Test your knowledge about some of the approaches to workplace mental health issues found within this website.
Many people spend the majority of their waking hours at work. Work can be closely tied to self-esteem, social networking, and quality of life. There is no doubt that the workplace can have a significant impact on the employee's well-being and that a large part of that impact may be dependent on the work culture. This section looks at the steps leaders, organizations, union representatives and other stakeholders can take to bring employee mental health, safety and success to the forefront of the workplace.
*Please note that the following policies and prevention responses are provided as information about some of the factors that may impact mental health. As such they may not have been developed with respect to statutory compliance and should not be relied upon for this purpose.
20 Questions For Leaders
If you are a senior decision-maker within an organization, your interests may extend beyond implementing a program or strategy for mental health to the broader picture of risks and benefits. These 20 questions are meant to help stimulate thought and conversation around these issues.
Presentations, facilitator guides and workshop outlines related to workplace mental health or psychological health and safety. Free to anyone.
You As A Leader
Approaches to the management of relationships, performance and change.
The Emotional Cost of Managing
There is an emotional fallout that can result from managing staff. Managers need support to deal with work-related stress.
Looks at how individuals and the organizations benefit from a performance management process that focuses on solutions rather than problems.
Successful Communication Strategies
When mental health is a factor, communication can be critical.
Managing Mental Health Matters
An interactive learning tool that uses video-based scenarios to help teach communication and management strategies related to mental health concerns in the workplace. Topics include accommodation, performance management and return to work.
Managing Organizational Change
Assistance for managers in communicating organizational changes to employees who may be experiencing mental health issues.
The Union's Role in Workplace Mental Health
Steps union representatives and employers in unionized environments can take to help manage situations where mental health is a factor.
Prevention & Crisis Response
Information to help organizations develop strategies to address situations, including addiction, grief, suicide or violence.
Towards a Psychologically Safer Workplace: An employer's guide
A Psychologically Safe Workplace is one in which every reasonable effort is made to protect the mental health of employees and to prevent mental injury.
Elements and Priorities for Working Toward a Psychologically Safer Workplace
A report on what employers need to know and/or access to provide a psychologically safe workplace in today's economic environment.