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*CANCELLED* Area 02 Working Mind May 2020

March 10, 2020 at 10:00am - March 10, 2020 at 2:30pm
Nanaimo Area Office
1650 Terminal Ave N 106 Nanaimo, BC V9S 2L4 Canada
Doris Stowe ·

The Working Mind (TWM) is an evidence-based program designed to promote mental health and reduce the stigma around mental illness in the workplace.


By reducing stigma and discrimination, TWM helps organizations create a culture that fosters greater awareness and support for mental health among employees, managers, and employers.


TWM offers practical knowledge to increase participants' overall comfort level with mental illness. On completing the course, employees will be able to:

· understand mental health and mental illness

· recognize its signs and indicators, in themselves and others

· reduce stigma and negative attitudes toward people with mental health problems

· support colleagues with mental health problems

· maintain their own mental health and improve their resilience.


The class is free and open to BCGEU local executives, stewards and OHS members. Maximum number of participants for this course is 25 and cancellations with less than 72 hours' notice prevent us from offering spots to those on the waiting list.


DATE: Saturday, May 2, 2020 (please note same day as Activist Banquet)

TIME: 10 a.m. – 2: 30 p.m.

LOCATION: BCGEU Nanaimo Area Office

106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo, BC V9S 0A3


Healthy snacks will be provided but you might want to bring a bagged lunch with you to class.


As space is limited, registrations are being accepted on a first come, first-served basis.

The deadline for registration is April 17, 2020. Please call the area office at 1‑800‑667‑1997 if you have any questions or concerns.


In solidarity


Area 02 Cross Component Committee

Will you come?