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Psychological Health and Safety

National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (released January 2013)

Learn more about the voluntary Standard External Link on the Mental Health Commission of Canada website.

Download keynote speaker presentations from the November 13, 2014 event Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: The Standard and how to implement it in your workplace:

Facts about Mental Health and the Workplace

Mental health problems and illnesses:

  • are the leading cause of workplace disability in Canada
  • represent 15% of Canada’s burden of disease

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Research finds:

  • Only 23 % of Canadians feel comfortable talking to an employer about their mental illness.

Canadian Medical Association

What can Employers do?

  • Employers can create a psychologically safe workplace, where every reasonable effort is being made to protect the mental health of employees.
  • Access a number of resources (external link)  to support your workplace to implement the Psychological Health and Safety Standard.