Workplace Mental Health Leadership™ Certificate Program for Individuals

A three-module certificate program for leaders that blends both self-directed e-learning and instructor-led components
  • Full-day
  • Public Session
  • Leader


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Contact the TELUS Health Learning team to ask about discounts for our registrants who work for our existing clients, or multiple registrations. 

Nearly all working Canadians experience mental health issues that affect their ability to remain productive and focused on the job. Controlling the associated costs and risks is an important focus for every organization, but what about the human impact of mental health in the workplace?

People leaders play a pivotal role; employees who describe their relationships with their leaders as positive and supportive experience:

  • Improved mental health (as well as health in general).
  • Lower rates of absenteeism.
  • Higher levels of engagement.
  • Greater productivity.

The practical framework and leadership skills introduced in the program align with evidence-based and industry best practices, including the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. This certificate program showcases organizational leadership and commitment to a mentally healthy workplace, through best practices and innovative solutions.


This certificate program is available privately for an organization as well as publicly for individuals to attend. To learn more about bringing the certificate program to your organization, click here.

The public offering of this program is delivered virtually, and consists of two half-day instructor-led workshops (delivered virtually), three e-learning modules, and three online exams.

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Modules and Courses

Over the course of three modules, participants will explore the ever-expanding business case for mental health in the workplace. This includes an improved understanding of relevant legal, ethical and business concerns. This certification program also supports the development of empathetic and solution-focused leadership skills, which can be transferred to a variety of professional settings and situations.


Module 1: Promoting a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Based on the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, Module 1 introduces the Workplace Mental Health Framework and explores foundational leadership practices and areas that support prevention and promote mental health at work. See some sample eLearning lessons by clicking HERE.

Components: eLearning (1 hour) + exam (20 min)

Module 2: Factors that Influence Mental Health & the Leaders’ Role in Early Intervention

Module 2 explores factors that impact mental health and the role of the leader in managing mental health in the workplace, with a focus on early intervention. Participants learn and practice two coaching models for supporting team members who may be struggling with mental health challenges.

Components: Classroom (3.5 hours ILT) + eLearning (1 hour review) + exam (20 min)

Module 3: The Leader’s Role in Recovery and Return to Work

Module 3 explores the role of the leader to support individual team members and the whole team during the remaining stages of the Workplace Mental Health Framework. Practices to support recovery at work, including accommodations, as well as during an absence or return to work process provide additional opportunities to employ the coaching models introduced in Module 2 and prepare leaders to take action in their own workplace.

Components: Classroom (3.5 hours ILT) + eLearning (1 hour review) + exam (20 min)