Society is beginning to notice the stigma associated with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, and there’s general agreement that things need to change.

Introducing the Anti-Stigma Starter Kit, a short masterclass that examines how stigma in the workplace negatively impacts us all.

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For a limited time only, this masterclass and guided workbook are available for free. Just sign up below to access the full course now!

A global study from May 2021 concluded that mental illness impacts 25-50% of the general population.

Think of 10 people in your workplace. Picture your best friends, your team, your leaders. Likely, a few of them are currently experiencing the pain associated with stigma related to their mental health or substance use challenges.

The words we use often create a barrier to seeking help and receiving meaningful support and care.

COVID-19 has illuminated and amplified the reality that many people suffer from mental health and substance use challenges.

Research now shows that stigmatizing language discourages people from seeking help for fear of being labeled. It can even affect the quality of, and access to, healthcare services and social support.

Within organizations, leaders and HR partners often have unconscious beliefs that prevent them from supporting people with empathy and non-judgment. This may lead to employees suffering in silence, missing out on opportunities, enduring penalties or even termination.

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Condensed from a half day retreat cultivating reflective conversation about mental health and substance use, this masterclass examines how stigma in the workplace setting negatively impacts us all.

This masterclass begins that process. Combining evidence-based information and current research findings, Catherine delivers a snapshot of where we are now and how personal reflections and subsequent conversations can start the necessary change process in your own places of work.

Given the complex challenges H.R. professionals face in moving through this pandemic, and the explicit increase in mental health and substance use challenges our co-workers are experiencing, this masterclass is currently being offered 100% discount.

We all reside on the continuum of mental health and substance use and it’s time to reduce stigma, learn language that supports and empowers those in need and drive attitudinal and behavioral change in our places of work and communities.

Module 1:
What is stigma and why do we need to reduce it?

Module 2:
What is stigmatizing language and how does it show up in the world of work?

Module 3:
Why employers and employees benefit from knowledge and reducing stigma.

*FREE Reflection Workbook included for download*

Replacing stigmatizing language with Person First Language is a fundamental step in activating the values most companies say they espouse: respect, empathy, gratitude, innovation, inclusion, communication, trust, agility, inclusion, collaboration, and employee health and wellbeing.

Both employers and employees benefit from fostering a psychologically healthy and inclusive work environment.

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I'm offering this class for FREE!

For a limited time only, this masterclass and guided workbook are available for free. Just sign up below to access the full course now!