Workshops & Workbooks

MyHealth Magazine offers a variety of workshops and workbooks for students, educators, managers and employees. All of the workshops can be delivered as stand-alone activities or in conjunction with the magazine, either by our staff or by locally trained individuals from your own organization. We would be pleased to conduct one or more of these workshops in your school or workplace, or provide your staff with the training needed to conduct the workshops on their own.

Integrating the workshops with the magazine is an ideal way to enhance and extend learning beyond the initial workshop. Each of the workshops is accompanied by a workbook, which is designed to help participants learn and master the skills taught during the workshop. All workshop participants can access the magazine to revisit, explore and expand on topics covered in a given workshop. 

For more information on the workshops or our train-the-trainer program, please contact us at info@myhealthmagazine.net.   Click here to view evaluations from some of our recent workshops.

 


Here are the quick links to:


Mental Health at WorkTM Click here.
Core Health Literacy & Well-Being Skills for EducatorsTM  Click here.
#1: Bullying Prevention: The 30-Day ChallengeTM Click here.
#2: Stick-to-the-facts:TM Dealing with setbacks and negative thinking.  Click here.
#3: Mental Health and Mental illness: Do I have it?TM Click here.
#4: Making-the-Grade:TM Click here.
#5: Calorie Catastrophizing:TM Click here.
#6: Limiting Screen Time:TM Click here.

 



New! Workshops for Managers and Employees:
We currently  offer day-long workshops that can be conducted for all staff or as separate workshops for managers and employees. 

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Mental Health at WorkTM

Mental Health at WorkTM is a full-day workshop designed for all employees – from frontline staff to head office executives. During the workshop, participants will have hands on experience learning 10 core skills that will improve harmony, productivity and wellbeing in the workplace. Skills taught include how to have effective conversations about mental health with managers and staff, as well as to how to better manage stress, work overload, negative thinking and conflict in the workplace. 

Target audience: Managers, employees. 

Learning objectives:

  • Part 1: Reviewing basic facts. Read more.
  • Part 2: Challenges and opportunities. Read more.
  • Part 3: Learning 10 core skills. Read more.
  • Part 4: Monitoring the health of your organization. Read more.
  • Part 5: Ongoing learning through weekly updates. Read more.
  • Duration: Full-day workshop

    Format:
    Large or small groups. Didactic and interactive, with skill demonstrations. Use of workbooks provided to employees. Full online version of the workshop available for individuals not present on the day of the workshop and for individuals wishing to review any or all elements of the workshop.  

    Follow-up:
     All participants in the workshop will receive regular updates about best practices in workplace mental health. They will also have an opportunity to ask questions and about any challenges they may be facing at work. Click here to read more about the updates that subscribers receive through the entire year.

    Booking:  
    We would be pleased to talk to you at your convenience about booking a workshop. Email us here.  Stay up to date. Like us on Facebook



    Workshops for Educators:
    We currently offer day-long workshops for teachers that can be conducted either for all staff or as separate workshops for educators, guidance counsellors or child and youth workers. 

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    Core Health Literacy & Well-Being Skills for EducatorsTM

    Core Health Literacy & Well-Being Skills for EducatorsTM is a full-day or half-day workshop designed for educators, guidance counsellors, child and youth workers, social workers, public health nurses and student success workers, as well as pre-service teachers. During the full day workshop, participants will have hands on experience learning 10 core skills that all educators should know in order to foster mental health and well-being in students.  

    Target audience:
    Educators, guidance counsellors, child and youth workers, social workers, public health nurses and student success workers, as well as pre-service teachers.

    Learning objectives:

  • Learn the 25 key facts about mental health and illness in childhood and adolescence that all educators should know. 
  • Understand the different ways in which mental health difficulties can affect academic performance and well-being
  • Learn how to recognize mental health difficulties and when to consider a consultation for a mental health difficulty
  • Learn how to teach relaxation breathing and mindfulness to students
  • Learn how to teach students to challenge negative thoughts and worries
  • Learn how to foster daily accomplishments in students
  • Learn how to help students deal with conflict by teaching them to identify and address unmet needs
  • Learn more than 100 tips on how to support the learning needs of students with mental health difficulties.
  • Learn about stigma and stigmatizing behaviours that are frequently overlooked
  • Duration: Full-day or half-day workshop

    Format:
    Large or small group presentations. Full online version of the workshop available for individuals not present on the day of the workshop and for individuals wishing to review any or all elements of the workshop.

    Follow-up:
      All participants in the workshop will receive regular updates about best practices in teaching students about mental health and helping students who experience mental health problems. Participants will also be able to ask questions about any mental health challenges they may be facing.

    Booking:  
    We would be pleased to talk to you at your convenience about booking a workshop. Email us here.

     



    Workshops for Students:

    We currently offer a number of workshops for students that can be conducted in large or small groups. Each of the workshops can be delivered  within the length of most classes (i.e., 55 minutes) and is accompanied by a number of follow-up activities for both teachers and students.  Follow-up activities were designed to be ultra-brief, usually lasting no more than 10 minutes 

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    #1:  Bullying Prevention:  The 30-Day ChallengeTM

    Each year thousands of students across the country will be teased, bullied and harassed. The 30 Day Challenge brings together some of the most effective strategies for dealing with bulling which can be taught and practised in every classroom.

    Target audience: Elementary and middle school (Grades 7 and 8)

    Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what it feels like when someone is bullied
  • Learn to define different types of bullying
  • Learn about the negative consequences of being bullied
  • Learn what other students and schools have done to stop bullying
  • Learn seven strategies to interrupt and stop bullying
  • Duration: One 55-minute calss presentation.

    Format: Ideally in small groups with classroom teachers, guidance counsellorsm, child and youth workers or student support staff in attendance.  Full online version of the workshop available for individuals not present on the day of the workshop and for individuals wishing to review any or all elements of the workshop.

    Follow-up:  The 30-Day ChallengeTM  workshop is accompanied by a workbook of  follow-up activities designed to be conducted once a week with students. These activities include learning about what students in other schools have done to stop bullying, reading and answering anonymous Q&As from students who were bullied, learning to use the Helplines Directory on MyHealth Magazine's free phone app, and more. These activities typically require just 20 minutes of classroom time each week. They include handouts for both the students who participate in the workshops and stfaff who facilitate those workshops. 

    Video preview:  
    Click here (coming soon) for a preview of what the workshop looks like.  An educator site licence for your school will provide every staff person with access to the full training video and accompanying PowerPoint presentations needed to conduct the workshop in your own classrooms.

    Uptake:
    The 30-Day ChallengeTM  workshop has been formally evaluated by hundreds of students and their teachers. Click here to view the summary scores. 

    Booking:   We would be pleased to talk to you at your convenience about booking a workshop. Email us here.

     Click here to read more about the 30-Day Challenge.

         



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    #2:  Stick-to-the-facts:TM Dealing with setbacks and negative thinking

    Learning how to deal with setbacks and negative thoughts is one of the most important life skills to learn.  Negative thoughts and worries are experienced by most students throughout their high school years and is one of the major risk factors for mental illness. The Stick-to-the-factsTM Workshop teaches students the basic skills needed to deal with setbacks and negative thinking.

    Target audience:
    Grades 7 to 12

    Learning Objectives:

  • Learn that everyone has setbacks, worries and negative thoughts by exploring some of the setbacks that famous people have faced in their careers
  • Learn how thoughts and feelings affect what we do (or don't do) and how changing the way you think about setbacks can improve your life 
  • Learn the basic facts about worries and negative events, and how they affect mental health, academic success and self-image.
  • Learn the key strategies to deal with negative thoughts and worries, including relaxation breathing and mindfulness, as well as how to challenge negative thoughts and worries by sticking to the facts. 
  • Duration: One 45-minute class presentation

    Format:
    Small group presentations.  Full online version of the workshop available for individuals not present on the day of the workshop and for individuals wishing to review any or all elements of the workshop.

    Follow-up:  The Stick-to-the-factsTM  workshop is accompanied by a workbook that helps participants learn and master the skills needed to deal with negative thoughts and worries. It also includes a 2-page educators guide to help participants remember the basic strategies learned during the workshop and when to use them. These include relaxation breathing and mindfulness, sticking-to-the-facts and tracking accomplishments. 

    Video preview:   Click here (coming soon) for a preview of what the workshop looks like.  An educator site licence for your school will provide every staff person with access to the full training video and accompanying PowerPoint presentations needed to conduct the workshop in your own classrooms.

    Uptake:
    The 30-Day ChallengeTM  workshop has been formally evaluated by hundreds of students and their teachers. Click here to veiw the summary scores.

    Booking:   We would be pleased to talk to you at your conventience about booking a workshop. Email us here.

         



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    #3:  Mental Health and Mental illness: Do I have it?TM

    Fifty-percent of all mental illness starts before age 14 and the vast majority of young people with mental illness go unnoticed or do not get help. The Mental Health and Illness: Do I have it?TM workshop teaches students basic facts about the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses like depression and social anxiety, as well as  the barriers that make it hard to ask for help.

  • Learn the definitions and difference between mental health and mental illness
  • Learn about the different types of mental health difficulties (e.g., depression, anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, self-harm)
  • Learn the difference between signs and symptoms
  • Learn about the impact of mental illness on academic performance and wellbeing
  • Learn about what it is like to have mental illness
  • Learn about the risk factors and treatments for mental illness
  • Learn about what you can do if you have a mental illness
  • Learn what you can do to improve your resilience 
  • Duration: One 45-minute class presentation

    Format:
    Small or large group presentations.  Full online version of the workshop available for individuals not present on the day of the workshop and for individuals wishing to review any or all elements of the workshop.  

    Follow-up:  The Mental Health and Illness: Do I have it TM  workshop is accompanied by a series of classroom activities desgined to help students consolidate the skills learned during the workshop.  These skills include (a) learning how to look for and ask for help, (b) learning to become more aware of stigmatizing attitudes and behaviours, (c) learning how to monitor your mental health and well-being, and (d) learning how to bolster your resilience by tracking and recording accomplishments. 

    Video preview:   Click here (coming soon) for a preview of what the workshop looks like.  An educator site licence for your school will provide every staff person with access to the full training video and accompanying PowerPoint presentations needed to conduct the workshop in your own classrooms.

    Uptake:
    The Mental Health and Illness: Do I have it?TM  workshop has been formally evaluated by hundreds of students and their teachers. Click here to veiw the summary scores.


    Booking:   We would be pleased to talk to you at your conventience about booking a workshop. Email us here.






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    #4: Making-the-Grade:TM

    Researchers have identified the core factors and skills that predict success at college and university. The Making the Grade Workshop TM helps students recognize what learning skills and strategies they are and are not using, and review effective strategies that can be taught and practised in every classroom.

    Target audience:
    Grades 7 to 12

    Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to identify the various sources and types of academic pressures and expectations
  • Learn how to identify the signs of academic stress and low motivation for learning
  • Learn about the risk factors for academic stress and underperformance
  • Learn strategies for managing the academic expectations others have of you, as well as your own
  • Learn strategies for increasing your motivation to learn
  • Learn how to manage high academic workloads
  • Learn how to prepare for exams and manage exam stress
  • Learn how to ask for help with academic pressures and low motivation for learning
  • Duration: One 45-minute class presentation

    Format:
    Small group presentations.  Full online version of the workshop available for individuals not present on the day of the workshop and for individuals wishing to review any or all elements of the workshop.

    Follow-up:  
    The Making-the-GradeTM  workshop is accompanied by a series of classroom activities for students desgined to help students consolidate the skills learned during the workshop.  This includes learning 10 core skills related to academic success as well as learning how  to deal with major threats to success, such as excessive use of social media, videogames, and texting. 

    Video preview:   Click here (coming soon) for a preview of what the workshop looks like.  An educator site licence for your school will provide every staff person with access to the full training video and accompanying PowerPoint presentations needed to conduct the workshop in your own classrooms.

    Uptake:
    Making-the-Grade:TM  workshop has been formally evaluated by hundreds of students and their teachers. Click here to veiw the summary scores.

    Booking:  
    We would be pleased to talk to you at your convenience about booking a workshop. Email us here.

          



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    #5:  Calorie Catastrophizing:TM Debunking myths and reducing
    negative thoughts about food


    Attitudes towards calories, body fat and what it means to be fit are well established by the end of high school and can last for a lifetime. The Calorie Catastrophizing TMWorkshop teaches students to dispel myths about calories and body fat, identify and stop fat talk, and to challenge and replace negative attitudes and beliefs about calories and exercise.

    Target audience:
    H
    igh school (Grades 9 to 12)

    Duration: 55-minute presentation

    Learning Objectives:
     

  • Learn about attitudes toward calories, body fat., and what it means to be fit
  • Learn about calorie catastrophizing and fat talk. 
  • Learn how to dispel myths about calories and body fat.
  • Learn to challenge and replace negative attitudes and beliefs about calories, exercise and what it means to be fit
  • Format: Small group presentations.  Full online version of the workshop available for individuals not present on the day of the workshop and for individuals wishing to review any or all elements of the workshop.

    Follow-up:  
    The Calorie CatastrophizingTM  workshop is accompanied by a series of classroom activtiies for students desgined to help students consolidate the skills learned during the workshop.  

    Video preview:   Click here (coming soon) for a preview of what the workshop looks like.  An educator site licence for your school will provide every staff person with access to the full training video and accompanying PowerPoint presentations needed to conduct the workshop in your own classrooms. 

    Uptake: The Calorie Catastrophizing:TM  workshop has been formally evaluated by hundreds of students and their teachers. Click here to veiw the summary scores.

    Booking:   We would be pleased to talk to you at your convenience about booking a workshop. Email us here.

       



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    #6: Limiting Screen Time:TM   Learning and mastering the strategies to limiting excessive  screen time in students.

    Research examining time spent on screens in students has revealed a number of alarming trends. By grade 11, more than 50% of students report sleeping with their phones out of fear of missing a text, 1 in 3 students report texting while driving, and more than 40 percent of young people report spending more than 24 hours a week on screens, well over twice the recommended maximum amounts. It is time to unplug. The Limiting Screen Time Workshop TM helps students, staff and parents learn and implement strategies to limit their amount of time on spent on screens. 

    Target audience:
    Students, parents & educators

    Learning Objectives:

  • Review main facts on uptake and usage
  • Learn about the theory of behavior change
  • Review main facts about what students do on their phones and screens
  • Review main facts abour current parental and school attitudes
  • Review main facts bout the impact of excessive screen time on health, mental health and academic succes. 
  • Review current guidelines on how much is too much
  • Is this an addiction?
  • Learn 15 strategies on how to unplug at home and in the classroom
  • Duration: One 45-minute class presentation

    Format:
    Small group presentations.  Full online version of the workshop is currently being developed and is available for individuals not present on the day of the workshop and for individuals wishing to review any or all elements of the workshop.

    Follow-up:  
    The Limiting Screen TimeTM  workshop is accompanied by a series of classroom activities for students desgined to help students consolidate the skills learned during the workshop.  This includes learning the 15 strategies related to help students limit their time on screens.   

    Video preview:   Click here (coming soon) for a preview of what the workshop looks like.  An educator site licence for your school will provide every staff person with access to the full training video and accompanying PowerPoint presentations needed to conduct the workshop in your own classrooms.

    Uptake:
    The Limiting Screen TimeTM  workshop is currently being evaluated by hundreds of students and their teachers. Click here to veiw the summary scores.

    Booking:  
    We would be pleased to talk to you at your convenience about booking a workshop. Email us here.