Eva Mihalik
Workshop & Training Development Coordinator
Family Services

The Family Services Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP) is a social enterprise that provides workplace wellness and employee and family assistance to over 80 outside organizations across BC and the Yukon.

We also provide Critical Incident Support Services in response to workplace deaths, accidents, and other traumatic events, and deliver a wide range of workshops and webinars addressing the specific mental health and wellness concerns of our clients and their employees. 

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Skills for managers to build a supportive work environment that promotes mental well-being.

Managers are on the front lines of today’s mental health crisis, and are the cornerstone of any workplace mental health strategy. Empower your managers by providing them with the knowledge and skills to recognize and address the signs of low mental well-being in the workplace and support employee mental health and work productivity.

To purchase the program for your organizations’ managers: Current FSEAP Customers and for Group purchase email learningcentre.fseap.ca

For individual course purchase, Click here to be taken to the course sales page where you can quickly and easily register and pay for the course.

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What is The Supportive Workplace Course?

Unlike other mental health training programs that teach general mental health information, The Supportive Workplace course has been designed specifically for front-line managers and supervisors dealing with employees every day and the struggles and challenges they face.

After completing this course, managers will be able to lead an effective conversation on mental health-related issues, identify suitable ways of support if one of their employees is experiencing a mental health problem, practice self-care to meet their own needs, and apply long-term interventions to create a supportive and psychologically safe workplace environment.

How will The Supportive Workplace benefit HR Managers?

As every workplace continues to grapple with the effects of the pandemic, COVID restrictions, stress & burnout, and remote, hybrid or at-work work scenarios, the strain on employees will continue to compound and affect their mental health.

Your managers are the first line of support for your employees, and if you can help people when they’re struggling and feeling their worst, then they’ll stay and be fully engaged and productive when they’re back at their best. 

​Research has shown that providing managers with mental health training has a return of 5:1 compared to other workplace wellness initiatives that have a return on investment of up to 3:1 (Deloitte, 2020, Mental Health and Employers)

How will The Supportive Workplace benefit Managers/Supervisors?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Lead calm, confident, and effective conversations with employees so they feel supported
  • Feel confident in your role and how to establish boundaries so you don’t carry the burden of other people’s problems
  • Identify resources and mental health services and learn how to make a referral
  • Practice your own self-care to maintain your personal wellbeing so you can lead by example
  • Learn how to implement longer-term interventions so that you can create a supportive and psychologically safe workplace environment

Here’s what’s inside

What you get when you invest in The Supportive Workplace course:

  • Full access to the course for 12 months.

  • 7 learning modules that deliver all the knowledge and skills needed to be a more confident and skilled leader capable of supporting employees’ mental health and well-being. (7-9 hours to complete at the learner’s own pace).

  • Interactive activities, videos, scripts, demonstrations, and quizzes to enhance learning and give managers the skills to implement best practices in your workplace.

  • A downloadable course workbook containing key concepts from the course and application exercises to enhance learning.


FSEAP is the western Canadian branch of Canada’s only national, not-for-profit, community-based EAP provider.

Our services are designed and delivered with the belief that people and their needs should always come first. This influences everything we do, from our program design, the qualifications of our staff and providers, how we count and report utilization, and to how we pay our providers.




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