Developed by Mike Condra, Ph. D., C.Psych.
Once thought of as being rare, mental health problems are now recognized as being much more common, affecting one in five adults each year. The topic of mental illness is shrouded in stigma and a sense of shame, making acknowledgement and help-seeking very difficult.
This interactive one-day workshop will focus on three key areas:
AWARENESS: Developing an understanding of mental health and its impacts on behavior
ANTI-STIGMA: Types of stigma, how this affects all of us, and how we can play a part in stigma-reduction.
HELPING SKILLS: Straightforward things we can all do to help people with mental health problems
Participants will learn:
- Key facts about mental health:
o Indicators of possible mental health problems
o The continuum of mental health
o Features of the most common mental health problems
- Stigma – what it is, how it affects us all, how we can reduce it
- How we all can help and support people with mental health problems