psychologically healthy and safe workplaces
On April 27, 2012, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) launched Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers to help Canadian employers protect their employees’ mental health. The guide was co-authored by Merv Gilbert, PhD, and Dan Bilsker, PhD, from the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, with support from MHCC’s Workforce Advisory Committee.
The guide is meant to promote mental health concerns in Canada by helping employers understand the critical role workplaces play in the psychological health of all Canadians in recovery and prevention and the expanding impact on the safety, productivity and effectiveness of the workplace, which I’ve discussed previously on Slaw here and here.
Among other things, the guide outlines 24 practical actions as well as recommendations employers (of all sizes and in any sector or location) can take.
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