Management were brought together to explore ways to respond to conflicts within the workplace, and handle difficult conversations with skill and confidence. Participants learned to recognize individual communication styles, while practicing strategies that address conflict, change dynamics, de-escalate situations, and support employees toward mental wellness and productivity.
During this public 2-day workshop, participants learned how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing skilled intervention, and developing safety plans to keep someone alive. This face-to-face workshop features powerful audiovisuals, discussions, and simulations. LivingWorks ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention training and an empowering program that promotes a whole community response to suicide prevention.
Officers and staff with the Coburg Police Service wanted to support their community by increasing their knowledge about mental health. By attending the Mental Health First Aid workshop, they increased their awareness and confidence helping someone experiencing a mental health crisis. They also helped decrease stigma within their workplace, and were able to identify professional and self-help resources within their local community.
Members of the community gathered to learn more about mental health vs. mental illness. The workshop offered insights into the facts and fiction surrounding mental health issues, along with simple strategies to improve their mental well-being.
Support workers always want to know more when supporting children, their families, and foster families. Attending this 2-day Mental Health First Aid workshop gave employees more background knowledge on the most common mental illnesses, and better tools for their practice.
During mental health week, this employer invested in their employee’s mental well-being by offering a day filled with health and wellness related activities, including a candid talk about the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
Helping newcomers adjust to a new life in Canada by offering education on stress management.
Tammy provided suicide prevention training for players, coaching staff, families, and billet families.
Helping new recruits to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.
For the past 11 years, Tammy has been focusing her efforts on helping to spread the word about mental health issues that affect so many Canadians from all walks of life.
Experience that Delivers Powerful Results
Tammy Whelen is no stranger to adversity. She faced a difficult battle with cancer at just 25 years old and has experienced firsthand the anguish of losing a loved one to addiction. Since that time Tammy has dedicated herself to helping others.
Whether planning fundraisers, sharing her story, or motivating others, Tammy channels her energy and passion into creating a brighter future for those who may be fighting their own tough battles.
For the past 11 years Tammy has focused her efforts on helping to spread the word about the mental health issues that affect so many Canadians from all walks of life.
As a Certified ASIST, safeTALK, Compassion Fatigue, Mental Health First Aid, Myers-Briggs and Mental Health Works facilitator, Tammy is determined to demystify mental illness and fight the stigma surrounding it. She understands that awareness is the key to finding solutions – not just for those struggling to live with mental illness, but for the families trying desperately to cope.
Tammy believes that bringing awareness to mental health is the first step for those struggling with a mental illness, as well as the families that struggle to cope.
With a certification in Adult Education and Facilitation and Teaching Effectiveness, Tammy also shares her personal experiences which demonstrate that we each face our own challenges – big or small. She believes it is through understanding and acceptance that we can build a network of support for those in need.