Mental Health: Awareness

About one in five Canadians experiences a mental health issue at some point during their working years. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, it is estimated that mental illness costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion each year in terms of health-care services, lost workdays and work disruptions. A healthy Canadian economy — and healthy workplaces — rely on healthy minds.

This course provides an introduction to the complex issue of mental health in the workplace and explains why it is so important. You will learn the difference between mental well-being and mental illness, the factors that put people at risk, and the roles of early intervention and promotion of mental well-being at work.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of mental illness in the workplace.
  • Explain the difference between mental illness and stress.
  • List common risk factors for mental illness.
  • Recognize signs of mental illness at work and the importance of early intervention.
  • Describe ways to promote mental well-being in the workplace.
  • Access other sources of information about mental health in the workplace.

Average time to complete this course is approximately 30 minutes.

Mental Health: Awareness was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and is delivered in partnership with WorkSafe Saskatchewan.

Target audience

This course is recommended for employers, managers, supervisors and front-line workers who are interested in learning about mental health at work



Delivery method

This is an e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the internet and you are ready to go! This e-learning course lets you learn at your own pace, in your own environment and at your convenience.

Review process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists and are reviewed by employers and representatives from labour and government. This ensures that their content and approach are unbiased and credible.

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