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Workplace Mental Health

The Working Mind for the Trades

The Working Mind (TWM) for the Trades is an evidence-based training program that can be delivered in-person or virtually. It is designed to equip trade teams with tools to enhance mental health in the workplace and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

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Developed with trades people, for trades people.

Engineered in collaboration with the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association, The Working Mind for the Trades builds upon TWM’s foundational program with tailored elements to tackle the unique challenges faced by trades workers.

The program introduces scenarios, testimonials, and real-life stories drawn directly from the trades community ensuring maximum impact for workers and supervisors. 

“The people who are telling stories are real-life workers from Ontario's trades. They're sharing their struggles and then their path of recovery and their opportunity for hope. Those stories are resonating."

– Kathy Martin, Research and Mental Health Specialist at IHSA

Why Choose The Working Mind for the Trades for Your Organization?

  • Mental Health Literacy: Understand the nuances of mental health and illness, recognizing early signs in yourself and others.
  • Stigma Reduction: Proven to combat stigma and cultivate a supportive atmosphere for those facing mental health challenges.
  • Trusted: Developed in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, TWM is scientifically proven to increase resiliency and produce healthier more effective workplaces.
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The Working Mind is Trusted by Employers Across Canada

Empower Your Workforce With Tailored Solutions.

We will work alongside your team to secure the time, date and delivery method that suits your organization’s needs.  

Our Program Offers:

  • Flexible Scheduling: The 5-hour sessions for workers and 8-hour session for supervisors can be conducted in a single session or across multiple sessions within a two-week period.
  • Targeted Groups: Separate tracks for workers and supervisors, catering to specific needs and roles.
  • Personalized Instruction: Choose from our world-class facilitators, or empower your workforce by training an internal staff member to become a Certified Facilitator to deliver the program in-house. 

Structured Learning for Comprehensive Understanding

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 – 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.

  • Module 3: Stress & Resilience – Delve into stress management and resilience-building strategies.
  • Module 4 (Supervisors Only): Supporting Your Team – Focus on strategies for supervisors to support their team’s mental well-being.

Looking to customize The Working Mind training for your industry?

Learn more about our customized program offerings. Take the first step towards a healthier organization by equipping your team with the skills to support mental health and well-being while navigating your industry’s distinct challenges.

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