SUMMARY: Resources, including a guide, videos, and slides to help you facilitate an effective team discussion about addressing and improving involvement and influence in your workplace. The intended outcome is to create a practical and cost-effective action plan that works for your team.

Work/Life Balance is present in a work environment where there is recognition of the need for balance between the demands of work, family, and personal life.

Engaging your entire team in reviewing the factors that impact psychological health and safety in your workplace is the approach recommended by the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. By doing this, you not only build awareness of the responsibility of each employee to contribute to a positive workplace culture, you also get their involvement in developing and being part of the solution.

Facilitator's Guide

Work Life Balance

Download this Facilitator's Guide to help you lead a team discussion about addressing Work Life Balance.

Presentation Slides

Work Life Balance

Download the Guarding Minds @ Work Presentation Slides to guide a group discussion to better understand how Work Life Balance impacts your team and collaborate on an action plan to promote and protect this in your workplace.

Facilitator Video

Video (Work Life Balance)

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This video offers an explanation of how Work Life Balance affects a workplace and strategies to improve it. This video is intended to help the facilitator learn language and hear examples prior to facilitating the team discussion.

Participant Video

Video (Work Life Balance)

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This whiteboard animation video on Work Life Balance is part of the Ottawa Public Health series Have That Talk and can be helpful to show to your team at the beginning of your On the Agenda session.

Each of the psychosocial factors identified in Guarding Minds @ Work and the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace have similar resources that can be found here.