Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Level One – Mental Health and the CSA Standard

Each year in Canada, one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. Over a lifetime, that number increases to one in three. The cost of mental health problems or illness costs our economy more than 51 billion dollars. This workshop will be facilitated by the BC Federation of Labour. 

Date: May 25, 2023
Time: 9am to 4:30pm
Location: In-person at the HSA office, 180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster

This workshop provides participants with tools to create strategies that will support workers with mental health issues, individually and collectively. A Psychological Health and Safety Management System can help an organization identify hazards that can contribute to psychological harm to the worker. It is a preventive approach that assesses your workplace practices and identifies areas for improvement. A voluntary CSA Standard (Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace) has been developed to help organizations work towards this vision as part of a process of continual improvement.

In this course participants will:

  • Learn about the myths and facts of mental illness,
  • Identify the stigma associated with mental illness,
  • Identify organizational factors that contribute to mental illness,
  • Learn how to apply the CSA standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the workplace as an effective strategy to create a workplace environment supportive of mental health, and
  • Learn about other resources available to workplaces.

This workshop is open to all HSA members who have not previously taken it. Participants will receive wage replacement and pre-approved dependent care costs in accordance with HSA Policy. Lunch, accommodations, and travel is provided for in-person workshops.  

To register for this workshop log into My Events Registration using the prompts provided. Workshops are listed under Steward Education events. Please select ‘create a login’ through the Event Registration and click on the ‘here’ to receive your member ID by email or call the HSA office at 604.517.0994 or 1.800.663.6119 if you do not know your HSA member ID number.