Mental Health includes our emotional and psychological well-being. It is just as important as our physical health. Many people find it hard to talk about mental health due to societal or cultural stigma. Mental health includes our ability to recognize, cope and manage emotions; this is known as emotional regulation. Coping skills can be learned to recognize and manage uncomfortable feelings and emotions. Mental health concerns may require further support from a professional and can be accessible by some work place benefits. We can take care of some of our mental health through self-care, mindfulness, coping skills, and support systems with others. Many people receive supports from their doctor or therapist. Mental health concerns may also be addressed within the work setting by recognizing your rights to accommodations, taking sick days, or a leave of absence.

An Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, co-occurring mental health diagnoses, and stress-related life events can affect your mental health.

This course has 4 modules:

  • Importance of utilizing benefits
  • Coping skills
  • Inclusive social opportunities
  • Accessing community supports
Module 1 Importance of utilizing benefits
Topic 1 What does it mean to you?
Topic 2 Masking and camouflaging
Topic 3 What Mental Health Supports are available at your place of work or school?
Topic 4 When to take a sick day
Topic 5 Emotions at work
Topic 6 Sensations, urges and thoughts: When someone is Anxious
Topic 7 Sensations, urges and thoughts: When someone is depressed
Topic 8 Body scan
Module 2 Coping skills
Topic 1 Coping in the moment
Topic 2 Proactive coping strategies
Topic 3 Make time for self-care in your routines
Module 3 Inclusive social opportunities
Topic 1 Social opportunities at work
Topic 2 Work scenarios with reflective questions
Module 4 Accessing community supports
Topic 1 Alberta Mental Health Resources