and supporting employees respectfully and with compassion
- How to practice a ‘trauma-informed’ approach in communication
- Self-care strategies to support your own well-being
4R Action Toolkit® is a registered trademark of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
DID YOU KNOW?2
70% of Canadian employees are concerned about the mental health and safety of their workplace
The total cost from mental health problems to the Canadian economy exceeds $50 billion annually.
More than 500,000 Canadian employees per week are unable to work due to mental health problems.
Research shows mental health education in the workplace can change this. For every $1 invested in workplace mental health, the median yearly return is $1.62.
What participants say
“I have a significant increase in awareness about the words that I use and how to respond to my employees who might be struggling.”
“The scenarios helped put into practice what was learned in the course; getting a tool like the 4Rs is interactive and engaging.”
- Government of Canada. (2012). Canadian Community Health Survey.
- Deloitte Insights. (2019). The ROI in workplace mental health programs