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1 in 3 employees are experiencing burnout or mental health challenges

You can make a difference. 

Ready to be part of the solution?

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Progressive leaders & business owners can make a difference

Support for mental health, wellness and burnout are workplace issues. 47% of working Canadians agree that their work is the most stressful part of their day and 16% of working Canadians say their workplace is a frequent or ongoing source of feelings of depression, anxiety or other mental illness.

You can work to ensure that your workplace is building a positive, mentally well environment for your team. 

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Why should we care about burnout?

Unaddressed burnout can result in many factors that impact a workplace including increased absenteeism, decreased productivity, poor workplace morale, breakdown of communication, increased risk of safety incidents and accidents and increased employee turnover. 

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Mental wellness affects your bottom line

Mental health problems are the leading cause of workplace disability in Canada, representing 15% of Canada's burden of diseases. Depression and anxiety disorders result in more workdays lost than any other medical condition.

This training helps you build your leadership skills in psychological safety, burnout prevention and gain a greater understanding of mental well being at work 

"65% of managers

say they could do their jobs more effectively

if they found ways to more easily

manage distressed employees."

Is this training for you?

This training program is intended for:

  • progressive leaders,

  • managers and

  • business owners


who are looking to make a difference and support their teams with mental well being, burnout prevention, and managing stress & overwhelm.


Previous training in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

in the past 2-3 years is strongly recommended and encouraged. 


Key Learning Objectives

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Build A Team That's Working to Prevent Burnout 

You will leave training with a clear understanding of the signs and causes of burnout in the workplace. PLUS, practical tools that you can implement right away with your team to help them reduce stress and prevent burnout.

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Leader Assessment & 1-1 Support

Unlike other training programs this learning opportunity includes a personalized leader assessment + 1-1 calls with Alison for individualized support as you work on implementing with your team and in your workplace.

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Build Psychological Safety With Your Team

You will use group case studies and scenarios to better understand psychological safety at work.  

Practice skills that will help you

- build trust with your team

- improve team and organizational culture.

- ensure all team members feel included, supported and safe. 

This leads to better mental health and well being outcomes at work and helps to reduce sick leave, stress leave and "presenteeism" with your team. 

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Work-Life Balance

Leading by example is an important piece of this program. A part of every training session will focus on skills to support your own mental well being and create better work-life balance. 

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Build Trust With Your Team

Through interactive and practical activities you will learn new skills to bring back to your workplace including.

  • How to build trust in 1-1 conversations.

  • How to build trust in team meetings.

  • How to improve your empathy and listening skills during communication.

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Practice Your Skills

By delivering training over a period of 4 months (1 session per month) we are creating space for you to practice and implement skills with your team and get support to make any necessary changes instead of trying to figure it out all on your own. 

Starts September 2023

Limited spaces available, book early to avoid disappointment

Meet Alison

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Alison Butler

Alison is no stranger to stress, overwhelm and burnout.

In 2016, after experiencing her own depression, anxiety and burnout she started supporting workplaces with their mental health & wellness initiatives. 

Spending time in many different workplaces has shown Alison how many employees are struggling with stress and burnout and she has used her many years of experience and background in human resources 

to create this unique, one of a kind program for leaders and managers. 

She holds a Masters in Employment Relations from Memorial University and has 17 years of experience as a trainer and speaker for workplaces, including regularly delivering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). 


Alison has experience working with a wide-variety of workplaces and sectors including  Government, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, community organizations, energy, construction, aerospace, healthcare and more. 

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 Program Outline

This program includes:


4 full day training sessions over 4 months (delivered virtually)


Fall 2023 Program Dates & Times

All sessions will run from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Eastern (EST)


Wednesday, September 27

Wednesday, October 25

Wednesday, November 22

Wednesday, December 13


4 individual one-to-one sessions with Alison (delivered virtually)

(one-to-one calls will be scheduled in October, November, December & January)


"Alison not only delivers a spectacular product but she is also a dynamic facilitator! The energy and enthusiasm she brings to these sessions will keep you engaged and help you to be more receptive of the information".

"Alison is a fabulous facilitator that keeps the training engaging, is very relatable, and gives space for participants to contribute in meaningful ways. Her passion for mental well-being and self-care shine through when she speaks, especially when she shares her own mental health experiences". 

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