Mental Health in the Workplace

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CUPW Education

This course is about recognizing mental health issues in the workplace, assisting co-workers suffering from mental illness, and strategies for psychological health and safety.

Participants explore the stigma towards people living with mental illness. They review the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, and the indicators of psychological health and safety in the workplace.

The course also looks at different support and accommodation measures, and explores strategies to facilitate psychological health and safety at work.


This course is particularly suited to members who want to assist, support and advocate for co-workers suffering from mental illness.  It may be of interest to social stewards.

2.5 days

Please note that the region (or the local) selects the courses that are offered. Not all courses are offered in a given year. In some cases, a course may not be available because it is not up to date or because it is being translated.

Specialized courses, such as the training of facilitators and of worker advocates, are offered on an as needed basis during each mandate. Typically, participants from two or more regions attend these national-level courses.

Members interested in union education should contact their region.

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