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Mental Health

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), mental health issues have a powerful and expanding impact in the workplace. While mental illness can often be invisible, the cost to the economy is an estimated $50 billion annually. Mental health challenges and illnesses are the number one cause of disability in Canada, and the MHCC estimates that between 10 and 25 per cent of mental disability costs directly incurred by many employers could be avoided.

We have been a leader in workplace mental health for over 30 years, developing innovative solutions that help your people leaders improve the productivity and performance of your organization, by creating psychologically healthy workplaces for your employees.

Through strategic partnerships, mental health learning solutions and certification programs, we offer end-to-end support in addressing the multi-faceted issue of workplace mental health.

Addressing signs of mental health issues can be a challenge, especially for people leaders – even those in a human resources role – as they are often not trained to deal with the behaviours and challenges presented by those experiencing a mental health issue.

Our mental health learning solutions include:

Workplace Mental Health LeadershipTM certificate program

Workplace Mental Health LeadershipTM certificate program is certified by Queen's University with input from Dr. Heather Stuart, one of the world's foremost experts on mental health disorders and stigma. It is the first university-certified workplace mental health training to be aligned with the new National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, introduced in January 2013.

Grounded in adult learning principles, the three-phased training program takes a blended approach that consists of in-class and online learning and a knowledge assessment process, with participants receiving a certificate from Queen's University upon successful completion of the training and exams.

Workplace Mental Health LeadershipTM certificate program is the first of its kind, developing leadership skills in managing and preventing mental health issues in the workplace. For more information, call 1 800 461-9722 or email us at workplacelearning@shepellfgi.com.

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