More Free Education Opportunities with webCampus

    With World Mental Health Day just behind us (Oct. 10), UFCW Canada proudly introduces the first in a series of mental health courses through UFCW’s own webCampus – free to members and their immediate family members. Check them out!

    Course descriptions:

    Mental Health Matters: Part 1 – The Mental Health Disconnect

    According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 350 million people all over the world with a mental illness. With that surprising statistic, it is highly possible that we will all interact at some point with someone experiencing mental illness. With that possibility in mind, the very people you would not expect to be experiencing mental illness, such as friends, family, coworkers, and even your boss, will be the ones fighting it. Is it Mental Illness? In this module, we will explore what is mental illness and what is mental health, what are the common types of mental illness and we will strive to understand the effects of mental health.

    Mental Health Matters: Part 2 – Focus on the Workplace

    In the workplace, attitudes toward mental health and mental illness make a big difference for all employees, especially for those experiencing mental health issues. There is a stigma surrounding mental health.  Most often, this leads to inaccurate and hurtful stereotypes of people as dangerous and incompetent.  The shame and isolation associated with these inaccurate assumptions prevents people from seeking the help necessary to live healthy and full lives.   In this module, we further our learning of mental health by exploring the various aspects of the ‘real threats’ of mental illness, and the effects it has on the lives of those affected.