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Education & Training

When mental health issues are not addressed there can be personal and financial costs to individuals and organizations. Fortunately, with prevention, early treatment and support, many of these considerable costs can be significantly reduced or eliminated.

Our Education and Training series provides the workshops and presentations for individuals, organizations and workplaces interested in learning more about mental health.

Our three-hour sessions are highly interactive and designed to help improve wellness, manage stress and support others living with mental health concerns.

Workshops currently offered include:

Please note: All sessions are currently virtual due to COVID-19.

To register or request information on our education and training sessions, please contact Elizabeth Baker, Education and Training Lead at [email protected]


Every Mind Matters: Mental Health in the Workplace 

About:  When we feel good, physically and mentally, we’re more likely to thrive at work. When we’re suffering, our work suffers. C ompanies with high levels of mental health awareness report less absenteeism, higher employee retention and a stronger workforce. CMHA NS Division’s every mind matters: Mental health in the workplace workshop provides EMPLOYEES and EMPLOYERS with the tools and resources to successfully establish and maintain a healthy workplace.

Who Should Attend? This workshop is designed to appeal to anyone interested in gaining more information, insights, and ease with mental health in the workplace. 

Type: This is a virtual workshop offered over Zoom one 3-hour session.  

Audience: Employees of all levels 

Industry:  Any industries including; manufacturing, government, education, healthcare, engineering & sciences, technology, not-for-profit and financial. 

Learn to: 

Duration: 3 hours

Cost:  $600 + HST  (Maximum of 25 participants)  


What people are saying about Every Mind Matters: Mental health in the Workplace:

“It was great to identify the unhealthy practices — and more importantly, discuss the good workplace habits that could benefit and create change. “

“I found the segment on Presenteeism really interesting. We know that if we go to work with a cold, our work might suffer that day, and we cut ourselves slack. But when we’re feeling down, we don’t. This gave me a lot to reflect on.”

“I really enjoyed the break out groups. It was eye-opening to learn people aren’t alone as they think they are. “

“It [this workshop] is so practical, for my own mental health, for staff, and everyone around us, it’s just good training that we can use everyday.”


Find your Balance: Stress Management 

About: Everyone feels stressed from time to time, but what is stress? How does it affect your overall health? And what can you do to manage your stress? CMHA NS Division’s Stress Management Workshop provides participants with the resources and tools to better cope with stress and learn how to support their wellness. Topics covered in this highly interactive session include: the societal impact of stress, how stress impacts us physically, emotionally, and mentally, and the benefits of positive self-care and a balanced lifestyle. Finally, the workshop will provide tools, techniques and resources to manage stress and support wellness. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own self-care plan to help manage their stress.

Who Should Attend? This workshop is designed to appeal to anyone interested in understanding and managing stress as part of a long-term self-care plan.

Type: This is a virtual workshop offered over Zoom one 3-hour session. 

Audience: Everyone is welcome.

Learn to:  

Duration: 3 hours

Cost:$ 600 + HST (Max 25 participants)


What people are saying about Find your Balance: Stress Management

“It was excellent to be reminded of different ways to cope with stress and to talk about the hard things. I also found learning about all the different ways that the body may react to stressful situations to be very useful.”

“It was reassuring to hear that other people have similar struggles and I like the tone that the course was offered in – it normalized my feelings and explained the reason(s) behind them.”

“The information and discussion around neuroplasticity and brain routing patterns was interesting and thought provoking. I found the presentation easy to follow and came away with a lot of tools to take away.”

“I liked everything in the presentation, but the one that stood out for me was the different types of things we can do to alleviate stress both physically and the way we think (mentally).”


Rebuilding our Resilience

About: By now you’re probably familiar with the term ‘resilient.’ It’s a word we’ve heard countless times over the course of the Pandemic. But what does it mean to be resilient?  Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. As much as resilience involves “bouncing back” from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth. While these adverse events are certainly painful and difficult, they don’t have to determine the outcome of your life. There are many aspects of your life you can control, modify, and grow with. That’s the role of resilience. Becoming more resilient not only helps you get through difficult circumstances, it also empowers you to grow and even improve your life along the way.

Who Should Attend? This workshop offers tips and techniques for anyone looking to engage with their long term mental health journey.

Type: This is a virtual workshop offered over Zoom one 3-hour session. 

Audience: Everyone is welcome.

Learn to: Build resilience through the Social Emotional Living Competencies:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship management 
  • Responsible decision making

Within these competencies, we discuss a variety of topics: problem-solving; communication skills; conflict management; understanding triggers; boundaries; goal setting; rebuilding healthy social connections. 

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: $600 + HST (Max 25 participants)


What people are saying about Rebuilding our Resilience:

“I loved this workshop because it allowed me the time to evaluate my mental health in this ever-changing world, and think about who is important in my circle, and the role that social media plays [in our mental health].”

“The discussion around deciding on values and boundaries was useful for me because it made me realize just how much of the things I value really reflect the way I was brought up and previous traumas in my life. It made me question what is “me” and, what is “me as a result of exterior forces”, and how I want to continue going forward.”

“I really took a lot from the introduction to developing a self-care plan.”

“The whole session was useful. I loved it! I especially liked the social connections map, and how it’s always good to look at my own support people and if they need to be re-evaluated based on what’s best for me. I also like the idea of setting SMART goals and using the WIN formula to resolve conflict when it arises.”


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