Mental Health Commission of Canada

Ottawa,  ON 
Canada
http://www.theworkingmind.ca
  • Booth: 8230


Visit us to discuss workplace mental health training!

Developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, The Working Mind First Responders training program is a 4-hour or 8-hour evidence-based program designed to address and promote mental health amongst first responders and reduce the stigma of mental illness in the workplace.

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  • The Working Mind First Responders
    The Working Mind First Responders (formerly known as Road to Mental Readiness) is a 4-hour or 8-hour evidence-based program designed to address and promote mental health amongst first responders and reduce the stigma of mental illness in the workplace....

  • The Working Mind First Responders (formerly known as Road to Mental Readiness) is a 4-hour or 8-hour evidence-based program designed to address and promote mental health amongst first responders and reduce the stigma of mental illness in the workplace.

    Training Goals

    •To support the mental health and wellbeing of first responders
    •To enable the full productivity of first responders
    •To ensure the workplace is respectful and inclusive, including those with mental health problems and mental illnesses
    •To encourage everyone to seek help for mental health problems and mental illnesses and to create a more supportive culture

    Central Components

    The Mental Health Continuum Model categorizes one’s mental health within a continuum: green (healthy), yellow (reacting), orange (injured), and red (ill).

    •“Big 4” - a set of cognitive behavioral therapy-based techniques that help individuals cope with stress and improve their mental health and resiliency
    •Scenario-based practical applications and custom videos of people with lived experience of mental illness
    •Dispelling the myths of mental health problems and illnesses, to reduce associated stigma

    Training results

    Through post-training surveys, TWMFR has proven the program is informative, relevant and useful. Participants have shown:
    •an increase in resiliency skills
    •an ability to support colleagues who are dealing with an adverse situation
    •a reduction in stigmatizing attitudes towards people with a mental illness
    •a personal awareness of a possible mental health issue
    •the strength to seek help when needed
    •overall increase in workplace performance


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