Managing Mental Health in the Workplace – Rights and Responsibilities
Feb 26, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (*early rate) $ 279.00 (regular rate)
Ottawa, Ontario – Best Western Ottawa City Centre
Trainer: Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT
About the trainer
Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT
Michelle is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling and Spirituality and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Special Education. She draws on her educational background, 15 years of group facilitation, and agency and private practice experience to add a personalized touch to her workshops. Michelle maintains a private practice with individuals, families and children and specializes in mental health, trauma, eating disorders and coping with family changes. She believes that helpers are more effective when they have a non-judgmental perspective and compassionate curiosity for both themselves and their clients. As a facilitator, Michelle brings her knowledge of learning principles to provide an interactive, engaging and participant-centred experience, incorporating practical information attendees can immediately apply to both their personal and professional lives.
This workshop is offered through ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance.
For leaders and managers, dealing with issues related to mental health in the workplace can be challenging and difficult to navigate. It is essential that leadership has the capabilities to manage mental health because early identification and support can lead to continued productivity, retention of employees and overall satisfaction in the workplace. This workshop provides a roadmap to help leaders participate in conversations with employees who may require support and accommodation when experiencing difficulties related to mental health. Participants will discuss practical strategies for creating a more inclusive work environment and develop a plan to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness. The workshop also explores how to create appropriate processes to address the needs of both employees and employers.
About This Workshop
- Why Mental Health Matters
- Overview and Statistics
- Best Practices
- Where to Start
- Early Identification and Support
- How to Approach the Conversation
- Role of the Whole Team
- Key Groups to Access
- What is Reasonable Accommodation?
- Employer Rights and Responsibilities
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities
- Creating an Inclusive Environment
- Developing a Plan
- Reduce Stigma
- Creating an Internal Dispute Resolution Process
- Return to Work Strategies
This is an intermediate level workshop that is highly applicable to anyone in a human resources, leadership or management positions, and who may need to appropriately respond to staff with mental health concerns.
Method of Delivery
Lecture, video, case study review, role play and small group discussion.
At the end of this workshop participants should be able to:
- List the common mental illnesses that people may experience in the workplace.
- Explain how to to engage employees in need of support when experiencing mental health difficulties.
- Apply practical strategies to reduce stigma.
- Design workplace policies that address the rights and responsibilities of employee and employers to create an inclusive workplace.
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You Will Receive
A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.
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Continuing Education Credit
While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.
The following associations have formally approved our workshops:
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit
Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)
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