This is a two-day mental health training program customized for health care workers. Led by peer educators, this course is designed to help promote early intervention and support for psychological health and safety in the workplace. The program combines information sharing and skill development with strategies for stigma reduction.
It is an evidence-based program supported by a clinical trial conducted with health care workers. PSHSA will be gathering input from participants as part of ongoing research.
This course will teach you:
- The value of addressing workplace mental health in health care organizations
- About the mental health continuum and the impact of stress
- How mental illness may appear at work and how to identify and support workers who are struggling
- The nature of attitudes towards coworkers with mental health issues and strategies for stigma reduction
- Evidencebased approaches and available mental health resources, including how to match resources to a person’s unique needs
- How to create an action plan for your own workplace
All participants who complete the program will be eligible to take part in an online community of practice and monthly WebEx sessions to support ongoing learning and implementation.
Who should take this course?
This course is tailored to workers in health care organizations, including long-term care or group homes, family health teams, paramedics, rural or remote hospitals, and community-based services.
A 2-year grant through the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation program will offset training costs for employees in small health care workplaces (100 employees or less). Enter coupon code SmallBusiness at check out to receive a 50% discount.
For more information about the Beyond Silence program, visit beyondsilence.ca.