NORTH BAY, ONT. — Workplace Safety North (WSN) has launched Workplace Mental Health Safety Talks, a series of free safety talk videos that focus on mental health in the workplace.
The set of seven pre-recorded, 15-minute talks include topics on stress, stigma, anxiety and youth, the importance of having conversations and a general overview of mental health, mental illness and mental harm.
The videos were developed to help meet the demand of employers and workers for quick and easy access to information around workplace mental health, states a release, adding viewers are introduced to the mental health continuum and guided on how to have a mental health conversation.
Sessions feature Mental Health awareness; Stamping out Stigma; It’s Okay Not to Be Okay; RU OK? How to have the Conversation; You’re on Mute: Dealing with Stress; Supporting Young Workers; and COVID and Me.
“Everyone in the workplace has a shared responsibility for health and safety, including both physical and psychological health and safety,” said Angele Poitras, community engagement specialist at WSN and psychological health and safety adviser, in a statement.
“As workplace health and safety evolves, particularly since the pandemic, it’s become clearer than ever that health and safety needs to be more holistic and take into account both home and work environments, as well as physical and psychological safety. These videos help address a need for introductory workplace mental health information, and our hope is that employers and workers take advantage of the free series.”