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Length: 2 days ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO PARTICIPATE? Peer Educator Training is open to individuals who:
- have completed the initial Beyond Silence Champion Training,
- have personal experience with mental illness recovery (personal or family)
- have experience working in healthcare (clinical or non-clinical),
- have strong interpersonal and communication skills,
- are motivated to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness at work,
- are willing to provide training and mentorship to others.
- Foundational principles of Beyond Silence facilitation
- Best-practice evidence regarding anti-stigma education and the power of personal stories
- Application of adult learning and group theory principles
- Facilitation practice, with an opportunity to provide and receive feedback
- Discussion re: opportunities and logistics of the peer educator role
- Two full days of training with a qualified instructor (includes lunch and breaks)
- A leader's guide and facilitator handbook
- Certification to provide Beyond Silence Champion Training through PSHSA
- Opportunities for ongoing mentorship (online and in-person)
- Membership in the peer educator community of practice
- Access to marketing, training materials, registration and evaluation support through PSHSA
- March 6-7, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario
- June 13 -14, 2019 - Hamilton, Ontario
The prerequisite to this course is Beyond Silence Champion Training. Please complete this training before taking the Peer Educator Training
Length: 2 days Through research funding from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, we can offer subsidized training for workers in small, under-resourced healthcare workplaces* across Ontario. We will be offering 8 training programs over the next two years, and evaluating the impact. Through this subsidy small healthcare workplaces receive 50% off Registration. – If you are a small healthcare workplace (100 employees or less), enter "SmallBusiness" in the Coupon Code section upon check out. The coupon will apply a 50% discount. This 2-day workplace mental health training course is designed specifically for healthcare workers, and is led by trained healthcare employees with mental health experience. This evidence-based course is designed to engage healthcare employees in a dialogue regarding mental health issues at work, and how to identify and support workers who are struggling. The program combines information sharing and skill development with strategies for stigma reduction. Evidence for effectiveness of the program is supported by a two-year clinical trial conducted with 189 healthcare workers (comparing Beyond Silence with MHFA) demonstrating significant changes in mental health knowledge and beliefs: 1. Feedback from program participants supported the added value of the Beyond Silence program attributed to the specific focus on healthcare work, peer leaders, and the opportunity for dialogue and skill development 2. The program has been adapted for smaller, under-resourced organizations and we will be gathering input from participants as part of our ongoing research. Day 1 focuses on exploring the value of addressing workplace mental health in healthcare organizations, including a dialogue about workplace mental health experiences and psychological health and safety. Topics include the mental health continuum, the impact of stress, how mental illness may appear at work and how and when to support someone who is struggling. Day 2 focuses on exploring evidence-based approaches and mental health resources, as well as how to match resources to a person’s unique needs. Participants will create an action plan for their own workplace and consider how to apply their knowledge as a mental health champion. Follow-up Support – 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. In order to evaluate the program, participants will be asked to complete pre, post and follow-up questionnaires. The procedures for data collection and evaluation have been approved by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board. If you have any questions about the project, please contact: Lisa Wolfe, Project Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org *A 2-year grant through the Ontario Ministry of Labour - Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation program will offset training costs for employees in small healthcare workplaces. Our focus is on improving OHS outcomes in small, under-resourced healthcare workplaces in Ontario (eg. long-term care or group homes, family health teams, paramedics, rural or remote hospitals, community-based services).
Health and Safety for Fire Prevention Officers
Length: 1 day
PSHSA’s Health and Safety for Fire Prevention Officers training program is aimed at keeping Fire Prevention Officers safe on the job. This training covers the legislation and hazards which they may come across while performing their inspections. These hazards include trenching, falls, asbestos, mould, confined space, post fire exposures and driving. By the end of the course, participants will be able to recognize hazards and establish various types of controls to ensure their safety.
Now that most FPO's don't come from operations they don't have the ops training. This program equips the FPO with the knowledge to identify hazards that they might encounter while working alone.
Onsite sessions are available contact your local consultant to arrange this.
Join your Ontario prevention system partners on June 4th 2019 in Ottawa for an opportunity to advance health and safety practices in your workplace and move beyond legislative compliance. This Health and Safety information day and networking forum will provide public service organizations with an opportunity to enhance health and safety knowledge, discuss emerging issues, trends, & legislative changes and share best practices, strategies and solutions.
This forum is suitable for Health and Safety Specialists, Managers, Directors, Joint Health and Safety Committee members, and people looking for new and emerging Health and Safety solutions.
Speakers from Ontario’s Prevention System (Ministry of Labour and Public Services Health and Safety Association) will focus on select legislative changes and emerging health and safety issues in the province of Ontario.
Session topics include:
- Registration and Networking
- Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tegan Slot, Christine Joli-Coeur Public Services Health and Safety Association and City of Ottawa
- Emerging Trends in Health and Safety: Intelligent Safety
Glenn Cullen, CEO Public Services Health and Safety Association
- Workplace Violence: Current and Future Tools
- Henrietta Van Hulle, VP Client Outreach Public Services Health and Safety Association
- Ministry of Labour Enforcement Initiatives and Blitzes 2019-2020
Matthew Clouthier, Regional Coordinator, Ministry of Labour
- Lunch and Networking
- Ergonomics in the workplace: legislative requirements and case studies
Kevin Gillespie, Regional Ergonomist, Ministry of Labour
- Developing a Psychological Health and Safety Framework in the Workplace
Jeremy Holden, Regional Consultant, Public Services Health and Safety Association
- Closing remarks and Networking
Tegan Slot & Christine Joli-Coeur, Public Services Health and Safety Association
Lunch is included with the cost of registration