Workplace Mental Health

Amidst this global pandemic, we recognize the increasing mental health issues facing Canadians. Many people are experiencing increased fear, anxiety and depression. Now more than ever, workplaces need to support the mental health of their most valuable human resources.   Using early-intervention and strength-based approaches, workplaces can move from reaction to prevention to create a supportive and health workplace culture. We can help with our customized assessments, consultation and training!

 

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Psychological Safety & Health in the Workplace  

PSHW requires identifying current organizational weaknesses and strengths and implementing evidence-based supports that facilitate improved mental health and wellbeing within a supportive workplace culture. We can be your trail guide as you embark or continue on your PSHW journey!

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Mental Health Training

  •  Building Resilience and Healthy Habits for Success:  

1 -hour Live Webinar focused on supporting employee mental health (For employees and management)

 

  •  A Trail Guide For your PHSW Journey:  

1 -hour Live Webinar focused on psychological health and safety in the workplace (For management and HR and safety reps)

  • A Whole Person Approach to Mental Health Accommodations: 

1 -hour Live Webinar ( For management and HR and safety reps)

Mental Health 

Accommodation 

Our  team of occupational therapists are knowledgable and experienced at identifying disability-related workplace accommodations, including mental health, and sensory and cognitive functional adaptations..

 

Providing support and solutions, we utilize resources from the Canadian Mental Health Association,  Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and the Canadian Association of the Deaf, 

 

Our therapists help employers and their employees implement ergonomic and disability accommodation solutions together, facilitating successful return to work and stay at work programs.

Tips to Support Remote Workers

  • Show empathy and be available: Make yourself available to your staff to talk about fears, to answer questions, and to reassure them about work and other issues that might come up.

  • Stay connected with communication and meeting tools: Use virtual meeting options for regular check-ins and to allow teams to connect with one another "face-to-face."

  • Recognize the impact of isolation and loneliness: Working remotely can cause people to feel isolated, making it more important to routinely check in with your team, not only about their work product, but also to see how they are doing. 

  • Encourage online training: This is a great time to encourage employees to sharpen their skills with online training. It is also a good distraction to focus on learning rather than worrying about other issues. .

  • Check in with your EAP and Health Plan:  Connect with the organization's health plan(s) to learn what they are offering to support plan members and pass that information on to employees. Be sure to include all relevant website links and phone numbers for both the EAP and health plan in communicating with employees.