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March 2021

Mental Health & COVID-19

By |2021-03-17T13:24:48+00:00March 17th, 2021|

Mental Health & COVID-19 Mental Health & COVID-19 As we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic, the changes, uncertainties and added health risks have all put a great strain on our mental health. This has impacted all aspects of our daily life, including the workplace. Many workers have relocated to a working from [...]

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Mental Health & Agriculture

By |2022-03-15T20:11:27+00:00March 17th, 2021|

Mental Health & Agriculture The Most Important Asset on a Farm is the Farmer Farmers are well aware of why health and safety is important on the farm, and now more than ever, farmers know that this includes mental health and safety. Farming is demanding on the best of days, and when [...]

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May 2017

Provide Resources

By |2017-05-30T20:37:37+00:00May 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 |2018-03-15T20:27:06+00:00May 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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Critical Event Planning

By |2018-01-10T19:46:45+00:00May 24th, 2017|

Critical Event Planning 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 [...]

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Trauma Disorders

By |2018-07-05T13:37:05+00:00May 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 |2018-04-05T18:54:35+00:00May 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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By |2017-05-30T15:46:48+00:00May 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+00:00May 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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Gaining Momentum

By |2018-03-15T20:18:56+00:00May 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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