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The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) collaborates with hundreds of partners to change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and illnesses and to improve services and support. The MHCC offers Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and The Working Mind (TWM) training programs to help create mentally healthy workplaces. These programs can equip employees, managers and executives with the tools to promote mental well-being and provide a supportive work environment. To date, over 600,000 people in Canada have been trained.

MHFA teaches staff to recognize changes in behaviour that are common to people with mental health problems. It equips staff with the skills to effectively respond to a colleague experiencing a mental health problem and guide them to appropriate resources and support.

TWM is an evidence-based training program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce stigma in the workplace. The course includes a self-assessment tool, healthy coping strategies and contact-based education.