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The Working Mind - Faculty and Staff


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About this training:

Established by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, The Working Mind is an evidence-based training program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce stigma in a workplace setting. It includes scenario-based practical applications, custom videos of people with lived experience of mental illness, participant reference guides, and related handouts. 


Who is this for?

All faculty and staff at UBC Okanagan.


Participants will learn how to:

  • understand mental health and mental illness
  • recognize its signs and indicators, in themselves and others
  • reduce stigma and negative attitudes toward people with mental health problems
  • support colleagues with mental health problems
  • maintain their own mental health and improve their resilience.


Date & Time:

June 13, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm - In person 


Participants will not be eligible for a course certificate if they miss more than 30 minutes of material.

There is a minimum attendance number required  for this training to run. If you can no longer attend, please unenroll to allow someone else to participate. Registrants will be notified if the training is cancelled.

Please note if you are a manager, supervisor, head or dean, there is The Working Mind for Managers training. 



FIPKE Building: FIP 124. This training is in person. 


Your facilitator:

Amanda Swoboda (she/her), Wellbeing Specialist, Workplace Health and Wellbeing, UBCO Human Resources

Amanda Swoboda is a certified trainer for The Working Mind trainers through The Mental Health Commission of Canada.


Additional Information
For more information about the program, please visit The Working Mind

There is no cost to this training

If you have questions or accommodation requests, please email


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