Course Description

What if you could leverage the recovery experience of employees who have experienced a mental health problem? What if you could create a greater sense of connection and humanity in your workplace? Now imagine if this type of initiative could also stem the rising cost of mental illness in the workplace. 

Join us for a webinar on March 30 as we talk about what is involved in building and sustaining a peer support program. Get the tools you need to assess your organization's readiness and leave equipped with the tools to make the case for this initiative in your workplace.

Learning goals: 

  • Leave with a greater sense of where peer support fits in a larger mental health strategy
  • Build the business case for peer support in your workplace
  • Understand what is required to create a sustainable workplace peer support program
  • Learn from other workplace examples

Director of Community Engagement, Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division

Julia Kaisla

Julia is the Director of Community Engagement for the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division. While her more formal role with CMHA BC involves overseeing workplace initiatives, public relations and branch relations, she spends her days writing and working with people. She is passionate about making a difference and is committed to promotion of mental health in Canada. She is a trained Mental Health Works facilitator, a certified CMHA Psychological Health and Safety advisor and has a graduate degree in Conflict Analysis and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.This program is pre-approved by VRA Canada for a 1 hour training session

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Examining the Current Evidence Around the Early Use of Opioids After Work-Related Low Back Injuries and Work Outcomes

    • Pre-Survey

    • Building a Workplace Peer Support Program: Getting Started

    • Building a Workplace Peer Support Program: Getting Started

    • Evaluation Survey