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have THAT talk Psychological Health and Safety Video Series

Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017

The two videos we are highlighting in this issue are Workload Management & Engagement.

Workload Management is when tasks and responsibilities can get done in the time available.

To address this factor:

  • encourage a culture that values the quality of work done, not the quantity
  • assign tasks based on the strengths and abilities of individuals. Ensure there is equity throughout
  • involve staff in ways to better manage workload
  • have systems in place to cover staffing shortages

Engagement...

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September 10, 2017 is World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017

In Canada, over 4000 people die by suicide every year.  We know that most people with thoughts of suicide do not want to act on those thoughts.  With awareness and training we can all play a role in preventing suicide.  safeTALK is a training that you can offer in your workplace.

safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide first-aid resources.

safeTALK teaches...

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Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 1 to 7

Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mental Illness Awareness Week is an annual national educational campaign to help Canadians understand the reality of mental illness.  Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has many tools and resources for people to use to better understand mental illness.

OPH has recently launched a new set of have THAT talk videos that focus on mental health.  There are three videos that we would like to highlight in this issue.  The videos come with an activity guide and can be used in...

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Are You Ready for Flu Season?

Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017

It’s that time of year again.  Flu season will soon be here.  Find out what you can do to help keep your workplace healthy.

Your best shot at preventing the flu is to get the influenza vaccine.  There are so many options to get the flu vaccine now.  It is easier than ever!  You can get the vaccine from your physician, local healthcare provider, a pharmacist at participating pharmacies or a nurse at community immunization clinics.  Be sure to...

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Not Sure How to Celebrate Healthy Workplace Month? Let us help!

Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month is almost here.  How do you plan to celebrate it this year?  Are you struggling for ideas?  Check out some of the ideas from Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month website by Great West Life.  There are a lot of great suggestions that include ‘Healthy Lifestyles’; ‘Sleep Well, Live Well’; and ‘Respectful Workplaces’.  Just to name a few!

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