Employee Wellness, attendance, engagement, performance, and workplace relationships contribute to a productive and positive culture. We offer employers and employees information, tools, and support to understand how to create and maintain a psychologically safe workplace.
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Lunch and Learns (1 hour each)
Appropriate for employees of all levels. Can be taken in any order, stand alone, or bundle multiple presentations. All Lunch and Learns include interactive components and a relevant list of resources for each participant. Choose from a topic below or contact our team to customize a presentation (additional fees will apply). Pricing starts at $200 +GST per Lunch and Learn.
Mental Health at Work
An introduction to psychologically safe and healthy workplaces. Through open communication, teamwork, and fostering a mentally healthy workplace culture, employees will learn how to recognize and respond to colleagues and clients who may be experiencing poor mental health.
Less Stress at Work
Learn the causes, signs, and symptoms of stress in the workplace (some of them may surprise you!). Includes strategies for reframing and coping with stress, self-care, and supporting your colleagues.
Difficult situations can’t always be avoided, but we can develop the skills and tools we need to navigate through the ups and downs of life. Participants will learn the protective factors that help instill resilience so they can thrive in their work and personal life, even in the midst of trying times.
Managing and De-escalating Conflict
Unresolved anger and tension can cause major disturbances for individuals and workplace culture. Learn how to recognize the early stages of conflict plus practical solutions to avoid escalation into a crisis. Includes post-conflict strategies for self-care.
CMHA Kelowna Lunch and Learns are proudly supported by Interior Savings Credit Union. Are you an Interior Savings Member? Ask about our 25% discount on Lunch and Learn presentations.
Professional Development (1.5 hours per module)
Ideal for managers, supervisors, and up-and-coming leaders. Each module builds on the previous topic. Modules can be scheduled one at a time, two-to-three for a half-day training, or all five for a full day of training (7.5 hours total). Investment: $250 +GST per module.
Up to 15 participants can attend each training. Certificate provided upon completion of all 5 modules.
1. Introduction to the Mental Health Continuum
2. Psychological Health and Safety at Work
3. Clear and Assertive Communication
4. Modeling effective Leadership and Self-Care Skills
5. Planning and Implementing Workplace Mental Health Strategies
The courses below are appropriate for: Human Resources, Union Representatives, Wellness Advocates, Frontline Workers, and anyone else who needs the skills to assist someone in a crisis. Consider organizing a course in cooperation with other branches, trade organizations, unions, etc. CMHA Kelowna also offers community courses throughout the year. All courses below include materials and a certificate upon completion. Minimum of 10 participants required to host a course.
Safe & Sound – 4 hours
This workshop trains leaders to recognize the early signs and symptoms of mental health issues, skills to approach difficult conversations, and an introduction to legal responsibilities. Facilitation fee: $800 +GST
Responding with Respect (RwR) – 4 hours
Employees and managers are often the first to notice when a co-worker is experiencing low mood or depression. RwR teaches staff a framework to support a colleague going through a challenging time. Facilitation fee: $800 +GST
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) – 2 days
MHFA teaches participants how to help someone showing signs of a mental health issue or experiencing a mental health crisis. This course includes recognizing the early signs of specific mental health issues and a framework for responding. Group rate available (contact CMHA Kelowna for more information) or $200 +GST per person.
MHFA Canada is an evidence based program of The Mental Health Commission of Canada.
safeTALK – 3.5 hours
Suicide alertness training that prepares anyone to be more aware of the signs that someone may have thoughts of suicide, how to approach the topic in conversation, and how to connect that person to an interventionist in the community. Group rate: $400 + $10/person for materials +GST
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – 2 days
ASIST trains participants how to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide, including the creation of a safety plan. The ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community. Group rate available (contact CMHA Kelowna for more information) or $285 +GST per person.
safeTALK and ASIST are standardized courses created by LivingWorks, the world leader in suicide intervention training.
Sponsor an Event
Knowledge is Power (KIP)
CMHA Kelowna offers both Workplace Training and Community Education. Our KIP education events can be tailored to your clientele or an audience you want to reach. KIPs make great client appreciation events, or a way to demonstrate your business’ commitment to mental health in our community. KIP events regularly draw over 100 attendees, with the promotion of events reaching 2,000+ people.
Annual CMHA Kelowna events, such as the Mentally Healthy Workplace Awards, are an opportunity to get your brand in front of 250-500 attendees, in addition to the thousands of impressions gained throughout the promotion of the event.
Our Training Team
Amanda Swoboda, BSW
Amanda has over 20 years of experience working in the field of mental health. She combines both professional and lived experience to connect with diverse audiences.
Aaryn Secker, MEd
Aaryn has formal training in adult education principles and extensive experience as a facilitator. She has worked in the field of health
promotion for seven years.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Additional fees will apply for customization.
Cancellation policy:Our goal at CMHA is to ensure that your organization receives the best training possible. If you are unable to honour the dates agreed upon, our first preference is to re-book at a later time.
Cancellations received within 48 hours of training(s) will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the course fee, as well as all expenses incurred by CMHA representatives.