By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Identify when a person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • Recognize the signs of mental health challenges and provide help to prevent or avoid crises
  • Provide comfort to someone having challenges with their mental health and support them in recovery
  • Guide a person toward appropriate professional help
  • Improve one’s own mental health
  • Support the creation of a psychologically safe workplace

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction (3 min)

    • How is this course structured? (1 min)

    • Check in with yourself

    • Pre-course Reflection Activity

  2. 2
    • Intro: CNECTing on Mental Health (<1 min)

    • What is mental health? (3 min)

    • Mental health in the workplace (4 min)

    • Reflection

    • CNECTing with Matty Mattheson on Mental Health (4 min)

    • Next Steps for Understanding Mental Health (<1 min)

  3. 3
    • Intro to Tools For Understanding Mental Health (<1 min)

    • Active Listening (2 min)

    • Implementing Psychological Safety (4 min)

    • Recognize the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering (3 min)

    • Five Actions To Take To Prevent Someone From Feeling ALONE (3 min)

    • DOWNLOADS: Tools for Understanding Mental Health

  4. 4
    • Intro: CNECTing on Stress and Trauma-Related Disorders (<1 min)

    • Let’s talk about burnout (4 min)

    • Trauma-related disorders in the workplace (3 min)

    • CNECTing with Jennifer Crawford on Trauma-Related Disorders (5 min)

    • Next Steps for Coping with Stress and Trauma-Related Disorders (<1 min)

  5. 5
    • Intro to Tools For Coping with Stress and Trauma-Related Disorders (<1 min)

    • Avoiding Burnout (2 min)

    • Help Someone Experiencing Stress and Trauma From Feeling ALONE (2 min)

    • Preparing to Have a Hard Conversation (2 min)

    • How To Ask For What You Need With The D.E.A.R.M.A.N. Tool (3 min)

    • DOWNLOADS: Tools for Coping with Stress and Trauma-Related Disorders

  6. 6
    • Intro: CNECTing on Depression (<1 min)

    • What is depression? (5 min)

    • Depression in the workplace (3 min)

    • CNECTing with Amanda Chen on Depression (4 min)

    • Next Steps for Coping with Depression (<1 min)

  7. 7
    • Intro to Tools for Coping with Depression (<1 min)

    • It’s Okay to Ask for Help (Even if you don't know EXACTLY what's going on) (2 min)

    • Use the D.E.A.R.M.A.N. Tool to Ask For What You Need (2 min)

    • Help Someone Experiencing Depression From Feeling ALONE (3 min)

    • DOWNLOADS: Tools for Coping with Depression

  8. 8
    • Intro: CNECTing on Anxiety (<1 min)

    • Anxiety in the workplace (4 min)

    • When panic attacks (2 min)

    • Let’s talk about disordered eating (2 min)

    • CNECTing with Funmilade Adeniyi-Taiwo (5 min)

    • Next Steps for Managing Anxiety (<1 min)

  9. 9
    • Intro to Tools to Use When Experiencing Anxiety (<1 min)

    • Practicing Mindfulness (3 min)

    • Supporting Someone Through A Panic Attack (3 min)

    • Help Someone Experiencing a Panic Attack From Feeling ALONE (2 min)

    • How to Talk to Someone with an Eating Disorder (2 min)

    • DOWNLOADS: Tools for Managing Anxiety

  10. 10
    • Intro: CNECTing on Substance Use (<1 min)

    • Let’s talk about substance use (4 min)

    • Be aware of the slippery slope (3 min)

    • CNECTing with Daniel Sanchez on Substance Use (4 min)

    • Next Steps for Supporting Someone with Substance Use Challenges (1 min)

  11. 11
    • Intro to Tools for Supporting Someone with Substance Use Challenges (2 min)

    • Remember the ‘Five Actions To Take To Prevent Someone From Feeling ALONE (2 mins)’ in their struggle with substance use

    • Harm Reduction Practices for the Workplace (4 min)

    • The Stages of Change Model (2 min)

    • Responding to an Overdose (2 min)

    • DOWNLOADS: Tools for Supporting Someone with Substance Use Challenges

  12. 12
    • Thanks for CNECTing with us!

    • Post-course reflection activity

    • Conclusion

    • Survey

    • Share your success!

    • References