On Demand Workshops

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

$99.00
2.5

Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

Dealing with issues related to mental health in the workplace can be challenging and difficult to navigate. It is essential that organizations have the capabilities to manage mental health because early identification and support typically leads to continued productivity and retention of employees. This workshop provides a roadmap to help managers participate in conversations with employees who may require support when experiencing difficulties related to mental health. Participants will learn strategies for creating a more inclusive work environment that reduces stigma surrounding mental health.

Trainer: Randy Grieser, MSW, RSW - Founder & Advisor

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • List the common mental illnesses that people may experience in the workplace
  • Explain how 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

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Why Mental Health Matters
  • A Review of Common Mental Illnesses
  • Myths About Mental Illness
  • Best Practices in Workplace Mental Health
  • Tips for Creating Psychologically Safe Workplaces
  • Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Concerns
  • How to Approach Someone About a Mental Health Concern
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • What is Reasonable Accommodation?
  • Return-to-Work Considerations

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop for human resources personnel, leaders, managers and supervisors, and anyone who may need to appropriately respond to staff with mental health concerns.

Trainer: Randy Grieser

MSW, RSW - Founder & Advisor

Randy (he/him) is the founder, former CEO, and current Advisor of CTRI. He is an intuitive and visionary leader who, together with a team of employees and trainers, has positioned CTRI to be a leading provider of professional development training. In 2022, after close to seventeen years of active leadership within CTRI, Randy transitioned to an advisory role for the organization. He now dedicates his time to speaking and writing. Randy holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Resolution. Prior to founding CTRI, he worked directly with issues around crisis and trauma in the areas of mental health, counselling, and crisis management within community, school, and hospital settings. He has advanced training in violence threat assessment and management from the Gavin de Becker Training Academy, and is a former Board Director for the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professional (CATAP). Randy believes that access to knowledge and skill development changes individual lives, communities, and organizations, and has worked to make CTRI’s training and resources as accessible as possible. He is a dynamic speaker who delivers insightful presentations that are engaging, humorous, and informative. He is author of The Ordinary Leader, and co-author of The Culture QuestionA Little Book About Trauma-Informed Workplaces, and Don’t Blame the LettuceRead blogs written by Randy here. Contact Randy at: [email protected]

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