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May 2017

Contributing Factors

By | 2017-12-19T17:13:58+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Contributing Factors Is the workplace a factor in developing mental health problems? Both physical and mental health are affected by a large number of factors including: Age and gender Genetics Personal history (past trauma, learned coping mechanisms) Environment (air and water quality, exposure to toxins) Drugs (prescription, over-the-counter, illegal) Lifestyle (diet, physical activity, sleep, [...]

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Watch More Videos

By | 2017-05-30T16:22:21+00:00 May 30th, 2017|

Watch More Videos Below are more videos on mental health awareness and stigma reduction. These videos were created by Gamifi Inc., courtesy of the City of Ottawa’s Innovation Pilot Program. 1 Mental Health Awareness 2 Role of Stress 3.1 Understanding Mental [...]

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Watch Videos 2

By | 2017-05-30T16:18:18+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

Watch Videos Below are videos about the 13 Workplace Factors. Intro Organizational Culture Psychological Demands Clear Leadership and Expectations Psychological and Social Support Growth and Development [...]

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Watch Videos

By | 2017-07-17T17:31:49+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Watch Videos The 'have THAT talk' videos below are courtesy of Ottawa Public Health. We hope you’ll find them informative and share them with co-workers. Consider using one or more to initiate a lunch & learn discussion! How to Talk About Mental Health Reducing Stigma [...]

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Provide Resources

By | 2017-05-30T20:37:37+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Provide Resources This website houses resource materials to help you and your staff learn more about workplace mental health, and build a proactive program. Use the search bar on the right, or at the top of every page, to search the resources database. Here are some example keywords you may want to [...]

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Gaining Momentum

By | 2018-01-10T20:42:47+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Gaining Momentum “Gaining momentum” is about building on the foundation established in Getting Started. Now, you can begin to focus on developing programs and activities that support positive mental health within your business. Your workplace mental health program needs will be partly determined by how you organize work and manage staff. So, a clear [...]

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By | 2017-05-30T15:46:48+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions About Investing in a Workplace Mental Health Program Click on any section to see details: Create a Critical Event Response Plan The focus of this website is prevention. If you’re having an immediate crisis, click the orange CRISIS button at the top of the page [...]

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Why Care?

By | 2017-05-31T13:19:51+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Why Care? Why Should You Care and Invest in Workplace Mental Health? There are numerous reasons: Regardless of the industry you’re in, your staff are essential to the success and sustainability of your organization. Taking steps to protect such a fundamental asset is a crucial business strategy. Consider these statistics: [...]

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Getting Started

By | 2018-01-17T21:25:08+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Getting Started Congratulations on your interest in creating a workplace mental health program! At this early stage, the goals are to open communication, and establish a foundation you can build upon later. This will entail beginning some informed and meaningful conversations with your staff around the topics of mental illness and workplace mental [...]

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April 2017


By | 2018-01-10T19:34:14+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

ThinkMentalHealth.ca is a joint effort from Ontario Health and Safety System Partners to provide workplaces with the resources needed to better understand mental health and prevent mental harm. This site provides access to reputable and tested tools, models and frameworks. The tools found on the database have been reviewed to ensure they provide sound and practical [...]

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Our database includes resources for staff and management on the prevention, intervention and accommodation of mental health problems in the workplace.

On the Agenda

Videos, presentation slides and supporting materials to assist trainers, team leaders and managers
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Mental Injury Toolkit

Basic understanding about workplace stress and what to do about it
Format: pdf

Assembling the Pieces

Companion to the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.Understand where you need to start and begin initial planning
Format: pdf

Mental Injury Toolkit Video Series

Mental stress, psychological hazards, conducting surveys and working with survey results videos
Format: video

13 Workplace Factors / Psychological Risk Factors

Psychosocial factors assessment
Format: pdf

Pyschological Risk Factors Factsheet

Brief description of each of the 13 risk factors identified to have the greatest impact on pyschological health and safety in the workplace
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Workplace Stress - General Factsheet

Factsheet and FAQs on Stress and workplace factors
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Guarding Minds @ Work Organizational Review Worksheets

Workplace psychological health and safety review for business owners, senior managers or HR.
Format: pdf

Guarding Minds @ Work Suggested Responses

The documents provide a range of actions for each of the 13 psychosocial factors.
Format: pdf