This workshop is designed to help build comfort in talking about mental health and mental illness, and learn how to respond in a supportive way to co-workers who may be experiencing a mental illness.
This workshop begins by building an understanding of the continuum of mental health, the various mental health issues, and the risk and protective factors that influence our current state of mental health. It uses personal stories to help build awareness of what it is like to experience mental illnesses like anxiety disorders or depression at work. This workshop often includes an interview with a guest speaker to share their experience of living and working with a mental illness. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, and will work through case studies that allow them to practice having difficult conversations. Participants will leave the session with new tools and a list of resources available to help support their mental health.