Take part in Well Week at McGill

During Well Week at McGill (Jan. 28 – Feb. 1) My Healthy Workplace offers activities to help combat the winter blues and energize you

Did you know that January 28  February 1, 2019 is Well Week here at McGill?  My Healthy Workplace is offering a number of exciting activities to help combat the winter blues and energize you!  Sign up for any or all of the activities listed below:

Mental Health Matters:   Monday, January 28, 2019 (12:00 – 1:30)
One in five Canadians will experience mental health concerns at some point during their working years. A healthy workplace starts with increasing awareness – and reducing the stigma around mental health matters. This session provides an introduction to the complex issue of mental health in the workplace. Come learn about mental well-being, mental illness and stress, risk factors, behaviours to look out for, and the importance of early intervention. Click here to register

Brain Gym :  Tuesday, January 29 (12:00-1:30)
Come for a 30-minute session to give your brain a boost! Brain gym involves simple physical exercises that integrate mind and body so that you learn through motion. The key is that these exercises are designed to cross the right and left hemispheres of the brain, creating new neural pathways and increasing brain fitness. Potential benefits include helping us to be more positive, clear thinking, creative and energized, and combatting decline in neural functioning. Click here to register

Mental Health First Aid:  Friday February 1 and Monday, February 4, (9:00-5:00)
Mental health issues will affect one in five Canadians at some point in their life; chances are there are people around you who need help. This two day Mental Health “First Aid” course teaches participants skills needed to help someone who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. This course does not train you to be a therapist, counsellor or mental health professional, but instead teaches you how to apply the needed “first aid” until professional help is received or until the crisis is resolved. The course covers the following topics:

  • What is meant by mental health and mental illness problems
  • Signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and crisis situations
  • A basic model to provide mental health aid
  • Information about effective interventions and treatments
  • How to access professional help

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid Canada Certificate, for this reason attendance is mandatory for the full two days.  Click here to register