Course Description



This course explores the concept of disclosure and how organizations can create environments that support employees in their decision whether to disclose a mental health condition in the workplace. There will be a particular emphasis on how major disruptions, like the current COVID-19 pandemic, effect the disclosure process along with best practices to mitigate these effects. 

In this course, you will become familiar with factors in the workplace that influence, either positively or negatively, the decision to disclose a mental health condition. You will be exposed to best practices to create a supportive work environment at the organization and interpersonal level, as well as throughout the employment lifecycle.


This program is designed for leaders or managers that want to take a proactive approach to mental health within their organization and seek to create a supportive work environment for workers that may be experiencing a mental health condition.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the decisional balance considered by employees with respect to disclosure 
  • Identify organizational level influences on the disclosure decision 
  • Apply knowledge of best practices to support disclosure in the workplace to your organization 
  • Understand how practices to support disclosure in the workplace should shift during periods of disruption such as COVID-19

Course structure

Information in this course is presented through a series of animations explaining key information, opportunities to test your knowledge and reflect on your learning and action steps to implement your learning in your organization.

This course is intended to take approximately three hours to complete. It is separated into modules and your progress is automatically saved, so feel free to complete at your own pace.


If you have been provided with a Record ID through your organization, please update your profile before enrolling in a course. In order for your certificate to be issued, your profile needs to be up-to-date prior to your enrollment. 

If you are having any issues, please contact

Work Wellness Institute

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Overview: Supporting Disclosure of Mental Health Conditions in Evolving Work Environments

    • Introduction

    • Pre-Survey

  • 2

    Module 1: Understanding the Impact of Mental Health Conditions at Work

    • Module 1: Introduction

    • Quick Check

    • Mental Health Conditions at Work

    • Did You Know?

    • Summary

  • 3

    Module 2: The Disclosure Decision

    • Module 2: Introduction

    • Quick Check

    • Types of Disclosure

    • Quick Check

    • Perceived Risks & Benefits of Disclosure

    • Quick Check

    • The Impact of Stigma

    • Quick Check

    • Understanding Disclosure

  • 4

    Module 3: Supporting Disclosure Across the Employment Lifecycle

    • Section 3: Introduction

    • Quick check

    • Supporting Disclosure During Recruitment

    • Quick Check

    • Supporting Disclosure

    • Quick check

    • Organizational Influences

    • Quick Check

    • Busting Stigma – Everyone’s Job

    • Quick Check

    • Summary

  • 5

    Module 4: Supporting Disclosure During COVID-19 Disruption

    • Module 4: Introduction

    • Quick Check

    • Barriers to Disclosure in Disrupted Work Environments

  • 6

    Module 5: Managing Disclosure Effectively

    • Module 5: Introduction

    • Quick Check

    • Responding to Interpersonal Needs

    • Quick Check

    • Summary

  • 7

    Section 6: Taking Action

    • Course Summary

    • Evaluation Survey

    • Additional Resources

    • Acknowledgements

    • Course References