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  • Length: 2 days


    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.

    The two-day training will be provided in small groups (up to 12 participants) to optimize opportunities for discussion and hands-on practice. Content of the program includes

    • 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

    • Hamilton November 12-13, 2018
    • Sudbury May, 2019 (TBA)
    • Ottawa/Kingston June, 2019 (TBA)

    *Note: space is limited to 12 participants each session so register early!

    REGISTRATION COST: Tuition fee: $1000 (subsidized through research grant)

  • 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

    *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).    

  • Certification Part 2 Emergency Services Sector POLICE Specific Hazards Training

    Length: 2 days Continuing Education Credits: Certificate, 1.3 CEU Points As the second part of the JHSC certification process, Sector Specific Certification assists JHSC members with issues particular to their work environment. To complete Certification Part Two, both management and worker members of the JHSC must receive training in the significant hazards found in their workplace. Upon completion of Certification Part Two, participants will be able to identify the hazards commonly found in the Emergency Services POLICE settings, and describe how they may cause injury or illness. The program will enable participants to effectively recognize and assess these sector specific hazards, as well as outline methods for controlling them. Participants will also learn about relevant legislation, standards and guidelines.
    Who's This Course for? Appropriate for the Emergency Services POLICE sector, this program is the second part of the training process for individuals to be certified under guidelines established and enforced by the Ministry of Labour. Workplaces that regularly have 20 or more employees must have at least two personnel that have completed the certification training. To complete the Certification program, you must receive training in the significant hazards found in their workplace. Sector Specific Certification assists JHSC members with issues particular to their work environment.
    Prerequisite Certification Part One Training Part Two is a continuation of what you have learned in Cert One. You must take Part One before Part Two according to the new Training Standard which took effect March 1, 2016.
    What hazards are covered?
    • Recognizing, Assessing, Controlling and Evaluating Hazards
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • Driving
    • Chemical Agents
    • Biological Agents
    • Workplace Violence and Harassment
    • Slips Trips and Falls
    • Shoreline Rescue
    • Traffic Protection
    • Electrical
    • Fire Range
    • Psychological
    • Action Planning
    Onsite sessions are available contact your local consultant to arrange this.

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    Join Dr. Ash Bender as he discusses the intersection between mental stress, illness and resilience and provides some specific actions workplaces can take to build resiliency.

    Exposure to chronic mental stress is known to have negative effects on employee health and behaviours.

    Understanding factors associated with job stress provides opportunities for intervention by changing work practices and prevention by building resilience.

    Resilience generally describes characteristics or capacities enabling individuals and organizations to recover from adversity and use available resources adaptively...the ability to "bounce back".

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    Join Dr. Janice Halpern as she shares the results of a research program called Critical incident Stress Strategies for EMS (CISS-EMS).

    This one hour webinar will share the research study and key findings. Participants will learn about help that paramedics are seeking for critical incident stress as well as the barriers that should be considered, and can be addressed through good prevention planning and implementation.

    The webinar will also explore opportunities to identify critical incidents and describe the impact that critical incidents can have on paramedics.

    The webinar will showcase a critical incident inventory that provides a framework for paramedics and their supervisors to talk about critical incidents.

    Finally, it will share the development of a tool kit that was developed for paramedics and their supervisors to use after a potentially critical incident.