This day-long training session helps supervisors build their own “Supervisors Toolkit” of resources to support healthy, safe and successful stay at work and return to work after an absence of a worker due to a mental health condition.
Goals and Objectives:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the impact of Chronic Stress and Traumatic Stress Exposures on First Responders
- Acquire a non-clinical understanding of the mental health continuum
- Review legislation and policies that can impact the return to work process
- Discuss important factors that improve or inhibit a person’s ability to stay at work or successfully return to work following an absence due to mental injury
- Understand the impact of stigma on help-seeking behaviors and return to work
- Use workplace context to describe disability management and the benefits of a successful return to work process/program
- Discuss communication and reintegration strategies for workers returning to work. Focus on supervisor actions, with a brief overview of the management and worker responsibilities.
- Build an individualized supervisors toolkit that can be used in the workplace to support successful stay at work or return to work