SUMMARY: Senior leaders are often concerned with sustainability, cost-effectiveness, risk management and productivity. Psychological health and safety in the workplace impacts all of these.

Whether dealing with employees who have mental illnesses or addressing psychological health and safety in the workplace, these questions can help you review possible exposures to risk or potential for improvement.

To be sustainable, approaches to address psychological health and safety in the workplace need to consider impacts to human capital and the bottom line. Provided are facts and figures as well as a process to assess costs and risks.

The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace indicates that senior leaders have a role to play in promoting psychological health and preventing risks to psychological safety. This system provides a framework for workplace psychological health and safety that aligns with the Standard.