Managing Mental Health: Stay at Work and Return to Work in First Responder Organizations
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This one-day course helps supervisors build a toolkit of resources to support healthy, safe and successful stay-at-work and return-to-work following an absence due to a mental health condition.


Course Content

This course will teach you:

  • The impact of Chronic Stress and Traumatic Stress Exposures on First Responders, including signs and symptoms and how to support workers
  • How to take preventative steps as an organization to support positive mental health in the workplace
  • The impact stigma can have on help-seeking behaviours, stay-at-work and return-to-work
  • 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
  • Communication and reintergration strategies for workers returning to work with a focus on supervisor actions
  • Legislation and policies that can impact the stay-at-work and return-to-work process
  • Context-specific considerations for disability management and the benefits of a successful return-to-work process/program
  • How to build an individualized toolkit that can be used in the workplace to support successful stay-at-work or return-to-work


Who should take this course?

Supervisors in public safety organizations, including dispatch, police, fire, paramedic and corrections.

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