Workplace Wellness

On May 9, 2018, WWIN hosted an all day workshop with Alan Mallory.  Cathy Cavanagh from United Way Northumberland, pictured above with Alan, along with a number of professionals and industry leaders, enjoyed listening to Alan's exciting climb to Mount Everest and related it to reaching our own new heights in human performance and leadership!

The Workplace Wellness in Northumberland (WWIN) Committee promotes and supports workplace health in Northumberland County. 

More about WWIN here

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Psychological Health:  A state of well-being in which every individual realizes their potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community (World Health Organization).

Stress is a fact of life.  But too much stress, especially at work, is bad for business and the health of your organization.

Find solutions together to reduce the risk of work stress.  It benefits both employers and employees!

Below is a video with information to help you learn more about work stress and psychological health and safety in the workplace.

Below:  Plan, Do, Check, Act Model - short video produced by the HKPR District Health Unit that highlights the key steps in making change in a workplace

Free resources to help your workplace move forward:

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace here (Government of Canada)

Working Through It here -  A great video-based tool about the changes that employees with mental illness face in their own words.

Guarding Minds @ Work here - A workplace guide to psychological health and safety.  Free assessment and planning tools to get your workplace on the path to psychological health and safety.

Managing Mental Health Matters here - The "first of its kind" program focuses on helping managers, supervisors and other leaders learn how to effectively recognize and manage mental health-related issues in the workplace.

On the Agenda here - A series of presentation slides and supporting materials which assist trainers, leaders, managers or others faciliate discussion related to a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.  The presentation series was developed around psychosocial factors identified through Guarding Minds @Work.

Check Up From the Neck Up here - This simple online, private mental health checkup can identify some symptoms of depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.

Mindful Employer of Canada here - This is a not-for-profit social enterprise launched by Mary Ann Baynton in appreciation for the employers, unions reps and managers across Canada who stive to support employees with mental health concerns.  It provides a way to show their commitment to supporting employee and workplace mental hwalth.  (Mindful Employer is not always "doing it tight". It signifies an awareness of the impact we have on the mental health of others in the workplace and an intention to support a mentally healthy workplace).

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CSA-Z1003:  A Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace here - Free, voluntary standards that provide guidance for employers on how to prevent mental health injury and promote psychological health in the workplace, including work stress.  Dowload a free copy here.  A brief registration is required.

Psychological Health and Safey: An Action Guide for Employers here - A free action guide that can be used with the CSA-Z1003 Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Video Below:  National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces.  The Mental Health Commission of Canada has put together this animated video to help viewers learn more about the national standard for psychologoical health and safety in Canadian workplaces.

 
Additional Contacts:
Many of the services listed below are free or low cost.  Call and ask to speak to a consultant.
 
Health and Safety Ontario here
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services here
Public Services Health and Safety Association here
Infrastructure Health and Safety Association here
Workplace Safety North here

Updated May 11, 2018