When 89 days to go October 15, 2024 at 8:30am 8 hrs
Where Online

Mental Health Matters Online (OLMHM1)

COURSE DATE: October 15, 2024

*This course is being offered in Eastern Time*


Please RSVP by September 24, 2024

(Space is limited as this is an interactive course with live Discussion Leaders)

Please NOTE your local must first approve and obtain your leave of absence from your workplace for the full day,  before you can register for this course.

Please NOTE we reimburse local’s ONLY not individual members as per the “2024 Local Reimbursement Guidelines found here.” This course is eligible for 50/50 reimbursement.



This is an important program for union representatives and local union officers who want to learn how to support and represent members who are living with mental illness, including addiction.

The program will provide a foundation to better understand mental illness and will engage participants in how to effectively refer members to appropriate services. Participants will learn about the duty to accommodate as it applies to workers with mental illness, including dependency issues, and the rights and duties that apply to the employer, the union, and the individual worker.

We will look where improvements can be made to collective agreement language to support members when they are at their most vulnerable and discuss ways in which to shift from a culture of fear and avoidance to a culture of empathy and true solidarity in our workplaces.
We will tackle issues that are complex and often uncomfortable, but this program aims to navigate participants through this tough topic and supply the tools required for their role in the union.

Program Duration: 1 Day

October 15, 2024

Important Note: Our program runs on Zoom and starts at 8:30 a.m. ET and runs until 4:30 p.m. each day to accommodate participants from coast to coast. You will receive an email with more details prior to the course.

Course requirements: a computer equipped with a web camera (webcam) as well as a microphone and speakers (or headphones), and a stable internet connection.  It will not be possible to join the course by phone. You must be able to join independently in order to participate in the course and with the material.

Will you come?