The Working Mind for Employees - HP239

Intended Audience: UBC employees (see Manager training for managers, supervisors and department heads).

Duration: Half-day training

The Working Mind is a Mental Health Commission of Canada, evidence-based, workplace training program aimed at increasing mental health literacy for employees.

This program is designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in a workplace setting. Participants will learn about mental health and illness, stigma and discrimination, warning signs, self-care, and how to create a supportive workplace.

This training is founded on best practices, research, and methodologies. It is also solution-focused, aimed at cultivating an environment where people feel comfortable seeking help, treatment, and support on their journey towards recovery. Participants will be part of the largest systematic effort in Canadian history focused on reducing stigma related to mental illness.

Program Goals:

  • To reduce stigma and negative attitudes towards those struggling with poor mental health;
  • To provide learners with a broad understanding of mental health and wellbeing;
  • To help participants maintain mental health and improve resilience; and
  • To promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Program Details:

  • Scenario-based practical applications;
  • Custom videos of people with lived experience of mental illness;
  • Participant reference guides; and
  • Related handouts.
  • For more information about the program, please visit:

    Questions: email

    This session will be facilitated by Miranda Massie, Health Promotion Specialist for staff and faculty in UBC's Human Resources Department. Miranda is a certified Working Mind trainer through the Mental Health Commission of Canada.