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

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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
  • SuperFriend is an Australian mental health promotion foundation that helps not for profit superannuation funds promote and support improved mental health and well-being for their members, within the workplace. 

    SuperFriend recently commissioned the Work, Health and Well-being Team at Deakin University (Australia) and the Centre for Mental Health at University of Melbourne (Australia), to develop guidelines containing actionable strategies that organizations, teams and individuals can use to promote positive mental health in and through the workplace.
     
    Read SuperFriend’s Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Workplace guidebook here.

  • A 2014 national survey by Morneau Shepell tells a compelling story about the current state of mental health in Canadian workplaces. Read the Workplace Mental Health Priorities research group report here.

  • The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) has released a new Career Services Guide: Supporting People Affected by Mental Health Issues. This resource, supported by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, was designed for career counselors. But it can be helpful to anyone with a mental health issue, to help prepare for an interview or new job.

    Download your free copy (PDF) here.

  • Read a May 2015 Vancouver Sun op-ed by Lucette Wesley, Director, Disability Services, Pacific Blue Cross and Bottom Line Conference Steering Committee Member. Lucette tells her story, of how she spoke up about her own experience of depression and anxiety. 

  • The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) will host a summer workshop to train Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisors, using a program based on the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety and supported by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace.

     Training will take place August 24-25 in New Westminster, B.C. Click here for details. Space is limited to 20 participants, and the deadline to register is August 10!

  • Did you miss the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Workplace Webinar that Mary Ann Baynton, Program Director, Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace co-presented with Dr. Ian Arnold and Laura Lozanski on May 27?

    The 1-hour webinar was called Accommodations that Support Success at Work, and examined Supporting Employee Success, a tool that helps managers assist an employee’s transition back to work and back to productivity. Go here to download or watch the archived discussion. Download the Supporting Employee Success booklet.

  • 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