Workplace Mental Health Leadership certificate program

The first university-certified workplace mental health training program aligned with the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Companies are paying increasing attention to mental health in the workplace because of its link to productivity, employee engagement, and overall business performance. People leaders play a pivotal role in fostering mental health in the workplace and can influence employee psychological health and well-being in a positive manner. In fact, employees who describe their relationships with their leaders as positive and supportive experience:

A recent survey, commissioned by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, reports that 85% of frontline leaders recognize they have a responsibility to intervene when an employee experiences a mental health issue, but only 76% of those surveyed believed they have the practical skills and confidence to respond effectively to employee mental health issues.…

Protecting employee mental health during an economic crisis

economic crisis in EuropeWhile the financial crisis in Europe continues to put enormous strain on the community, burnout rates among workers are escalating. As a result, health and well-being are suffering – some 40% of European workers have missed work due to sickness – as workers try to adapt to disruptive working conditions, atypical working hours, restructuring and job insecurity.

A recent report out of Germany shows that burnout rates continue to climb and are highest amongst those DAX Stock Index companies undergoing restructuring. From 2004 to 2010, the number of burnout related disability days increased by nine fold from about 8 to more than 72 per 1000 employees.…

Canada launches the much-anticipated Psychological Health and Safety Standard

Canada launches the much-anticipated Psychological Health and Safety StandardWe are proud to announce the much-anticipated National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (PHSS) – the first of its kind in the world – developed under the leadership of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

Psychological health and safety is embedded in the way people interact with one another on a daily basis and is part of the way working conditions and management practices are structured, especially in the way decisions are made and communicated. While there are many factors external to the workplace that can impact psychological health and safety, the PHS Standard addresses those psychological health and safety aspects within the control, responsibility or influence of the workplace that can have an impact within or on the workforce.…