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Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Virtual Workshops

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

Dates:  October 8, 2020 or November 12, 2020
Time:  9am – 4:30pm
Location: Virtual WebEx – Details to follow

Each year in Canada, one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. Over a lifetime that number increases to 1 in 3. The cost of mental health problems or illness costs our economy more than 51 billion dollars.

The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with the 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 health 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,
  • Learn about other resources available to workplaces.

These workshops are open to all HSA members.

Members must choose one of the following dates: October 8, 2020 or November 12, 2020.  Space is limited.

To register for these workshops log into My Events Registration using the prompts provided. Workshops are listed under Other events.  Please call the HSA office at 604.517.0994 or 1.800.663.6119 if you do not know your HSA member ID number.

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