Transcript - Mental health and wellness in the workplace at the 2018 Innovation Fair
The centre of expertise works because the departments and agencies are very busy, so creating something new would require a lot of time and resources.
So overall, the results of the public survey have improved.
There are obviously some areas of improvement that we need to work on.
Where are we digging in and helping these folks?
It’s just not a short-term project or initiative.
My way to communicate is not your way to communicate.
My background is not the same as you.
Employees are happiest when they’re doing work that is related to their passions, their interests, and a good use of their skills.
We recently actually developed a Mental Health First Aid Toolkit over here, and the toolkit offers resources for managers and employees to deal with mental health in the workplace.
One day, we will be able to talk about mental health the same way we talk about physical health.
The survey also touched on stress and well-being for the first time in 2017, so we also are displaying the results of the factors that are affecting people and their stress at work.
Creating a physical centre was innovative.
We have employee wellness activities, such as yoga, mindfulness and meditation.
One of the workshops that is currently in very high demand is of course Mental Health in the Workplace.
And part of the message is that physical safety and psychological safety are two sides of the same coin.