This three hour interactive training program focuses on giving you the foundational knowledge required to begin addressing psychological health and safety (PHS) in your workplace. Using the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety (Standard) as a guide, participants will learn about the history and development of PHS in Canada, gain understanding of core concepts like psychological health, safety and risk, as well as receive an expert overview of the core components of the Standard. Using a case study approach, participants will be able to apply their knowledge in order to practice articulating the benefits of addressing PHS and determining initial actions to begin improving PHS in the workplace.
- Learn and understand definitions of psychological health, safety and risk.
- Understand the parallels between OHS and PHS, including legislative and regulatory overlap.
- Define core elements of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the workplace.
- Identify reasons to address psychological health and safety, including a review of current evidence.
- Practice identifying opportunities for action to address psychological health and safety.
Workplace Training & COVID-19
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division is committed to supporting Alberta workers and employers as they strive for better mental health and implement the Psychological Health and Safety Standard (the Standard).
In today’s reality, in-person training opportunities are difficult to facilitate. As we comply with Alberta Health Services COVID-19 recommendations—like physical distancing, mask wearing and group sizes—CMHA, Alberta Division is limited in its ability and resources to host in-person trainings. As a result, trainings such as Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor Training, Compassion Fatigue Training and Mental Health in the Workplace, will not be held until CMHA has deemed it safe, accessible and affordable for participants. Similar approaches to in-person trainings and events are being adopted by organizations like the Red Cross and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. We continue to monitor COVID-19 public health recommendations closely and will resume in-person training when it is safe to do so.
We are pleased to offer a variety of online workplace mental health resources and training facilitated through virtual platforms. Please refer to the CMHA Alberta Division website to review these opportunities. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact our workplace training department about our customizable virtual training options.
If you’re interested in participating in in-person training when it resumes, please complete our Expression of Interest form. We will reach out to you as soon as in-person training opportunities are available.
Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division
Workplace Training Department
320 Ledgeview Business Centre
9707 – 110 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9