Test your knowledge about some of the approaches to workplace mental health issues found within this website.
The new voluntary National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace defines a psychologically healthy and safe workplace as "a workplace that promotes workers' psychological well-being and actively works to prevent harm to worker psychological health including in negligent, reckless or intentional ways." It stands to reason that a workplace that pays attention to the psychological health and safety of its employees, in addition to their physical health and safety, will be more successful
Guarding Minds @ Work™ (GM@W) provides organizations with proactive, comprehensive ways to assess the psychological health and safety of their specific workplaces, combined with information on appropriate solutions and a method of measuring the effectiveness of those solutions. The free resource includes:
For more information about what the psychosocial factors are and how other resources can assist you in understanding and addressing these factors go to Centre Resources by Guarding Minds @ Work™ Factors.
Once you have your results from GM@W, you may want help facilitating the conversation with staff. On the Agenda is a series of interactive sessions for leaders to engage their teams in discussions about improving workplace psychological health. Slide presentations are provided for human resource professionals, managers and other leaders to facilitate discussion on workplace psychological health, addressing issues flagged by the GM@W program.
Another free resource, the Psychological Health and Safety Management System (PHSMS) provides a step-by-step approach to workplace psychological health and safety that can be integrated within your organization's existing policies and processes. PHSMS has been designed to align with the National Standard.These three free resources have all been commissioned by the Centre to assist you in adopting the Standard and addressing psychological health and safety in your workplace.
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