Mental Fitness Conversations Live Virtual Course (October)
Discover how to proactively support others in a fast-paced hybrid world with our 4-hour positive psychology course, Mental Fitness Conversations.
In today’s society, we’ve worked hard to normalize mental health struggles and setbacks — with many workplaces, schools and teams adopting the belief that leaders and peers should frequently check on others, encouraging them to ask, “How are you doing?“
Which is a great start. But what happens next?
What do you do when a coworker, teammate or peer responds with an answer that signals they might be struggling?
For most of us, we don’t know the answer. We may even freeze or flee from the situation entirely — leaving the other person more guarded and less likely to seek the help they need.
In this training course, you’re not only going to learn the best way to approach fellow coworkers, employees, peers and athletes…
But also what steps and actions you can take when you sense they may be struggling and in need of Mental Fitness support.
Mental Fitness Conversations is about more than theory. It’s a practical, habitual and life-long set of skills you’ll use to support others, especially as more of us interact through digital devices and work in hybrid environments.
- Identify, approach and support other individuals in distress. Never again worry about the best way to approach a colleague who appears to be struggling. Whether you’re having a face-to-face conversation or chatting over Zoom, you’ll know exactly what to say, how to say it, and what needs to happen next.
- Understand the application of Mental Fitness to overcome stigma. Because of the lack of awareness and education around mental health and how to maintain or strengthen it, most people won’t reach out for (or accept) help unless they self-identify with having an “illness” or having stopped coping. With the proper education and guidance, you’ll know how to combat this stigma wherever and whenever it appears and guide people to understand that we all have mental health, and that sometimes we have periods of injury or setback that can be overcome.
- Understand the Mental Health Continuum and recovery concepts. Mental health is just like physical health — everyone has it. And the more you actively work on strengthening and improving it, the stronger and more resilient you’re likely to be. You’ll know exactly how to support someone at different stages of the continuum (potentially ill → struggling → moderately well → mentally fit) and what steps need to be taken to support their Mental Fitness journey.
- Apply and share the C.A.R.E. model across various channels. In today’s society of online conversations — from emails to Slack messages to Zoom meetings and everything in between — it’s important for you to learn the best methods of communication for all channels. You’ll learn how to implement the C.A.R.E. model and lead effective Mental Fitness conversations, face-to-face or online.
- Understand and share resources to promote support-seeking. You’ll be equipped with real skills and resources to support colleagues with how to seek support, strengthen their Mental Fitness, and take small steps to improve their quality of life.
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This course is one of our three specialised courses in the Certified Mental Fitness Champions Program.
This course is proudly presented by our newest partnership initiative, Mental Fitness Hub. Visit the Mental Fitness Hub website to learn more about our project and how we help workplaces.