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Let’s Talk About Mental Health in the Workplace

Did you know that the Mental Health Commission of Canada has already created a standard of guidelines, tools and resources to assist organizations in promoting mental health? Now more than ever people are having conversations about how to better our mental health in all aspects of life - especially in the workplace. Here at Broadmind we provide more resources to implement The Standard.


What is “The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

(the Standard)?


The the first of its kind in the world, the Standard is a set of voluntary guidelines, tools and resources intended to guide organizations in promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work. Launched in January 2013, it has garnered uptake from coast to coast to coast, internationally and across organizations of all sectors and sizes. ” - (MHCC)


Why is adopting the Standard so important?

Adopting the Standard can help organizations with:


Helping Employers become more productive and more effective


Identifying and planning for effective risk management

  • Improving employer reputation and recruiting success

  • Improving employee satisfaction and retention



The Standard includes information on:

  • Identifying psychological hazards in the workplace

  • Assessing and minimizing risks in the workplace associated with hazards that cannot be eliminated (e.g. stressors due to organizational change or reasonable job demands)

  • Implementation of practices that support and promote psychological health and safety in the workplace

  • Growing a workplace culture that promotes psychological health and safety

  • Implementing processes and checks and balances that will ensure the sustainability of your overall approach

(source: MHCC FAQ Document)






How Broadmind Strategies for Mental Health Applies the Standards


We bring mental health consulting, training and workshops into the workplace both in person and virtually.


Through our consulting we work with employers to identify root causes of challenges they are facing, as well as to apply the Mental Health Workplace Standards to existing governance and work. Always seeking to improve Mental Health and Safety for everyone.


Our workshops and classes help employees and employers alike to learn simple, actionable skills to help you help others and yourself improve and manage mental health and safety in your workplace. Our clients have shared that even in the virtual space, we can create real human connections during our training which enhances the overall learning and transformation of the organization.


Especially now, as the whole world is reassessing where we work and how we work, we all need new skills and strategies for staying well as we approach this conversation. Here at Broadmind you'll find resources and information that will help you and your team along the way. Of course, we're always happy to have a conversation with you to help you find the help you need.


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