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Workplace Mental Health

The Working Mind

The Working Mind (TWM) is an evidence-based training program developed to initiate a shift in how you think, act, and feel about mental health. This foundational program is designed to provide practical knowledge and skills to reduce stigma.

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Help your people do their best work. The Working Mind can get you there.

Promoting positive mental health in the workplace is not just about employee well-being; it’s a smart business strategy. The Working Mind (TWM) is an innovative, evidence-based training program crafted to foster resiliency among employees and managers. 

Poor workplace mental health costs Canadian companies $50 billion annually in lost productivity. Stop burnout in its tracks. Ease the rising cost of doing nothing. Invest in your workforce’s mental health with The Working Mind and begin to foster a healthy, more resilient workplace.

“It’s rare to see a training program that has such positive feedback. Seeing that, it was an easy decision to say this is something we need to think about and roll out to the whole enterprise because it was a very successful pilot study.”

Why Choose The Working Mind for Your Organization?

  • Mental Health Literacy: Understand the nuances of mental health and illness, recognizing early signs in yourself and others.
  • Stigma Reduction: Our evidence-based programs are proven to combat stigma and cultivate a supportive atmosphere for those facing mental health challenges.
  • Adaptability:  Our courses are available virtually and in-person and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization.
  • Trusted: Opening Minds programs are developed in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and are scientifically proven to deliver desired outcomes.
  • Results Driven: Psychological health incidents are the number one cause of disability leave in Canada. TWM is proven to increase resiliency and create a healthier, more productive workplace.
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Comprehensive Course Outline for Maximum Impact

The Working Mind is structured into four interactive modules, each blending videos, case studies, and practical exercises for an engaging learning experience.

  • Module 1: Mental Health and Stigma – Explore mental health concepts and the effects of stigma.
  • Module 2: The Mental Health Continuum – Use a specialized tool to monitor mental health and foster open discussions.
  • Module 3: Stress & Resilience – Delve into stress management and resilience-building strategies.
  • Module 4 (Managers Only): Supporting Your Team – Focus on strategies for managers to support their team’s mental well-being.

Structured Learning for Comprehensive Understanding

  • Sequential Modules: Each module builds upon the previous, offering a coherent and cumulative learning experience.
  • Flexible Scheduling: Conducted in a single session or across multiple sessions within a two-week period.
  • Targeted Groups: Separate tracks for employees and managers, catering to specific needs and roles.

The Mental Health Continuum; is a dynamic model that visualizes mental health across a spectrum, ranging from healthy & adaptive to severe symptoms of mental distress, highlighting the fluid nature of mental health and the potential for movement in either direction.

The Working Mind is also available in tailored formats with scenarios, testimonials and real-life stories tailored to specific industries. 

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