Training & Education
Providing everything from lunch and learns to half and full day sessions for organizations looking to foster healthy conversations around mental health from a non-clinical approach. All sessions (virtual or in person) aim to encourage interaction with participants and open conversation. Workshops are tailored to fit the needs of each client.
Supporting Employee Mental Health: Communication Techniques Workshop
Often, we overlook how powerful our language and communication can be when we are engaging with others. Learning how to communicate from a place of non-judgement and safety is critical in order to build trusting connections. We will review key skills that support safe team dynamics and understand how these skills can lead to a culture of safety and trust among our teams.
Creating Healthy Boundaries
Boundaries are something that are critical to sustaining our wellness, but are often the hardest pieces for us to put in place. This session focuses on understanding boundaries, different kinds of boundaries that exist and how we can implement them into our personal and professional relationships for our own self care.
Stigma & Self Stigma: An Open Conversation
Before we can address how to refrain from stigmatizing language, beliefs and behaviours, we need to understand what stigma is. When we label, judge or treat others differently due to physical, mental or socio-economic realities as some examples, we contribute to stigma. Stigma is all around us and sometimes we even contribute to it unintendedly. So how can we become more aware of stigma and adopt practices to avoid it when we talk about mental health?
Suicide Awareness: Identifying Fears & Using Person Centred Language
This workshop will focus on identifying our fears around talking to others about suicide . Many find that they are may be afraid to support someone who they think may have thoughts of suicide for fear of not knowing what to say. Together, we will go over language, how to show compassion and hold space for these vulnerable conversations. We will talk about getting comfortable asking uncomfortable questions and the importance of direct language choice. We will also explore the spectrum of suicide ideation versus action so we can feel as confident as possible to have difficult conversations.
Additional topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Exposure To Workplace Suicide: A 2 Part Series
- Self Awareness & Emotional Wellness
- Supporting Others With Substance Use and Addictive Behaviours
- Exploring Our Fears: Working Front Line Through a Pandemic (a collaboration with Kim Sunderland)
SUPPORTING THROUGH STRUGGLE™
Delivered in person (1 day) or online ( across 2 or 4 days )
A foundational workshop on how to have supportive conversations.
This interactive training, created from a place of lived experience, is focused on strengthening your ability to support someone who may be struggling with a mental health challenge socially, emotionally, and practically. This course will take a deeper dive into how to have conversations in a way that helps the other person, while still considering your own self care.