Organizational Structure and Stigma Reduction

Workplaces can play an important role in promoting the mental health of employees. Yet they can also be a source of stress that contributes to mental health problems.

In this course, we explore organizational culture and structure and how these elements impact first responders dealing with challenges related to mental illness. You will be given the opportunity to evaluate an organization’s wellness program and create a business case for wellness programs in the workplace. You will also examine the stigma surrounding mental illness, including its impact and methods for its reduction.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - Kathy Rolfe $350.00 28 Register

Schedule clarification: Online courses begin on the first date listed and end six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the various tools, templates and information available via Guarding Minds @ Work to justify and implement an organizational structure to manage mental health within the workplace  
  • Conduct an organizational review of existing policies and practices, specifically as they relate to at least one of the 13 psychosocial risk factors described in Guarding Minds @ Work
  • Evaluate and synthesize your organizational review findings
  • Develop an argument (foundations of a business plan) for corrective action in relation to one risk factor that you have chosen to address

How will I learn?

  • Assignments
  • Participation in online discussions
  • Examinations

Hardware and software requirements 

We deliver this course using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas here.

New to online learning? See Online Programs and Courses for helpful videos and additional information.

Learning materials

You will access course materials online using Canvas