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The Working Mind Virtual: Mental Health Training for Employees (June 2023) is a Course

The Working Mind Virtual: Mental Health Training for Employees (June 2023)


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Full course description

About this workshop: 


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. The program is available in two versions: one for managers and one for employees. 


Participants will: 

  • Learn about the basic concepts, risk factors and causes of mental illness and mental disorders 
  • Gain the confidence, tools and resources to manage and support employees who may be experiencing mental health problems or illness 
  • Learn about the Mental Health Continuum Model, how to observe changes in employees along the continuum, and how to take appropriate action 
  • Develop resilience and health-coping strategies 
  • Build their mental health literacy to help recognize, manage and support colleagues with mental health challenges in the workplace.

Audience: All faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver and Okanagan. 




Part 1: Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 9 am – 12 pm PST 

Part 2: Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 9 am – 11 am PST 




Participants must attend both sessions. Participants will not be admitted if they join after the first 15 minutes of the course has passed and will not be eligible for a course certificate if they miss more than 30 minutes of material. 


Location: Zoom (Once you register, you be directed to the course Canvas page where you can find the Zoom link). 


Your facilitators: 

  • Truelove Twumasi-Afriyie (she/her), Workplace Wellbeing Programs Specialist, UBCV Central Human Resources 
  • Erica Altomare (she/her), Workplace Wellbeing Learning Specialist, UBCV Central Human Resources 

Truelove Twumasi-Afriyie and Erica Altomare are certified The Working Mind trainers through The Mental Health Commission of Canada. 


If you have questions, please contact Lauren Lee at