How I Can Help Your Organization
If your goal is to create a more positive, productive workplace, a good place to start is by addressing happiness at work. Happiness is often seen as a “luxury” item in terms of our work life; however, happy employees—those who feel well-supported by their colleagues and leadership and also feel they’re making a meaningful contribution to their workplace—are positively linked to a company’s bottom line. Happy workplaces are more productive, effective and have lower rates of absenteeism and staff turnover.
Happy workplaces are also psychologically healthy and safe for everyone working there. Psychologically healthy and safe workplaces promote their employees’ psychological well-being and actively work to prevent harm to an employee’s psychological health. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) about half a million Canadians do not go to work each week because of a mental health problem or illness. Mental health problems and illnesses typically make up approximately 30% of disability claims in Canada, making them the number one cause of short- and long-term disability claims.
As a Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor, I can provide support to your organization to improve psychological health and safety or to assist you in implementing the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. I can create customized training and workshops to meet your specific needs on topics like happiness at work, promoting psychological well-being in the workplace, and so on. Or, perhaps, you’re looking for management training or consultation on creating a more positive, psychologically healthy workplace; I can help with that too.