Practical approaches for protecting the psychological health and safety of employees includes effective policies and prevention strategies that eliminate or mitigate risks.

Developing and communicating clear policies, and providing training for staff may help prevent behaviours related to addiction or substance abuse from escalating into a workplace crisis. Learn More

A bereavement leave policy that is understood by all employees before a loss occurs can help to reduce the stress of uncertainty for both the manager and the bereaved employee. Learn More

Building emotional intelligence can provide multiple benefits especially among those whose roles include managing, supporting or leading employees. Learn More

Eliminating stigma while increasing mental health awareness can support people to seek help sooner, recover faster and maintain productivity. Learn More

Having effective and enforceable policies in place can be a first step to preventing violence in workplaces. Learn More

Organizations can help prepare leaders and employees to respond to potentially traumatic incidents to help reduce the resulting negative effect on psychological health and safety. Learn More

Unaddressed aggression or unresolved conflicts among co-workers have the potential to escalate into a crisis in the workplace. Learn More

Impairment Policy

Developing and communicating clear policies, and providing training for staff may help prevent behaviours related to addiction or substance abuse from escalating into a workplace crisis. Learn More

Organizational Culture

Questions are provided to help leaders identify potential risks as well as areas of strength and ideas for developing and maintaining a psychologically safe organizational culture. Learn More

Peer Support Programs

A Peer Support Program can be part of an overall approach to a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. Learn More

Preventing Chronic Mental Stress

Several regions in Canada now cover claims under worker’s compensation for chronic (rather than just traumatic) mental stress and it is likely more may follow. Understanding how chronic mental stress might be defined and how to recognize the hazards and reduce risk can protect both employer and employees. Learn More

Being able to recognize and respond to indications that someone is thinking of suicide may help avert a death by suicide. Learn More