Introduction to Mental Health RTW

Type

Half Day Workshop

Audience

Employees of all levels.

Industry

Any industries including manufacturing, government, education, healthcare, engineering & sciences, technology, not-for-profit, financial (banking and insurance)

Description

This interactive workshop is a useful tool to reduce stigma and facilitate empathy and collaboration around workplace mental health absences.  The workshop uses games and activities to create a safe and fun environment to introduce basic concepts, dispel myths, and help employees know how to support colleagues through work absence and RTW.  This workshop will equip all employees with an appreciation of the importance of work and of staying connected through mental health challenges.

What will you Learn?

  • Understand the meaning of work, what happens when mental health interferes with work, and the importance of staying connected through mental health challenges.
  • Describe 3 reasons why mental health RTW requires a different approach than physical health RTW.
  • Identify boundaries of personal privacy and know how to appropriately show support to a colleague through mental health challenges.
  • Explore the various stakeholder needs surrounding mental health RTW and learn how to respond accordingly.

Who Should Attend this Course?

If your organization has experienced mental health absence and you want to have appropriate workplace dialogue, this workshop is for you. Our experienced facilitators can safely guide your employees of all levels and departments to better understand and support each-other.  This workshop is a perfect way to prepare the workplace for the return of a colleague from a mental health related leave.

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Mental Health Accommodation for RTW

Type

Half day or Full day workshop

Audience

Employees of all levels.

Industry

Any industries including manufacturing, government, education, healthcare, engineering & sciences, technology, not-for-profit, financial (banking and insurance)

Description

This hands-on workshop follows the Mental Health RTW workshop and provides a deeper dive into mental health accommodation in the workplace. Participants will learn about frequently encountered mental health accommodation needs, a collective problem-solving process, and will have the opportunity to solve an existing accommodation scenario in their own workplace.  This workshop provides take-away tools that participants can use immediately in their own workplace. 

What will you Learn?

  • Learn about your responsibilities relating to mental health accommodation
  • Facilitator will provide real examples of mental health accommodation that were creative and successful.
  • Learn the various roles and responsibilities in the accommodation process: employer,
  • Supervisor, human resources, union, doctors, co-workers and related experts.
  • You will solve case study examples using a collective problem-solving process to practice newly acquired skills.

Who Should Attend this Course?

This course is useful to equip supervisors and HR/OHS staff with skills to identify and provide mental health accommodation throughout any organizations.  The content is designed to be applied to any work environment.

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Communication Skills for RTW

Audience

Employees of all levels.

Industry

Any industries including manufacturing, government, education, healthcare, engineering & sciences, technology, not-for-profit, financial (banking and insurance)

Description

Managing employee absence, coordinating return to work, and accommodating employees requires excellent communication skills and the ability to carefully balance employee privacy with an employer’s need to know.  This workshop provides the tools you need to build and maintain good relationships with all the stakeholders

What will you Learn?

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Mental Health Return to Work Training for Supervisors and OHS/HR

Type

Half or Full Day

Audience

Human Resources, OHS, workplace supervisors

Industry

Any industries including manufacturing, government, education, healthcare, engineering & sciences, technology, not-for-profit, financial (banking and insurance)

Description

Research has identified workplace supervisors as a key participant for successful return to work programs.  This course will equip supervisors to work with HR/OHS and take them from uncertainty to confidence when managing mental health related absence and RTW.  Through structured scenario based-experiences and interactive activities, this session will provide practical tools and step by step instruction to develop and monitor these RTW plans.  You will learn how to avoid common pitfalls and solve common problems such as receiving ambivalent medical notes.

 

What will you Learn?

  • Differentiate between need to know and want to know relating to employee mental health information.
  • Evaluate your RTW processes against best practice- identify priorities.
  • Learn how to build trust with employees, union representatives, and management
  • State the necessary RTW process components.
  • Customize communication tools such as letters to the doctor and conversation scripts for employees.
  • Plan and run a RTW meeting
  • Understand and attend to Coworker roles

Who Should Attend this Course?

Human resource personnel, return to work coordinators, case managers, disability management professionals and supervisors who wish to build confidence in their RTW planning for mental health conditions

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Testimonials

I found the training to be helpful in increasing our understanding of the issues workers experience when they have a mental health issue which can assist disability management staff in the ultimate goal of assisting the workers to return to work.

— BRANCO KUMP, CASE MANAGER WORKSAFEBC

Diana Vissers Mental Health Return to Work training is excellent for anyone involved in coordinating employee’s return to work. She provides the training to outline the process, and the tools that can be used to assist with this important work. Diana takes time to discuss questions and concerns as they arise, and provides enough time during the training for group work and discussion with peers. She also ensures there is adequate time to practice using the training and tools in a safe environment. Diana is an engaging speaker who makes the day enjoyable and useful. I highly recommend this training.

— HEATHER GHERMAN, MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES CITY OF MISSION

Diana provided a greater insight into how to manage and engage with employees who are struggling with a mental health diagnosis. The workshop provided me with additional resources to better support our employees, and gave me a deeper understanding around evidence based strategies and expanded my tool kit going forward. I would recommend this workshop as it ultimately helps organizations in their return to work best practices and outcomes.

— KARIM KANJI | RETURN TO WORK COORDINATOR TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY

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