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Facilitated Workshop Series

Campus Mental Health Works provides capacity-building workshops on campus mental health. Fees apply.

Burnout Recovery

The experience of burnout has become alarmingly common in recent years, with it being classified as an “occupational phenomenon” by the World Health Organization (WHO). We now realize that burnout can permeate our lives in diverse ways and sneak up on people in every vocation and lifestyle.

By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand and contextualize burnout as a multidimensional concept.
  • Learn how core signs of burnout relate to key findings from the fields of motivation, goal setting and neuroscience.
  • Use a solution-focused three-step plan of action to assist in recovering from and preventing burnout in the future.

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Compassion Fatigue on Campus (Empathic Strain)

Campus professionals working directly with students tend to be the first point of contact for students experiencing emotional, mental and physical difficulties. Providing this level of constant care is demanding and can encroach upon the personal well-being of staff if adequate support measures are not in place.

This workshop is a great learning opportunity for campus staff that provides tangible tools to support mental health and contribute to everyone’s well-being on campus. By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the difference between secondary traumatic stress, burnout and compassion fatigue/empathic strain.
  • Increase internal coping skills through various modalities.
  • Learn the 3-Rs: a framework for supporting co-workers.

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Stress and Anxiety

A 2021 poll commissioned by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division found that 35 per cent of Ontarians are feeling very high or high anxiety (up from 30 per cent in the summer of 2020).  The ongoing pandemic is also causing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety on our campuses.

This workshop provides a high-level overview of how stress and anxiety might impact work. It takes a particular focus on anxiety in the workplace and guides participants through the 3-R method of addressing it. By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand and contextualize stress and anxiety as multidimensional concepts.
  • Increase internal coping skills through various modalities.
  • Learn the 3-Rs: a framework for supporting co-workers.

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Grief and Loss

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many of us to change the way we go about our daily lives. With those changes, some of us are experiencing a wave of losses: economic, social, physical and emotional. For some, these losses may build up and lead to feelings of grief. Why is it important to accept and allow these feelings? Acknowledging the grief that we are going through allows us to take the steps necessary to heal.

By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the complexities of grief and loss.
  • Increase internal coping skills through various modalities.
  • Learn the 3-Rs: a framework for supporting co-workers.

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Understanding Depression

A 2021 poll commissioned by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division found that 17 per cent of Ontarians report they’re always or very often depressed (up from 13 per cent in May 2020). Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, physical and social well-being.

This workshop provides a high-level overview of how mood impacts campus life. By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand and contextualize depression as a multidimensional concept.
  • Increase internal coping skills through various modalities.
  • Learn the 3-Rs: a framework for supporting co-workers.

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Loneliness on Campus (geared for graduating and graduate students)

Many of us have the perception that post-secondary education is supposed to be one of the most interactive times of life, full of self-discovery and long-lasting relationships. The reality is that for many, starting post-secondary education involves leaving behind valuable support systems including childhood friends, family, and even communities.

This workshop explores how loneliness is experienced on our campuses and how it may affect our mental health. By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Be exposed to an accessible and evidence-based introduction to loneliness and isolation.
  • Learn about the interplay between isolation and connectedness and how it may affect each of us differently.
  • Start to explore ways to make meaningful connections and relationships.

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Quick Facts
duration90 minutes
formatVirtual only
participantsSmall audience (up to 20 participants) or large audience (over 20 participants)
audienceDesigned for staff (can be adapted for students)
feesContact info@campusmentalhealth.ca for fee information
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