Events

Working Well: Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

  • Mar 15th, 2017 at 04:16 pm
  • Rock Creek Tap and Grill - #210 3020 Preston Ave.
  • Ashley Breland B.A., B.S.W., R.S.W, Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor

Presenter

Ashley Breland B.A., B.S.W., R.S.W, Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor Bridges Health

Working Well: Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

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Canada has witnessed an increased awareness of the importance of good mental health and of the cost of mental illness to individuals, their families, and their workplaces. A physical injury or illness has historically been met with acceptance among the workforce as one can witness an individual working to recover their physical health. This is typically not the case for individuals recovering their mental/psychological health as it is not as tangible as a physical injury or illness. This work can be undermined if workplaces are not psychologically supportive and where high levels or discrimination and stigmatization are present. This can be further intensified if managers and supervisors are not equipped to handle psychological health and safety and mental distress and/or crisis, and finally where policies and procedures are not psychologically inclusive. As health service providers for the past 19 years, Bridges Health has come to realize that reduced psychological health and safety within any workforce can affect organizational culture, engagement and productivity.  Join us in furthering the conversation on psychological health and safety in the workplace.

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