Description

Mental health concerns will directly impact one in every five people. The remaining four will know a friend, family member, coworker, or acquaintance that struggles with their mental health. Given this prevalence, it is essential that people build capacity to support those with mental health concerns because early identification and support typically lead to continued well-being. This workshop explores factors affecting mental health and provides a general overview of common adult mental illnesses. Most importantly, participants will learn how to be a support and discover strategies for creating more inclusive environments that reduce stigma surrounding mental health.

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Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEU)
2.5


Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • What Contributes to Poor Mental Health
  • Stigma and Myths About Mental Illness
  • Illness as Influence, Not Identity
  • A Review of Mental Illnesses
  • Mental Health Concerns and Addictions
  • Mental Health Concerns and Suicide
  • Signs That Someone May Be Struggling
  • Creating a Supportive Environment
  • Finding a Qualified Counsellor
  • Tips for Supporting Those That May Be Struggling

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between mental illness and mental health
  • List common adult mental illnesses
  • Describe symptoms related to poor mental illnesses
  • Learn practical ways of supporting those with mental illness

About this Workshop

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Paul Carrick

photo of Paul Carrick, Trainer at ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance, leadership training

Paul has been providing conflict resolution and counselling services for over 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker holding a Master’s degree in Clinical Social work and a Diploma in Human Resources. In addition to training with ACHIEVE, he is currently a therapist working with individuals navigating the Justice System, and also has a small private practice. Paul believes in the importance of co-creating meaning and direction in both individual and group interventions. As a trainer, he delivers practical, applicable information for participants mixed with a humorous and engaging presentation style. Paul is gifted at facilitating critical conversations in a non-threatening manner where individuals and organizations feel heard and supported.

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop applicable to anyone wanting to learn more about mental health, including employees and managers.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, personal reflection, and small group discussions.