Season 4 of our Care to Chat speaker series launches on November 17th. We have had a great response to this topic, and we expect that our panel and moderator, broadcaster Jon McComb, will provide a lot of insights into the challenges of mental health in the workplace. Of particular interest in this talk are forthcoming national standards for workplaces concerning the psychological well-being of care workers.
As a primer for this discussion, we are sharing the following video care of CSA Group.
How will these new standards affect workplaces? Our panelist Dr. Merv Gilbert weighs in…
“The National Standard for Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace creates a framework for all Canadian organizations-small or large, public or private- to ensure the psychological health and safety of their employees,” says Dr. Gilbert. “This particularly relevant for areas, such as Continuing Care, that have seen increasing concerns about the mental well-being and security of staff.”
To download the Canadian National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, click here. To learn more about the Standard, visit the Mental Health Commission of Canada, or view more videos about the standard here. For practical solutions around implementing the standard in your workplace, access CSA’s “Assembling the Pieces: An Implementation Guide to the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.”
- Additional tools to support workplace psychological health and safety can be found through GuardingMinds@Work, including this employee quick assessment tool.
- To learn about the success and challenges of 19 health care organizations that voluntarily implemented the standard, read the Centre for Applied Research in mental Health & Addition’s (CARMA) 2016 report on Implementing the National Standard in the Canadian Health Care Sector.
- To learn more about how to implement a comprehensive psychological workplace health and safety program to view the UK’s Guide for Employers on making Management Standards work, or Australia’s Preventing Work-Related Stress: Guide for Employers in the Public Sector.
- To read more about the business case for preventing stress in the workplace, click here to read an article from the Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics.
To register for Care to Chat, click here.