Scientific evidence shows that when businesses adopt policies and programs to address psychological health and safety, costs that are incurred related to psychological health issues are between 15 and 33 per cent lower. Psychological health and safety is a shared responsibility between the individual and the workplace. Safe spaces are best created and supported when individuals take responsibility for their own mental health, and workplaces develop policies and programs tailored to the unique needs of the space and those functioning within it. This course will introduce basic concepts of individual health and wellness and workplace psychological safety to support well-being and effective choices for both the employee and the workplace.
WHAT STUDENTS LEARN
- Understand basic concepts of personal mental health
- Know what psychological workplace safety is and why it is important
- Identify the factors influencing personal mental health and safety in your workplace
- Consider assessment and action strategies for personal and workplace needs
- Engage key participants in workplace programs
- Explore methods of evaluation and continuous improvement
WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED
- You and your mental health
- Personal mental health strategies
- Psychological safety in the workplace
- Factors affecting psychological safety
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