Mental Health at Work: Healthy, Inclusive Workspaces and Self-Care

Cost: $2,500 for full certificate; $749 + HST per individual course

Leaders play an important role in creating the type of environment that promotes mental and emotional well-being, a sense of belonging, and an atmosphere where employees feel safe to discuss these topics in the workplace. On the contrary, executives often promote self-care for their teams, but too often disregard their own mental health needs. Today’s leaders are expected to be many things to many people, which often leads to extraordinary amounts of stress and pressure. Being able to balance the challenges of work with the importance of self-care is a critical leadership quality.

In order to lead healthy workplaces, it is important for leaders to demonstrate that they value their own mental and physical health and build a positive environment for themselves and their employees. This module consists of:

  • Strategies for improving workplace well-being and creating a healthy, inclusive and supportive working environment for employees.
  • Awareness of the 13 psychosocial factors that can impact the mental health of employees in the workplace and discuss methods for promoting psychologically safe working environments.
  • Defining core principles of inclusivity in the workplace, recognizing responsibilities related to diversity, equity and inclusion and being an ally and an advocate for inclusion.
  • Reflect and explore self-care activities/opportunities to mitigate stress and enhance mental health, while developing an action plan to role-model self-care as a leader.