CREATING A SAFE AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE
Hello Component 5 Members,
Because May 1-8 is the Canadian Mental Health Association's (CMHA) 66th annual Mental Health Week, the committee has decided to share with you some tips on creating a safe and psychologically healthy workplace.
As we all know, protecting psychological health and safety leads to happier, more productive workers. Employers can attract more talented employees, keep them, and provide the kind a work environment where they feel valued. A healthy workplace encourages productivity and positively affects the employer’s “bottom line”.
Here are 10 tips on how we can start to build psychologically healthy and safe workplaces.
These are just a few tips that can create a positive work environment for everyone. There is a lot more information on the CMHA website at www.cmha.bc.ca, or you call them at 1-800-555-8222.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from Mental Health problems be sure to go to your doctor and he can lead you to the path of healing.
Let’s kill the STIGMA that goes with the subject of Mental Health and keep talking about it.
The BCGEU has 20 people trained in Mental Health First aid so this is another means of reaching out as well. Just call Union Headquarters and reach out to the OHS Officer Brandon Thistle and his department can also help.
Take care of yourselves and each other. Let’s work together and not against one another.
Your Committee hopes you keep the conversation going and have a happy month of May.
From your Component 5 OHS committee