A psychologically healthy and safe workplace has been defined in the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) as "a workplace that promotes workers' psychological well-being and actively works to prevent harm to worker psychological health, including in negligent, reckless or intentional ways".
The implementation of a Psychological Health and Safety Management System is not about diagnosing the mental health issues of employees. It is about assessing how policies, processes and interactions in the workplace might impact the psychological health and safety of employees.
These resources and information can help you improve psychological health and safety within your organization.
- The Frequently Asked Questions included in the Introduction provide an excellent overview to support the business case for adopting a Psychological Health and Safety Management System.
- Journey to a Psychologically Healthier and Safer Workplace provides first-hand experiences, interviews and case examples from various organizations that strive for a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.
Aligning with the Standard, a downloadable implementation guide and frequently asked questions.
Key messages to increase participation and commitment of all stakeholders.
Role of the Health and Safety Committee, baseline measurements, assessment, and developing a plan.
Making it happen - embedding psychological health and safety within the organization.
Measuring outcomes and adjusting the strategy.
Ensuring oversight of the psychological health and safety plan by senior leadership.