Services To Improve Workplace Mental Health

We offer engaging and informative training workshops, keynotes and consulting to post-secondary institutions, healthcare systems, non profit organizations, and businesses.

Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Mental health issues have a powerful and enduring impact in the workplace. The Mental health Commission of Canada surmises that mental health issues have an estimated $50 billion dollars cost to the Canadian economy. Mental health challenges and illnesses are the number one cause of disability in Canada, and the MHCC estimates that between 10 and 25 per cent of mental disability costs directly incurred by many employers could be avoided.

At Counselling Associates, we offer training workshops and seminars to support employers and employees to achieve optimal functioning in the workplace. We focus on both workplace and personal development to help workers acquire the skills, capabilities, and knowledge to become more productive in their personal and professional lives.

Out workshops and seminars address critical workplace issues facing organizations today including but not limited to:

  • Managing Work/Life Balance

  • Preventing Workplace Harassment

  • Conflict Management

  • Emotional Intelligence & Well-Being

  • We design and tailor workshops to: We also have signature workshops that meet the ever-present need for information and tools on managing _____.


Our Signature Workshops


Assertiveness At Work: Communicate With Confidence!

Understanding how to communicate with others is essential in producing positive and productive relationships. To foster good communication, you need to be aware of yourself and your effects on others. In this workshop, participants will explore the basis of assertiveness at work and learn skills to communicate with confidence


Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces


The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) reports that mental health issues are growing at a faster rate than any other kind of disability in today’s workplace. This workshop will educate your group about common mental health issues and provide the tools and resources needed for adaptive and effective coping.

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Bouncing Back from Burnout: Prevention, Coping & Resilience

There is a burnout problem in the workplace, and employers and employees are paying a tremendous financial and psychological cost. Skilled and committed employees are maxing out in every field.

In this workshop, your group will learn about burnout, and develop insight and tools to avoid it. We will explore skills, insights, tools and practices for preventing or recovering from burnout.

If you have felt or feel on the edge of burnout this workshop is for you.


When Helping Hurts: Vicarious Trauma & Resilience

This interactive workshop will educate your group about vicarious trauma and its impact. Using a combination of interactive lecture, anecdotal and case examples, this workshop promises to be both informative and engaging.

Your group will learn the warning signs of vicarious trauma as well as strategies to address and protect against it. You will be introduced to concept of vicarious resilience it can be achieved through a combination of skills, self-care and support



Becoming trauma-Informed

Trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and mental health services. This workshop explores strategies for building a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting. Your team will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual mental health and well-being Strategies for increasing emotional and physical safety, culturally sensitive empowerment, and creating greater resilience will be explored.

Becoming trauma informed creates a sustainable foundation in any work setting to promote strength, engagement, and recovery.


Managing Workplace Diversity: Toward A Model of Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion issues for the modern workplace can be challenging. However, when approached from a equity framework, these challenges can instead become valuable opportunities for workplace inclusion.

This workshop uses the unique experiences of real people to explore key concepts such as identity, power, privilege, and communication. By gaining a better appreciation for our shared experiences of difference, our shared expectations of respect, and our shared need to belong and feel appreciated, your group will learn new ways to communicate, problem solve and team build in a diverse and multicultural setting.



Traumatic Event Support Services


Have your employees or workplace experienced or or been affected by a traumatic event?


Including one ore more of the following:

  • Workplace violence, such as a robbery, assault, hostage taking

  • Workplace accident, death or suicide of an employee

  • Layoffs, downsizing, individual terminations

  • Witnessing a traumatic or catastrophic event

  • Mental health crisis, medical crisis

  • Other serious events that adversely impact employees


These kinds of sudden and unexpected incident in the workplace, can impact the emotional well-being of workers and employers who are directly experience or are exposed to the incident. Our trained traumatic incident response counsellors are here to help.



How We Can Help

We offer Traumatic Event Support services to organizations and employees who have experienced or witnessed a distressing workplace event.

In the aftermath of a traumatic event, it is common to experience a cascade of emotions such as shock, denial, anger, rage, sadness, confusion, terror, shame, humiliation, grief, sorrow and even suicidal or homicidal thoughts.

Other responses include restlessness, fatigue, frustration, fear, guilt, blame, grief, moodiness, sleep disturbance, eating disturbance, reactive depression, nightmares, flashback and impaired concentration.

These responses can be frightening and having the support of a trained therapist can help you to make sense of what you may be experiencing.

The goal is to reduce the distress that employees and employers may experience immediately following an event, and to mitigate the development of further, more serious difficulties.

A qualified Counselling Associates therapist will provide on-site group or one-on-one support to your team process their experiences and responses.

We create a safe, open and non-judgmental space for your team to to talk and share experiences, and to obtain information, resources and coping tools to help you cope more effectively in the aftermath of the incident



Call us at (416)-292-3157