Is Your Workplace Psychologically Safe?

Written by admin, October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013 – November 6 Workshop to Help Employers Promote Mental Health at Work

The Peterborough Health at Work Committee in partnership with the Peterborough Chapter of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is co-hosting a two-part workshop on psychological health and safety in the workplace on November 6, 2013 at The Venue (286 George St. N., Peterborough). 

Presenter Dr. Martin Shain will examine “what the law says” about mental health in the workplace.  His talk is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge (CMHA-HKPR).  Second, Mary Ann Baynton will facilitate a hands-on session on developing supportive return to work plans.  Both speakers are key contributors in Canada to advancing and improving the work environments for all employees and they shared their expertise as members of the Technical Committee that created the recently released CSA Z1003: Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace standard.

Monique Beneteau, Chairperson of the Peterborough Health at Work Committee and Katherine Jordan, Program Director of HRPA’s Peterborough Chapter agree that this workshop will benefit many in workplaces within our community.  “We are so pleased to have these two experts in Peterborough to share their knowledge with managers, human resources specialists, health and safety specialists and other workplace wellness champions,” said Monique Beneteau, one of the organizers of this event.   

Kerri Davies, Manager of Development, CMHA-HKPR, echoed these sentiments. “CMHA-HKPR is pleased to support this workshop and the vision for a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. CMHA-HKPR embraces the philosophy that knowledge helps to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and hope is created through the delivery of effective programs and services. This results in a sense of inclusivity and belonging within our community that supports mental health for all.”

For more details about the event and to register, please visit: www.healthatworkpeterborough.ca.  Members of HRPA are asked to register through their association.

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For further information, please contact:
Monique Beneteau
Health Promoter
705-743-1000, ext. 309