SUMMARY: A 3-year national research study has been undertaken by the Mental Health Commission of Canada to determine how Canadian employers are using the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Results will help identify promising practices, formulate programs, and develop educational tools and processes to help more organizations adopt the Standard and to promote mentally healthy workplaces overall.

Join the conversation as we share questions and ideas from our participants and expert panel. Visit the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) website for more information about the Case Study Research Project.

Making psychological health and safety initiatives business as usual

April 2015

Many organizations are experiencing success by implementing psychological health and safety into their workplaces in ways that it becomes part of how business is done on a day-to-day basis. This includes having an increased awareness of, and using, low- to no-cost approaches for addressing emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, performance and change management as well as managing mental health issues in the workplace.

Getting buy-in from all stakeholders is key

April 2015

Getting buy-in from leadership truly is the starting point for implementation of psychological health and safety measures in any organization. Without senior leadership approval, the process can be halted by concerned leaders who may not have a clear picture of the risks and benefits.