Mental Illness: Providing Understanding and Support

One in five adults will experience some form of mental health issue, at some point in their life, and often will do so in silence. 

Individuals experiencing a mental illness often feel distant from colleagues, friends and loved ones and find it difficult to be as successful and productive in the workplace as they want to be.

This interactive eLearning program contains four modules that move you towards insight and understanding around the issues of mental health and mental illness so that you can provide much needed support and understanding.

Mental Illness: Providing Understanding and Support

"This was the best use of an hour of my time"

In under 60 minutes, you will:

  • Understand the signs and symptoms of major mental illnesses so that there is a general recognition of the early warning signs of a mental health challenge
  • Develop an understanding and strategies for supporting those experiencing a mental illness in order to effectively encourage members to seek appropriate help if needed
  • Combat the effects of the stigma associated with having a mental illness in order to build understanding and acceptance in your workplace 
  • Leverage effective relationship skills using the ALEC model for supportive conversations 
  • Improve comfort in addressing mental health issues in the workplace using aa Supportive Conversations Action Plan
  • Determine actions that can be taken to support psychological health and safety in the workplace

Mental Illness: Providing Understanding and Support

Mental Illness:
 Providing Understanding and Support
is an eLearning course helping you
to increase your knowledge and skills around mental illness in order to reduce stigma and move towards positive outcomes.


  • David Share Associates

    “A clear description about mental illness. It was useful for personal experience as well as for clients.”

  • York Regional Police

    “Offered skills, useful suggestions and awareness. Kept things interesting and well-paced.”

  • Durham College

    “Excellent. Able to impart a lot of information in a relaxed fashion. Challenged my opinions and I enjoyed the life examples.”

Is Your Workplace A Psychologically Healthy And Safe Place To Work?

Successful organizations know that healthy employees are a competitive edge, however, there are systemic and organizational factors that affect the mental health of workers.  

Does your organization:

  • have an overall health policy stating your organization's intent to protect and promote the mental health of all employees?
  • have a formal assessment process to determine employee needs and preferences in regards to enhancing their mental health and ensuring a psychologically healthy workplace?
  • educate employees and leaders in healthy workplace principles and methods?
  • through its leaders demonstrate through their actions, a commitment to providing a psychologically healthy workplace?

If not, Mental Illness: Providing Understanding and Support can help to get you and your team on the right track!