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May 2017

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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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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Begin Conversation

By | 2017-05-30T16:05:46+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

Begin Conversation Begin the Conversation to Build Awareness and Reduce Stigma It's not uncommon to hear negative comments about co-workers: “Keep your distance – she’s nuts.” “It’s like he has a dark cloud above him all day long.“ “I think they both have a screw loose.” “She’s so moody!” As a society, we’re [...]

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Create Plan

By | 2017-05-30T16:27:49+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

Create Plan Create a Critical Event Response Plan for Your Business You can’t guarantee that you or your staff will never be exposed to trauma in the workplace. But you can prepare, to help prevent the most debilitating effects of the trauma. This preparation may include training staff to respond in the [...]

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Trauma Disorders

By | 2017-05-29T22:01:51+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Trauma Disorders Understanding Trauma Disorders Trauma disorders, including acute stress disorder (ASD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), typically result from witnessing or experiencing an extremely distressing or catastrophic event, or series of events. The trauma often involves the threat of death or serious injury, such as combat, a natural disaster, a car [...]

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Contributing Factors

By | 2017-05-30T13:11:43+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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FAQs

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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Legal Case

By | 2017-05-30T15:39:17+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Legal Case The Legal Case for Investing in Workplace Mental Health Making an investment in the psychological health of your staff is smart from a legal perspective: Click on any section to see details: When it comes to protecting physical health, the laws in Ontario are well known. As an employer, [...]

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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.

Mental Injury Toolkit

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

Mental Injury Toolkit Video Series

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