An Introduction

Addiction refers to the problematic use of a substance. The harms of substance use can range from mild (e.g., feeling hungover, being late for work) to severe (e.g., homelessness, disease). Treatment options for addiction include self-help, counselling, medications and withdrawal management.

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MENTAL HEALTH FOR LEADERS

MODULE 1

AN INTRODUCTION TO WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH AND SIGMA-REDUCING LANGUAGE FOR LEADERS

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” -John C. Maxwell
 

If you’re a manager or supervisor in the motion picture industry, we don’t have to tell you that you are critical to the success of a production - but you can be essential to the success of your team, too, pointing them in the direction of the help they need.

MODULE 3

LEADING SENSITIVE CONVERSATIONS

Since you are responsible for performance management, there may be times when you need to initiate a conversation with a crew member whose mental health is affecting their job duties. In this module, you will learn strategies for having an effective conversation with a crew member who is experiencing mental health problems.

MODULE 2

RECOGNIZING AND ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

In this module, we will go discuss the observable changes supervisors want to look out for in crew members who are experiencing either a mental health issue and/or a substance use issue, which will help them decide whether or not a conversation and support is necessary.

MODULE 4

CREATING A SUPPORTIVE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT

By the very nature of being a leader, you have a significant impact on the people around you. While this gives you a lot of responsibility, it also provides the opportunity to effect change. In this module, you will gain tips for how to positively influence your work environment.