Tough Enough To Talk About It
Suicide is the leading cause of injury death in Western Canada. In Alberta, at least one person dies by suicide every day, and 75% are men. Tough Enough to Talk About It helps prevent suicide by reducing the stigma of mental health issues, providing information about how to help, and providing resources for people with mental health concerns.
Tough Enough to Talk About It began in 1999 under the name Men at Risk. The original program was created because statistics identified that a high percentage of suicide deaths in northern Alberta occurred in industry, trades and agriculture. By 2016, industrial workplaces had evolved to include a significant number of female employees, and the program was re-branded Tough Enough to Talk About It in recognition of this changing dynamic. Tough Enough offers workplace presentations, Safer Workplaces seminars, and videos to address mental health in the workplace – starting conversations that may save lives.
Tough Enough Workplace Presentations
Tough Enough to Talk About It uses workplace presentations to provide employees with information on how to recognize mental health problems, how to ask about those issues, and how to arrange for help. The presenters also talk about how to recognize the signs of distress and depression and offers tips for self-care. The program is best suited to a minimum one-hour presentation.
An SPRC staff member and a male volunteer facilitator deliver the information to groups of any size, from safety meetings to service clubs. Tough Enough volunteer facilitators offer a unique perspective through their personal stories about getting help with overwhelming stress from industry lifestyle, depression and other mental health problems. There is no cost for this presentation if it is within a 2 hour drive of Grande Prairie, AB. Click here to book a Tough Enough presentation at your workplace.
Tough Enough to Talk About It videos provide an opportunity for employees in remote workplaces to get information on how to identify signs of distress or mental illness and how to respond to someone who is at risk. To purchase Tough Enough videos, click here.
Safer workplaces start with you.
Every year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem. Workplaces are impacted, as mental health claims are the fastest growing category of disability costs. Depression, anxiety and burnout are the three most common sources of mental distress leading to disability claims.
Tough enough To Talk About It offers one-day seminars intended for employees in leadership positions. This seminar provides employees with hands-on skills to identify and safely respond to employees experiencing mental health concerns.
The Tough Enough seminar incorporates key standards from CSA-Z1003 Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Participants will develop risk management skills, gain tools to promote psychological well-being, and improve the overall health and safety culture of their workplace.
Currently unavailable. We are in the process of redesigning the workshop.
Seminars are located at #200, 10014-99 Street, Grande Prairie, AB
Tough Enough seminars are also available at worksite locations upon request.