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Taking Action to Improve Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

June 26, 2014
Recorded in June, 2014

This presentation was given at the Creating and Sustaining Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice conference that was held on June 26-27, 2014. 

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More and more employers recognize the legal, financial and practical need to effectively address workplace psychological health and safety but are unsure where to start. Is their organization ready to change? What resources will they need? How will they know if their actions are effective?

This session provides an overview of Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers. The Guide is one of the key resources identified in the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. The session takes participants through a strategic, sequential planning process that will include identification of practical, evidence –informed actions that are readily accessible to all employers, regardless of size or sector.

Following the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Access the resource Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers
  • Define the business case and determine organizational readiness
  • Discuss and develop an action plan for your organization
  • Establish an evaluation framework to assess program success


 

 

Merv Gilbert PhD, RPsych
Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction and Principal Partner, Psych Health + Safety

Dr. Merv Gilbert is a psychologist with over thirty years experience in direct clinical and leadership roles at regional, provincial, and international levels. He has published and presented in a diverse array of forums on the importance of workplace psychological health and safety for individuals and organizations. Dr. Gilbert has also served on a number of professional and non-profit organizations and currently serves on the steering committee of the American Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Network.
Dr. Gilbert is currently a principal partner with Psych Health + Safety, a consulting partnership www.psychhealthandsafety.org, providing planning, training, implementation and evaluation services that enable organizations to foster psychologically healthy employees and workplace climates. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA), a research centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University (www.carmha.ca). Dr. Gilbert is a primary participant in the development, evaluation and dissemination of resources for workplace mental health. His most recent work has been creating resources for the Mental Health Commission of Canada. 



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