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Interested in Mental Health Training?

Mental Health Commission of Canada offers several evidence-based mental health training programs that are founded on best practices, research, and methodologies.

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.

The Working Mind

Through stigma reduction and mental health awareness, The Working Mind (TWM) program seeks to change Canadians’ behaviours and attitudes toward people living with mental illness, helping to ensure people are treated fairly and as full citizens with opportunities to contribute to society like anyone else. Program participants have shown an increase in resiliency skills and mental health wellbeing, and a decrease in stigmatizing attitudes.

SPARK Knowledge Translation

SPARK Knowledge Translation (SPARK KT) offers various programs, tools, and resources to individuals and organizations wanting to take an idea related to mental health and addictions and put it into action. Studies have revealed that it can take several years to turn research findings into best practices, and SPARK KT is designed to help reduce that timeframe.

 

HEADSTRONG

HEADSTRONG is a youth leadership initiative to champion mental wellness. Focusing on resilience, recovery, and positive social action, its summits and youth-led school clubs are designed to encourage continual change. HEADSTRONG’s mission is to equip and inspire young people to Be Brave, Reach Out, and Speak Up about mental health.

The Inquiring Mind Post-Secondary

TIM PS is an evidence-based program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational / student setting. TIM PS was adapted from existing evidence-based program The Working Mind from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

The Working Mind First Responders

An adaptation of The Working Mind, The Working Mind First Responders is a training program aimed to:

  • Improve short-term performance and long-term mental health outcomes;
  • Reduce barriers to care and encourage early access to care;
  • Provide the tools and resources required to manage and support first responders who may be experiencing a mental illness; and
  • Assist supervisors in maintaining their own mental health as well as promoting positive mental health in their employees.

Suicide Prevention

Healthcare providers play a pivotal role in preventing suicides in Canada. They are often best positioned to identify those who may be at risk for suicide and able to provide or link those at risk with the care they so desperately need.

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The Workplace Mental Health team at the Mental Health Commission is thrilled to announce the launch of the project “Guidelines for Building Mental Health into Operations During a Pandemic”.
Adjusting to the “new normal” has led to a widespread use of social media as an effective platform to conduct Knowledge Translation (KT).
In recent years the topic of men’s mental health has received greater attention. “Heads Up Guys”, “Buddy Up”, “Be in Your Mate’s Corner”; are just a few names of the campaigns coming from several organizations that have been raising awareness about men’s mental health
So, you have a great idea based on evidence and knowledge related to mental health and/or addictions and now you want to take the next step and put that idea into practice.
We discussed identifying and engaging stakeholder in an earlier post, but how do you move beyond that initial contact and why is it important to do so?
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