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Sheridan’s Mental Health and Work Program

January 24, 2017

Mental health concerns everyone —both personally and in the workplace. However, many of us are unsure of how to support ourselves or others who are experiencing mental health challenges.

Mental health concerns everyone —both personally and in the workplace. However, many of us are unsure of how to support ourselves or others who are experiencing mental health issues. If you’re looking to improve your understanding of the mental health field, Sheridan’s Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies offers the Mental Health and Work program.
Designed in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Workforce Mental Health Collaborative, this program teaches you the skills to support yourself and/or others through the recovery process and in returning to work. This unique program will challenge your perceptions of mental health and give you the skills to communicate as a leader or team member in the field.
Taught by peer-trained instructors who have lived through the experience, the key message of this program is that recovery is possible. In these courses, you’ll explore the evolution of recovery in mental health and learn the five stages of recovery model through creating your own narrative around mental health and using those techniques to support others.
Everyone can benefit both professionally and personally from taking this program, because you’ll know how to work with those who are experiencing mental health issues and provide the right communication and supports to aid their recovery.

For more information on Sheridan’s Mental Health and Work program, visit https://caps.sheridancollege.ca/products/mental-health-and-work.aspx.

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