Mindful Employer Canada launches new workplace mental-health program

Mindful Employer Canada is launching an online mental-health training program.

The program focuses on the various support tools and strategies available for employers to use when dealing with mental-health issues in the workplace. It also offers education on commitment-based management, having difficult conversations and fair process leadership.

“Becoming a certified Mindful Leader is an important accreditation, especially in today’s ever-changing landscape of navigating the impacts the pandemic has on mental health,” said Sarah Jenner, executive director at Mindful Employer Canada, in a press release.

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When organizations invest in mental-health training on how to effectively address workplace challenges in a way that also protects and supports employee mental health, the result is positive changes in leadership success, team culture, employee retention and disability statistics, she added.

“We know the workplace can affect an employee’s mental health and the reality is employees aren’t settling for toxic workplaces and detrimental leaders anymore. Employees are looking for workplaces that prioritize employee well-being and mental health.”

The second course in the program will be available November 2020.

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