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Improve psychological health and safety in your workplace. Support employee success when mental health is a factor.

ALL TOOLS AND RESOURCES ARE FREE.

USE THEM TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Organizational Framework
Organizational Framework
Consider organizational approaches, strategies, policies, procedures, and interactions that impact the psychological health or safety of employees.
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Assess your Workplace
Assess your Workplace
Assess and address psychological health and safety in your workplace.
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Promote Mental Health at Work
Promote Mental Health at Work
Take time to participate in activities focused on improving mental health at work.
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Management Training
Management Training
Help leaders learn how to effectively recognize and manage mental health related issues in the workplace.
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Facilitate discussions related to a psychologically safe workplace.
Engage Staff in Solutions
Facilitate discussions related to a psychologically safe workplace.
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Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health Awareness
Watch videos designed to speak directly to people struggling with mental health issues.
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Centre Overview
This website is an initiative of the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace
Latest News and Events
  • The University of Fredericton (UFred) is pleased to announce the availability of a new Great-West Life Bursary for Psychological Health and Safety Studies. The bursary will cover the tuition of 50 eligible employees of Canadian not-for-profit organizations to take UFred’s introductory Basic Level psychological health and safety course, which has specific emphasis on the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

    This course is a pre-requisite for those wishing to pursue UFred’s Certificate in Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, or the new Certificate in Managing Psychological Health Issues at Work. To apply: www.UFred.ca/PHS

  • An online problem-solving process to help adults find and plan stress management strategies that work for them.

     Stress Strategies will:

    • Show you and help you understand a variety of research-backed stress management strategies
    • Present stories that show real life examples of how people used these strategies to manage their stress more effectively
    • Guide you through a short series of problem-solving questions that will help you figure out how to make these strategies work in your life

    When you’re finished you’ll be able to download or print your own personalized stress management plan.

     www.StressStrategies.ca

  • Did you know that just two minutes in nature can reduce blood pressure and stress levels? The 30x30 Nature Challenge is a national campaign to get Canadians outside for 30 minutes a day for 30 days in May. For more information and to register for the challenge, go to http://www.davidsuzuki.org/30x30>.

  • Healthcare professionals, employees and workplaces need a process to use when an employee may be in need of an accommodation. Supporting Employee Success (SES) was developed to provide a process that helps assess work-related triggers for emotional or cognitive issues, supports a thoughtful approach to finding accommodations and facilitates the employee's well being while meeting the requirement for a safe and productive workplace. 

     
    We are looking for feedback! Help us improve this tool by answering a short survey (deadline to provide feedback is May 29, 2015)
    For more information on this free tool, please visit Supporting Employee Success

  • The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) defines mental health as being more than the absence of mental illness -- it’s a state of well-being. Given that most people spend approximately 60 per cent of their waking hours at work, protecting psychological health and safety in the workplace is a critical component to supporting employee well-being, on par with physical health and safety.

     
    To coincide with CMHA’s Mental Health Week (May 4 – 10, 2015), the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace (the Centre) invites organizations to submit their nominations by June 1 in the psychological safety category in the Canada’s Safest Employers Awards , offered by Canadian Occupational Safety.