Workplace Mental Health: How Employers Can Create Mentally Healthy Workplaces and Support Employees in Their Recovery from Mental Illness
Mental Health in the Workplace follows on the introduction of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The Standard is the first of its kind in the world. This handbook offers employers a step-by-step approach to adopting the Standard. By summarizing both the Standard and an Action Guide, published earlier by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Mood Disorders Society of Canada has created for employers an accessible resource for making positive changes in their workplaces – changes that will benefit employees and protect their company’s bottom-line.
This important resource could not have been developed, printed and distributed without unconditional educational grants from Lundbeck Canada and Eli Lilly Canada. We thank them for their support. Thanks are also due to Dr. Barbara Everett for assisting in the researching and writing of this handbook and to members of our advisory panel along with all those who have contributed their time and effort to this project.
Mental Health in the Workplace will encourage discussion and dialogue in your place of employment. Mental illness affects all Canadians. The overarching message that Mood Disorders Society of Canada wants to convey in all its work is that recovery from mental illness is possible.
A Guide To Workplace Bullying
Bullying is a problem across ages and environments and is more common than you think. This guide explores what steps both employees and employers can take to overcome and stamp out a bullying culture in the workplace.
We spend most of our time at work. From a young age, you’re told to find something you enjoy to pursue as an occupation. While not every individual will love their job, everyone deserves to feel comfortable and at ease in the workplace. Your working environment should be a supportive one, where everyone can work towards their goals without undue pressure or attention.
There’s a perception that bullying is something that only happens at school – as if you’ll leave education and never encounter a bully again. Unfortunately, some people never grow up. Bullying is a problem across ages and environments – by no means is it restricted to school. In fact, bullying in the workplace is more commonplace than you’d think.
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PTSD and Anti-Stigma Awareness eLearning
PSHSA has recognized not only the prevalence but also the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the workplace. In providing this unique offering, this eLearning course serves as a foundation for those individuals and organizations who are looking to create awareness and a common understanding throughout their organizations.
In addition to understanding signs and symptoms and risk factors for PTSD this 45 – 60 minute elearning course also provides important information on:
- How having PTSD may impact how someone may react at work
- Understand common triggers for PTSD
- Highlights how stigma can impact someone who is experiencing PTSD
- Reinforces the importance of early treatment
- Steps that workers or supervisors can take to talk to someone who is showing signs of PTSD
- Techniques that can be used to manage stress, manage signs and symptoms and take care of yourself