Supporting Workplace Mental Wellbeing


November 10 – 12, 2022

The workplace stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic created an environment that challenged many healthcare workers’ mental well-being. Many continue to be affected, while others have been able to develop healthy strategies to support their mental well-being.

The DBSA Healthcare Workers Peer Supporter Course: Supporting Workplace Mental Wellbeing is designed for healthcare workers who experienced the

  • Recognition that their mental well-being needed support,
  • Developed wellness tools to support their mental well-being, and
  • Want to support others in their own mental well-being journey.

This 19.5 CME and CEU course is being offered to McLean staff and by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Upon completion of this 3-day virtual course, attendees will be able to:

  • Share their own personal lived experience to provide hope, inspiration, and support to struggling colleagues.
  • Describe the role and impact of healthcare workers as peer supporters or specialists, including the cultural influence of medicine and barriers to providers receiving mental health care.
  • Identify the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of providers.
  • Identify cultural competency and steps to achieve it.
  • Acquire skills in effective listening, asking thoughtful questions, and facilitating effective peer-led support groups.
  • Apply motivational strategies to address the five stages of change in recovery.
  • Demonstrate ability to help others in setting SMART goals, face their fears, address challenges, and problem solve.
  • Adapt these skills for use back in the workplace, approach their colleagues and supervisors, and deal with institutional conflict and barriers.


The virtual course is being offered November 10, 11, and 12(Thursday/Friday/Saturday) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET daily. The course size is limited to 20 participants. The deadline is October 31. Participants must have access to the internet in a comfortable and quiet space with stable wifi to attend. Instruction is provided over ZOOM.

Register for the course


For further information, contact Douglas Hulst, DBSA Peer Support Specialist Workforce Development Program Manager, at