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Workshops for Organizations

 

To register for off-site workshops (at your organization’s location) please call 416-789-7957 ext. 3035 or email workshops@cmhato.org

Please see our Cancellation Policy before registering

 

We offer a range of off-site workshops and can tailor our workshops to meet your organization’s need. Recent workshops we have offered include:

  • Mental Health Awareness: Introduction to Mental Health

  • Managing Anxiety and Depression

  • Beyond Worry: Kids and Mental Health

Please see below for some workshop descriptions.

 

ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASIST is a 2-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help individuals recognize the risk of suicide, and learn how to intervene to prevent the risk of suicidal thoughts from becoming suicidal behaviours. Suitable for all persons in positions of trust: health professionals, social service workers, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, and community volunteers. Prepared caregivers can help prevent suicide.

FACE TO FACE: UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL DISTRESS

This workshop is for anyone who works or lives with individuals experiencing mental health challenges. It provides a comprehensive overview of mental health and mental distress  from a recovery perspective.

In the 6 hour version of this workshop participants will learn more about what mental distress might look and feel like, and will also develop their skills in communication and de-escalation. The issues surrounding stigma are explored, and myths will be dispelled. The 6 hour version of this workshop also includes a guest speaker who will share  their story of mental health recovery, and also includes a number of interactive learning exercises.

COPING WITH STRESS

This workshop helps individuals identify the main contributors to work/life stress, and learn coping strategies to achieve a sense of balance, satisfaction and success in their family and work lives. Participants are encouraged to evaluate their existing coping techniques and learn new stress management strategies. They will learn and practice various types of simple, effective techniques to combat the sources and symptoms of stress, which can be performed easily at work and at home.

COMPASSION FATIGUE

Are you a caregiver in your professional or personal life? This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to assess, recognize and validate their own needs for self-care and self-compassion. Lifestyle changes are explored to help reduce stress and improve quality of life.

MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

This workshop focuses on the warning signs of mental health problems in the workplace, and how they can affect an employee’s performance. It also examines why an employee might not disclose their mental health problem, as well as why it’s important to act if there is a problem. Tips on how to approach an employee, and use your management skills to support and accommodate your staff will be discussed.

MENTAL DISTRESS-RECOGNITION & RESPONSE

This workshop focuses on developing supportive communication skills and strategies for effectively de-escalating situations involving someone demonstrating signs of emotional or mental distress.

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH & MENTAL DISTRESS

This workshop explores common mental health issues facing youth today and how to foster positive mental health.  Participants will learn how to promote mental health in themselves and others. We will explore stigma and myths about mental health issues, and consider and incorporate resources designed specifically for youth.

The Opening Doors Project

The Opening Doors Project is about strengthening, fostering and cultivating healthier communities in Ontario.

The Opening Doors Project provides a FREE Workshop Series for newcomer communities, communities of mental health survivors, mental health services, agencies and institutions.  These two-hour workshops are appropriate for English-language learners and can be tailored to specific audiences and needs.

To learn more about The Opening Doors Project please visit their website:  www.openingdoorsproject.org

 

We are happy to share with you a short film on The Opening Doors Project – Migration and Mental Health, produced by The Weather Network. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJf6IGmjFhY

If you are interested in attending one of the Opening Doors Project workshops, please call 416-789-7957 x 3244 or email openingdoors@cmhato.org

The Opening Doors Project: Mental Health + Equity + Diversity FREE workshop series

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