Training & Workshops

We offer training, workshops, and group support in general and targeted specialty areas of mental health and safety that are most relevant to today’s workforce and work environments.

The aim is to help leaders and employees:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of mental wellness in the workplace.
  • Recognize factors and risks that contribute to mental strain and injury in the workplace and/or at home, and strategies to respond when issues arise.
  • Recognize common mental health problems/illnesses and warning signs of a struggling employee or co-worker.
  • Consider and apply effective strategies to support a struggling employee or co-worker.
  • Demonstrate behaviours that promote employee mental wellness and safety.

Depending on the topic and content to be covered, group training and workshops for employees can be one-hour (lunch-and-learn), half-day, full-day, or two-days long. Customized duration is also possible for some training. Topics in demand include the following. 

Group training offered by Insight Psychological are as follows:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Strategies for Reconnecting with Wellness and Self-Care
  • Recognizing and Supporting Co-workers/Employees with Mental Health Issues
  • Stress Management and Burnout Prevention
  • Critical Incident Stress Management Training
  • Gender Sensitive Support in the Workplace
    • Supporting Women's Mental Health
    • Supporting Men's Mental Health
    • Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQIA2S+ members
  • Dealing with Compulsive Behaviour Impacting Work
  • Dealing with Personal and Workplace Related Trauma
  • Dealing with Grief, Loss, and Transition Difficulties 
  • Understanding and Supporting Those with Severe, Complex, and/or Co-morbid (multi-issue) Mental Health Difficulties
  • Supporting Those with Developmental and Cognitive Disabilities
  • Understanding and Dealing with Employees whose work is Impacted by the Mental Health Difficulties of Their Family Members

For more information on each of the courses, please click HERE.

Group management training offered by Insight Psychological are as follows:

  • Behaviour Risk Management – Mitigating Risks of Workplace Harassment, Bullying, Toxicity, and Discrimination
  • Creating a Psychologically Safe and Accountable Workplace, What is and isn't Psychological Safety
  • Dealing with Employee Mental Health Issues and the Effects on Their Performance
  • Supporting Employees Who Have Experienced Trauma and Grief
  • Leaders – Boundaries, Control, and Self-care

How important is management training? 

A 2022 global study by The Workforce Institute involving 3400 respondents found that 69% of respondents say that their manager has a significant impact on their mental health, akin to that of their partner (69%), and more than the impact from their doctors (51%).

This study confirms what we already know – a leader plays a critical role in fostering employee mental wellness, safety, and productivity. As such, it is paramount that leaders receive proper training and coaching to navigate workplace mental health issues and to promote employee mental wellness. 

There is strong evidence to indicate that many mental health training options (e.g. short workshops, longer certificate programs, etc.) for leaders have yielded positive results. However, experts have noted that in order for leaders’ training to be truly effective, it must be mandatory, offered regularly, taken by leaders at all levels of the organization, and championed by senior leadership. 

Having received training alone is in most cases not sufficient to ensure the effective ongoing use of a leader’s newly gained skills or to maintain their own overall wellness and performance. Such is also dependent on other critical factors such as ongoing individual and group support for the leaders as well as an organizational culture and system that fosters wellness. 

Click HERE for details on how we can provide ongoing support to organizational leaders.