A free workplace mental health service for Ontario’s health care organizations.

Program

Your Health Space provides training in several areas related to psychological health and safety in health care settings via free live workshops and self-directed modules. This programming is delivered through three distinct spaces designed for Leadership, Health Care Workers, and Support Staff.

Space for Leaders

3-hour live workshops

Space for Health Care Workers

20-30 minute live micro-learning sessions

eLearning course with facilitator will include topics such as:

Space for Support Staff

90-minute live workshops

will include topics such as:

This workshop, specifically designed for people leaders (e.g. supervisors, managers, executives, etc.) will seek to increase leaders’ confidence in supporting staff members who may be experiencing mental health challenges, while providing a foundation for fostering psychological health and safety in the workplace.

An overview of the 15 psychosocial factors that affect well-being in health care workplaces and an introduction to the National Standard of Canada’s Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

An overview of the dimensions of wellness, and an introduction to the Dual Continuum of Mental Health and Mental Illness to understand well-being in the workplace.

Mindfulness involves strengthening self-awareness while accepting the present moment without judgment. This module provides practical opportunities to examine how mindfulness can be personalized for one’s own use at work or elsewhere.

Examine the unique stressors experienced by health care workers, learn about the effect of stress on well-being and performance, and explore practical strategies for addressing workplace stress.

Learn about the components of burnout and examine a solutions-focused method to exercise self-agency in addressing and preventing burnout.

Examine how traumatic stress can occur directly and indirectly, and explore ways to protect oneself and colleagues in the workplace.

An overview of how the psychological and physical output of caring and empathizing at work can lead to compassion fatigue, and how we can address this in the workplace.

Introduction to the concept of moral injury, a concept that is increasingly prevalent in the health care workforce, and ways health care workers can approach an issue that is the result of external factors.

Foster awareness about mental health, its relationship to the workplace, and explore strategies to maintain positive mental health in the midst of workplace demands.

Explore the impact of language, address myths associated with mental illness, and review strategies for upholding a safe and inclusive work environment.

Examine workplace stress and its effects on well-being and performance, and explore strategies for coping with stress through unique lenses that include locus of control, habit formation and self-awareness.

Learn about the components of burnout and examine a solutions-focused method to exercise self-agency in addressing and preventing burnout.

Explore how to foster a trauma-informed workplace to help restore and strengthen psychological health and safety individually and as an organization.

Learn how to use mindfulness practises to manage stress in the workplace, enhance performance at work, and improve communication.

IN CRISIS? Call Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566, or  find your local CMHA branch.
For immediate help, call 9-1-1

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