Mental health issues are often misunderstood and stigmatized, and are growing at a faster rate than any other kind of disability in today’s workplace (Canadian Mental Health Association). To prevent misconceptions of mental health issues, employees need to understand what the common mental health issues are. This workshop will not only educate participants about common mental health issues, it will also equip them with the tools to manage these issues and will examine available resources.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to do the following:
- Understand the most common mental health issues: depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders.
- Recognize the typical symptoms associated with mental health issues and the behaviours that can be expected and exhibited at work.
- Be aware of and reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues.
- Manage common mental health issues and understand what resources and tools are available.