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New Tool to Manage Stress Available for Canadians Free and Online

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CALGARY, Alberta, June 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - Calgary Region and ICOM Productions, an e-learning agency focused on workplace training, have launched a stress management in the workplace module, free of charge online for anyone to use.

This brief module, called Workplace Stress, designed for anyone and everyone in the workplace, aims to help employees better recognize their own stress and potentially in others and provide tangible strategies to effectively address stress in the workplace.

"We're very excited about the module, which really takes what we already know about stress, stressors and the effects on our daily lives and puts the information into an interactive and engaging tool for really anyone to use," says Morgan Craig-Broadwith, Manager, Workplace Mental Health with CMHA - Calgary.

It's very straightforward: the user goes to cmha.calgary.ab.ca, clicks on the module and completes it. The module takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

CMHA – Calgary is also asking users to complete pre- and post- poll questions to help the agency gain understanding of the effects of the module.

All of it is confidential, provided as part of the agency's mandate to provide education to the Calgary public, and in this case, anywhere in the world, about mental health.

About CMHA - Calgary's Workplace Mental Health Program

CMHA - Calgary's Workplace Mental Health program offers program design, implementation and evaluation to fit the needs of any organization, large or small. Programs are designed to effectively address mental health issues in the workplace, from ensuring your workplace is psychologically safe and healthy, adhering to the national standard, to addressing when an employee is dealing with a mental health issue.

About ICOM Productions

As a leader in providing online training solutions since 1996, ICOM Productions has delivered numerous projects for some of Canada's most successful companies. Recent clients include, Imperial Oil, Shell, Syncrude, Suncor, BHP Billiton as well as Telus, SAIT and the Canadian Tire Corporation. ICOM Productions' use of adult learning methodologies achieves educationally effective training products. ICOM uses technical best practices in the areas of scenario development, photorealistic imagery, 3D animation, video, green screen and learning assessment.

About CMHA - Calgary

CMHA - Calgary's mandate is to create awareness, provide promotion and education, and support and advocate for individuals and families living with mental illness and addictions. Through our programs and services we reach over 23,000 individuals directly every year.

CMHA - Calgary is a registered charity, and receives funding for some programs through Alberta Health Services, United Way of Calgary and Area, City of Calgary Family and Community Support Services, and its own fundraising program which includes investment from corporations, groups and individuals.

To learn more visit www.cmha.calgary.ab.ca

CONTACT: Angela Anderson Director, Communications CMHA - Calgary Region Tel: 403-297-1706 Email: angela.anderson@cmha.calgary.ab.ca Twitter: @CMHACalgary Facebook: /cmhacalgaryregion

Source:Canadian Mental Health Association