Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Facilitators: Mental Health Commission of Canada
Category 3 – 4 CE Credits
For ODA Member Dentists: Click here to register through the ODA Education Hub.
For Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Staff: Before you register, you must first create an account. Click here, then click Dental Staff Sign Up. Enter the enrollment key: dentalstaff.
In-person Training for Non-Management Employees
The Canadian Dental Association partnered with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to implement The Working Mind: Workplace Mental Health & Wellness for Oral Health Care Professionals and is making it available through the ODA. The course has been adapted to make the course content relevant for dentists and all members of the dental office. It was particularly developed to initiate a shift in the way we think, act, and feel about mental health in the workplace. This evidence-based training is designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in a workplace setting.
Stigma is a major barrier preventing people from seeking help for mental health problems or mental illness. The fear of stigma often delays diagnosis and treatment. If identified and treated early, mental health concerns can be temporary and reversible. Employees who understand normal reactions to stress and how to manage these reactions are more resilient. They have the ability to recover from stress, traumatic events, and adverse situations. It is possible to train people to recognize changes in their own mental health and become more resilient.
On completing the course, participants will be able to:
- understand mental health and mental illness
- recognize its signs and indicators, in themselves and others
- reduce stigma and negative attitudes toward people with mental health problems
- support colleagues with mental health problems
- maintain their own mental health and improve their resilience.