This workshop can be delivered online or in-person.

Everyone’s mental health experience is a strength – not a weakness – in their life story​.

You have a basic understanding of mental health from your professional or personal experiences. Now you want to learn how to take a strengths-based approach to cultivating a mentally healthy environment where you live, volunteer, work, or play.

Learning Outcomes

By end of this session, you will be able to:​

  • Describe the elements of – and challenge
    misconceptions about – mental health and
    mental illness.​
  • Discover tools to identify individuals in distress​.
  • Craft your own narrative of resilience in your wellness journey.
  • Take a strengths-based, anti-oppressive approach to examining the mental health-related attitudes and experiences of individuals who identify with marginalized sociodemographic groups​.
  • Use the notice-listen-connect method to support individuals struggling with their mental health.
  • Initiate a strengths-based dialogue about accessing and evaluating mental health resources appropriate for the individual.​

Meet Your Facilitators

Melanie-Anne Atkins

Rebecca Smith