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CAREER STAGE: Any

NOTE: To get the full experience of this live, interactive course we recommend you join five minutes prior to the scheduled starting time, and use a computer with video and microphone capabilities.

Learn what you can do to protect your mental health at work and how to support others.

For people dealing with a mild to moderate episode of mental illness, most experts recommend they continue to work with support from their managers and colleagues. This CPA Ontario course will provide you with techniques to help yourself and ways you can support co-workers who may be dealing with mental illness.

Depression and/or anxiety can seem to come out of nowhere, or can follow a very stressful time. Research shows that one in five people in Canada are likely to have at least one episode of mental illness in their lifetime, most often between the ages of 18 and 65. Mental illness has been calculated to cost the Canadian economy $51 billion annually and is a contributing factor for over 40 per cent of long-term disability claims.

The Psychological Health and Safety in the orkplace standard is a voluntary Canadian standard focused on promoting employees' psychological health and preventing psychological harm due to workplace factors. This national standard is designed to help organizations and their employees improve workplace psychological health and safety.

There will be a final quiz which will help you implement your new insights immediately.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Understand how mental illness may show up in your workplace and how you can help
  • Encourage behaviours which support psychological health at work
  • Discourage behaviours which reduce psychological health at work
  • Action you can take when a colleague becomes less productive and withdrawn but denies anything is wrong

WHO WILL BENEFIT

Anyone looking to enhance their own leadership skills and the productivity of their workplace; know how to support the psychological health and safety of their co-workers; and manage performance by being especially supportive and clear.