The Mental Health Commission of Canada is pleased to host three The Working Mind (TWM) – Train the Trainer courses in May 2017. Taught by the Mental Health Commission of Canada Master Trainers, participants learn valuable ways to support and deliver training relating to mental health in the workplace.

Confirmed course dates and cities:

  • May 8-12: Toronto, ON
  • May 15-19: Winnipeg, MB
  • May 29-June 2: Edmonton, AB

Set over a five-day period, The Working Mind – Train the Trainer course prepares and certifies participants to provide ongoing TWM courses to managers and front-line staff in their organization.

This course is particularly suited for HR professionals, business leaders and peers who are looking for a meaningful and cost-effective way to deliver in-house training and education to their staff with a specific focus on mental health.

BOOK NOW – spaces are limited!

Course Fee: $3,100 per person
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2017

Please note: Payment must be received in full to confirm booking. Course fees do not cover meals, lodging, or transportation to/from the course. This course is currently available in English only.

The Working Mind (TWM) – Train the Trainer overview

About The Working Mind

Disability claims related to mental illnesses cost the Canadian economy approximately $51 billion annually – close to $20 billion is paid directly by Canadian employers. Additionally, more than 50% of individuals experiencing mental health problems or illnesses do not seek treatment – and it is largely due to stigma.

Reducing Stigma in the Workplace

The Working Mind (TWM) is an educational workplace mental health and wellness program designed to promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental health problems and illnesses in a workplace setting.

Adapted from the Department of National Defence (DND), Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) program, The Working Mind helps individuals identify poor mental health in themselves and others, while building mental resiliency.  

A Proven Approach

Evaluation of thousands of participants from various workplaces across Canada, has shown The Working Mind program to be significantly effective through:

  • Reduction in stigmatizing attitudes in employees and managers
  • Increase in resiliency skills
  • Improvement in overall resiliency and mental health and wellbeing

Course Format

Intended for a wide array of workplace sectors, The Working Mind program has several adaptations available.

The Working Mind program for frontline staff aims to:

  • Dispel myths around mental health problems and illnesses
  • Provide an overview of the Mental Health Continuum Model (see figure 1)
  • Self-assessment of participants’ own mental health along the continuum
  • Takeaway strategies participants can apply at each point along the continuum

In addition to the concepts covered in the frontline staff adaptation, The Working Mind for managers program addresses:

  • Workplace accommodation and return to work
  • Observation of employees along the continuum
  • Appropriate action
  • Communicating with employees about mental health problems and illness in a workplace setting

Our train-the-trainer course equips individuals with tools and skills to teach both frontline and manager adaptations of The Working Mind.

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Figure 1. Mental Health Continuum Model