The Working Mind for Managers and Leaders


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The Working Mind is designed to:

  • Increase your awareness of mental health
  • Reduce stigma and other barriers to care in the workplace
  • Encourage mental health conversations by transforming the way participants think and talk about mental health and mental illness
  • Strengthen your resilience in order to maintain wellness
  • Help you support yourself and others
  • Promote your organization’s mental health
  • Help participants identify poor mental health in themselves and others
  • Give participants the coping skills to manage stress and poor mental health
  • Review mental health rights and responsibilities
  • Create a more supportive work environment

Managers, supervisors, and team leads have a special role in any organization. Building on The Working Mind for Employees, the The Working Mind for Managers and Leaders course gives participants the practical knowledge they need to:

  • Support their employees’ mental health and well-being
  • Enable all employees to be more fully productive
  • Ensure the workplace climate respects and involves all employees, including those with mental health problems
  • Encourage employees to seek help for mental health problems

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has customized The Working Mind to best align with the lived experience of staff in a care giving role. MHCC has collaborated with individuals to ensure it captures the current and past experiences of staff. This customization also includes scenario-based lessons, videos that feature people with lived experience of mental illness, reference guides, and practical handouts.

  • Q: How long is this workshop?
    A: This is an 8-hour, instructor-led workshop.
  • Q: Who should attend this workshop?
    A: This workshop is designed for managers to learn about mental health and connect with each other about how mental health impacts their respective workplaces.