If you believe that your life or someone else’s life is in danger please call 9-1-1. You can also contact https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/get-help. Or call “310-6789”-no area code- it’s free and available 24 hours/day. Suicide hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE. Information provided here is not intended to replace medical care, advice, or assessment or legal advice.
Work to Wellness specializes in workplace mental health through education, workplace needs assessment, return-to-work services, and we connect individuals to appropriate mental health supports. We work with you to understand and improve mental health outcomes.
The British Columbia Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to improving worker health and safety in all industries throughout the province. Your safety is our business. We work to improve safety programs and implement effective occupational health and safety management across the province. Our onsite and online courses equip employers and employees with invaluable prevention training that serves to reduce human and financial costs.
Hazards in the workplace continue to evolve in the workplace. The workplace can present hazards to a worker’s psychological health and safety.
Considering an individual spends majority of their time at work; the workplace has a huge impact on a workers psychological health and safety. 1 in 5 Canadians experience a psychological health problem or illness in any given year. Psychological health problems cost the Canadian economy approximately $51 billion per year with $20 billion which results from work-related causes. The financial impacts in the workplace can include increased absenteeism and reduced presenteeism.
The Free Psychological Support Toolkit includes a 5 Part – Virtual Summit bringing together industry experts and creating an intimate dialogue on their recommendations. In addition this comprehensive resource provides information packs, checklists, and access to an online discussion forum where participants can network, exchange ideas and ask questions with both peers and industry experts. These in conjunction with the toolkit are intended to be shared across the work landscaped and are appropriate for all levels of employee.
4 Part Toolkit
To engage further with your peers and share valuable knowledge and insight on this subject we have created a discussion group. We recommend joining after viewing one or more of our expert driven webinars.