How and Why to Develop a Mental Health Policy in Your Organization

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Several years ago I was working with a midsize organization in British Columbia to help them to improve mental health absences. They noticed that despite the mental health policy they believed to have in...

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One More Reason to be a Proud Canadian: Our Psychological Health and Safety Standard

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If there aren’t already enough of them, here’s one more reason to be a proud Canadian… Canada is a world leader in prioritizing the psychological safety of workers.  We were pretty sure that the...

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Why you should adopt the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

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If you haven’t adopted the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (The Standard), this new research may nudge you towards doing so. The Ipsos Poll Results A recent...

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How Employees Can Contribute to Workplace Mental Health

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There has been a lot of attention on workplace mental health in the last few years; and that’s a great thing!  Any attention paid to this important topic provides opportunity for change. Workplace Mental...

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The Components of a Mentally Healthy Workplace; An Integrated Approach

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You have decided to develop a strategy in your workplace specific to mental health.  Congratulations! That is an important decision and one that is likely to benefit your organization and the individuals who are...

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Are Peer Support Programs Right For Your Workplace?

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When a union is a workplace stakeholder, opportunity for creative health protection programs can improve, especially when the union plays a key role in the employee’s work life. Earlier this month I was privileged...

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Mother’s Day and Mental Health

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This past Sunday, in North America, we celebrated our annual Mother’s Day; a day set aside for us to show gratitude and appreciation to our mothers for all they do for us.  And while...

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Girls (and Guys) Just Want to Have Fun (at Work)

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Is it just me, or can you really notice when you are in a workplace where people have fun!  I can always tell. Sometimes it’s something more subtle, I notice things like a funny...

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What We Can Learn From the Australians About Workplace Mental Health Protection

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A few years ago, before the Canadian Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the workplace was published, I was researching how employers could assess their own workplace to identify risks and vulnerabilities for...

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Psychological Health and Safety Means More Than “No Bullying”

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Psychological health and safety is a term that has garnered plenty of attention in the last few years, especially after the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace was...

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