Organizations are often looking for cost-effective ways to provide training that is specific to their workplace realities. Our presentations include custom webinars and custom workshops.
Custom webinars can be accessed by all of your employees, wherever they are located and, more importantly, can address their questions in real time.
Custom workshops are built in collaboration with you to meet the specific needs of your workplace. Mary Ann Baynton has delivered workshops on all topics related to workplace mental health and psychological health and safety.
Whether your presentation is online or in person, for your employees, supervisors, or management team, we begin by discussing your concerns and your intended learning outcomes, and then create a plan for how we can help you achieve your goal to have a healthier workplace for everyone.
We have developed resources for many common topics that can be customized for your needs. Below are some of the potential areas of interest along with a sample of the many topics we have addressed in workshops and webinars.
Getting beyond conflict, performance or behaviour issues, especially where mental health may be a factor, is our specialty. Our approach is to balance the human rights and needs of those involved with the reality that a workplace needs to work.
Managing or supporting people can be hard on your mental health. We understand. Having worked with hundreds of workers who have experienced mental health issues, they have taught us how to help them to stay productive and focused. We can share these ‘aha moments’ with you.
Our balanced and no-nonsense approach to workplace issues helps avoid extreme responses that tend to make things worse – from the ineffectiveness of feeling sorry for those who may be experiencing mental health issues to using sarcasm or threats to motivate.
Sample Workshops & Webinars
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- Accommodations for Mental Disability
Help for your employees with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety to remain productive. Together, we help you find solutions that work for them and which they are able to commit to for the long-term.
- Anxiety At Work
Everyone has a time when things become overwhelming and coping strategies become strained. This workshop helps you identify the type of stress you may be experiencing and the approach that may work for you to manage it more effectively.
This session explores a new approach to awareness about the impact we may have on others, the assumptions we may make, and an approach to intervening effectively.
Through our coaching services, we work one-on-one with managers, supervisors, human resources personnel, occupational health professionals, and union representatives where we learn their particular style and personality, and develop strategies that work with, rather than against, what comes naturally to them.
- Interpersonal Workplace Issues
Addressing conflict through traditional mediation does not always result in resolution. In fact, it sometimes does not even result in a truce. The process that we use to resolve conflict among employees or teams results in an agreement about a new way of interacting going forward.
- Performance Management
This workshop will help you develop a systematic approach to getting to the root of performance issues. From a lack of skills, knowledge or resources, to the possibility of a mental or physical health problem, we will explore not only the causes, but also the solutions to many performance issues.
- Preventing Psychological Injury in the Workplace
Learn about how to identify potential stressors, build resilience among your team, and respond when someone appears to be struggling.
The activities that you will experience in this session are work appropriate and build skills for resiliency. They were created for any leader to be able to facilitate and you can take them back to your own workplace to use with your teams.
- Stay-at-Work Plans
Similar to our return to work planning process, this service is aimed at employees who are experiencing emotional distress, but this is for those who are still at work. In order to help resolve issues and to assist the employee in staying productive at work, we work on a plan that addresses whatever problems have arisen.
- Stress Management
We provide practical strategies to better manage stress as well as to reduce the impact that comes from being around others or environments that are stressful to help build resilience. This session also touches on when stress leads to, or exacerbates a mental health condition and ways to cope.
We recognize the personal emotional cost that can come with the position of Union Steward, especially when the work involves emotionally distressed members. We can help experienced and newer stewards to recognize the risks to their own mental health and consider strategies to protect themselves while they are protecting the rights of their union brothers and sisters.
- Workplace Mental Health Resources
Learn about practical resources to help you create and support mentally healthy workplaces.