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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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Coming to consensus on the need to take action
One of the most significant accomplishments of the Centre was its role in helping to bring together stakeholders and visionaries at a Consensus Conference in 2009. The meeting was held in Vancouver, to formally discuss the idea for a standard on psychological health and safety in the workplace.
Workplace attitudes are changing for the better
The findings of two research studies, commissioned by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace and released earlier this year, provide clear evidence that the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace is making a significant difference in organizations at various stages of its adoption.
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Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace

This website is an initiative of the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace
Advancing Workplace Mental Health
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. To celebrate, we are looking at advancements we’ve seen in workplace mental health over the past decade and highlighting some of those that have helped make a difference along the way.
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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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Latest News
  •  On April 3, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) announced the winners of the 2017 Champions of Mental Health Awards.  Congratulations to all 7 Champions, and to the Centre’s supporter Brian Hansell, who was named in the Community (Individual) category.

    Following the tragic loss of his son to suicide, Brian was moved to make a difference in their community and created the Paul Hansell Foundation in his memory.

     

    The Champions Gala, on May 3 in Ottawa, recognizes exceptional Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to the field of mental health and to the awareness of mental illness in Canada over the past year.

  • Thank you to the Canadian Mental Health Association for creating a video celebrating the Centre’s 10th anniversary and our collaboration together!

  • The Canadian Human Rights Commission released Impaired at work: a guide to accommodating substance dependence.  The purpose of the guide is to help Canadian employers understand, first and foremost, that substance dependence is a form of disability protected by the Canadian Human Rights Act. This means that when an employee is dependent on drugs or alcohol, an employer has an obligation to accommodate and support their recovery.