Responding with Respect: Mental Health in the UBC Workplace - HP048

Responding with Respect is a three-hour workplace mental health training program developed in partnership UBC Human Resources and the Canadian Mental Health Association. It is designed to help faculty and staff to recognize the symptoms of anxiety and depression in the workplace, respond in an empathetic and productive way and also refer their colleagues (or themselves) to appropriate resources.

The training is an interactive opportunity to help create a healthier UBC community, particularly in addressing and responding to the most common mental challenges: depression and anxiety.

It includes factual information, best practices in empathetic communication, internal and external resources for UBC community members, and case studies that are adapted for each workplace to make the training pertinent for all UBC faculty and staff.

  • Department specific training: $500
  • Minimum number of participants: 8
  • Maximum number of participants: 30 (larger numbers can be accommodated in multiple sessions).
  • Responding With Respect is also offered once a year (in November) to all staff and faculty free of charge.

    For more information or to book a session, please email

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