A free workplace mental health program for Ontario’s health care organizations
Your Health Space provides free training in several areas related to psychological health and safety in health care settings via live workshops, self-directed eLearning modules, and microlearning Wellness Moments. This programming is delivered through two distinct spaces: a Space for Leaders and a Space for Health Care Workers. A third Space for Connection invites staff members from all levels of an organization to participate in training together.
Including organization executives, management, human resources
Including nurses, physicians, personal support workers, administrative staff, custodial staff
A space to bring staff together from all levels of an organization to connect, reimagine, and work towards healing as a collective
10-minute live microlearning huddles for hospital and long-term care staff
This workshop describes the concept of health-oriented leadership, explores the role of leaders in promoting the psychological health and safety of teams, and defines Protection from Moral Distress.
Discover the importance of psychological self-care among leaders and explore the Dimensions of Wellness to understand their connection to flourishing in the workplace.
This workshop describes what it means to flourish and languish in the workplace, explores CMHA Ontario’s 3-Gear Model, and recognizes how the acute stress response can impact communication.
Participants are introduced to psychological health and safety and the 15 psychosocial factors, including the two specific to health care settings. This workshop identifies strategies employees can utilize to improve conditions related to these factors.
In this offering, we define and identify workplace stress, explain its impact on mood, emotions, and work performance, and introduce strategies to help mitigate it.
This workshop defines the three dimensions of burnout and explores their potential impact on work and life. It also identifies protective factors for combating burnout and explores evidence-based adaptive coping strategies to help manage or mitigate it.
Explore the role of grief and loss within health care organizations, identify strategies to manage personal grief, and work with the 4-R model to support colleagues.
This offering explores trauma, its prevalence, and how it shows up in the workplace. We discuss the principles of trauma-informed care and introduce the concept of low impact debriefing and compassionate curiosity.
Participants are introduced to the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace along with an overview of the 15 psychosocial factors that affect well-being in health care workplaces.
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.
Explore the three components of burnout while uncovering associated risk factors and protective factors to help prevent burnout.
Empathy is a must-have quality for health care workers, but it can be difficult to sustain. This webinar provides an overview of how empathic strain manifests in the caring professions and practical steps that can be taken to keep this occupational stressor at bay.
Examine how traumatic stress can emerge in health care settings and explore strategies that health care workers can use to protect themselves and their colleagues in the workplace.
An introduction to the concept of moral change in health care workers, the risks of moral distress and injury, as well as strategies to approach and address this potential workplace stressor.
Laying a foundation of psychological health and safety in the workplace, Well-Being at Work encourages learners to reflect on and identify how they can contribute to and improve their mental well-being in the workplace.
Encouraging recognition of workplace and systems factors that contribute to experiences of stress in the health care workplace, Navigating Stress at Work focuses on the effects of stress on well-being and performance, exploring practical strategies for addressing workplace stress and burnout.
This course focuses on recognizing and validating some of the fatigue-related effects of occupational stress while highlighting strategies to help reduce fatigue. The fatigue pathway focuses on raising awareness and sharing strategies related to two topics: Empathic Strain and Burnout.
This workshop explores how mental health can impact the workplace, describes what it means to flourish and languish, and applies the PERMA Model of Well-Being to discover strategies to improve workplace mental well-being.
Explore the concept of mindfulness in the workplace and learn practical strategies to integrate mindfulness into the workday.
Examine the concepts of identity and intersectionality and their relationship to workplace mental health. This workshop determines how various forms of inequity can combine to create unique challenges and disadvantages in the workplace.
This offering analyzes language and actions and their potential negative impacts on well-being. It explores strategies to decrease stigmatizing language and promote a stigma-free working environment.
An overview of the Dimensions of Wellness and an introduction to the PERMA Model of Well-Being can help health care workers better understand well-being and its relationship to the workplace.
Mindfulness can be personalized for use at work as a strategy for coping with stress. This webinar offers an overview of the components of mindfulness with opportunities to explore integration into work routines and experiences.
The flourishing pathway focuses on individual and workplace strength-based strategies for boosting well-being. Topic Choices: Positive Psychology and Dimensions of Wellness.
The stress pathway focuses on stress management strategies that individuals can begin using following the wellness moment huddle. Topic Choices: Managing Workplace Stress and Mindfulness.
The fatigue pathway focuses on strengthening self-awareness and practical strategies related to chronic stress and emotional labour. Topic Choices: Empathic Strain and Burnout.
3-hour live workshops
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 at all levels of your organization.
20-30 minute live micro-learning sessions
eLearning course with facilitator will include topics such as:
An overview of the 15 psychosocial factors that affect well-being in health care workplaces and an introduction to the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace.
An overview of the dimensions of wellness, and an introduction to the Dual Continuum Model of Mental Health & Mental Illness to understand well-being & its relationship to the workplace.
An introduction to the concept of moral challenge in health care, the risk of moral injury, and strategies to approach & address this unique stressor.
90-minute live workshops
will include topics such as:
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.
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.
60 – 90-minute live workshops to bring staff together from all levels to connect, reimagine, and work towards healing as a collective. They will include topics such as:
Recognizing that each person brings their life experiences to work with them, this workshop introduces participants to strategies to foster a trauma-informed workplace, helping to restore and strengthen psychological health & safety.
Losses can be diverse: economic, social, physical, personal, or emotional. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the complexities of grief & loss and learn effective coping skills & a framework for supporting co-workers.
Mindfulness involves strengthening self-awareness while accepting the present moment without judgment. Do you know how mindfulness practices can manage stress in the workplace, enhance performance at work, and improve communication?