WORKSHOPS


Mugs for Mental Health

October is Healthy Workplace Month, so to promote well-being in the workplace, CMHA Kenora Branch is going to once again be offering Empathic Strain Training at a discounted rate. Sign up your organization by scanning a barcode before the end of October or by emailing Megan Goold at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Fundraising & Prevention Coordinator to get a full-day session of Empathic Strain Training for $140 per person (regular $160) and a free mug for each participant. All funds raised stay within the CMHA Kenora Branch to support mental health initiatives within the Kenora Rainy River District.

This is a highly interactive full-day workshop that can incorporate a combination of solo, small group, and whole-group activities, exploring solutions to moral distress, empathic strain, traumatic stress, and burnout.

Participants will learn: 

  • The difference between Empathic Strain, Secondary/Vicarious Trauma, Moral Distress and Burnout. 
  • What is the state of the current research on effective interventions for practitioners and teams? 
  • What are the key Factors that increase risk? 
  • Early intervention strategies: Establishing Warning Signs for individual practitioners. 
  • Workplace strategies: what works? Low impact debriefing and grounding techniques before, during and after exposure. 
  • Mapping out a personal action plan as individuals and teams

Skills for safer living

Join our group to reduce potential risk factyors for suicidal related behaviors. All genders aged 16 years and older are welcome.

Every Tuesday, for 20 weeks from November 7th from 2PM to 3:30 PM

Contact Chelsea Shafransky, Prevention and Awareness

Phone: 807-468-1838 ext. 8122

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The SfSL program implemented in Canada was adapted and developed by Yvonne Bergmans M.SW., R.S.W. PhD. The first edition of this guide was supported with funding from the Suicide Research Team, Dublin City University, Ireland led by Dr. Evelyn Gordon.

Contact Information:

Chelsea Shafransky, Prevention and Awareness

Phone: 807-468-1838 ext. 8122

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EMPATHIC STRAIN WORKSHOPS

Empathic strain, burnout and primary and secondary traumatic stress describe the emotional and physical cost of working in highly challenging work environments.

Join a CMHA Kenora facilitated workshop based on the trainings of TEND where you’ll explore solutions to moral distress, empathic strain, traumatic stress and burnout.

Learn

  • Differences between empathic strain,
    burnout and primary and secondary traumatic stress
  • Effective interventions
  • Key factors that increase risk
  • Early intervention strategies and workplace strategies
  • Map a personal action plan on

One hour, ½ day or one day workshops now available.

Contact: Regan Dearborn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call 468-1838 ext 224



Contact Information

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1 (807) 468-1838
227 Second Street South
Kenora, Ontario
P9N-1G1
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