Our workplaces can play an essential part in maintaining positive mental health. They can give people the opportunity to feel productive and be a strong contributor to employee well-being. Yet it can also be a stressful environment that contributes to the rise of mental health problems and illnesses. No workplace or organization is immune from these risks and we cannot afford to limit our definition of occupational health and safety to only the physical.
The Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor Training Course will teach you how your organization can address workplace risk factors and create a psychologically healthy and safe environment. This in-demand certification is recommended to assist you in implementing the new National Standard Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the “Standard”).
In developing this groundbreaking certification course, the CMHA Workforce Mental Health Collaborative hopes to break down barriers and seize opportunities for those who are supporting implementation of the Standard.
Employers will see those with this certification as having the practical expertise to help improve psychological health and safety or implement the Standard in their workplaces.
This training is for anyone who wants to learn more about workplace health, wellness and occupational health and safety. It is especially useful to individuals involved in the initiation, development, and implementation of workplace health and wellness programs.
After your training you should be able to:
? State and demonstrate your ability to adhere to the overarching principles of a CMHA Certified PH&S Advisor
? Assess readiness for change
? Prepare employers to proceed with a psychological health and safety assessment
? Apply tools to assess and analyze psychological health and safety
? Give and accept feedback in a constructive way
? Present to employers; the business case, assessment processes, and implementation plan
The certification training has been developed to provide an experiential learning opportunity for Advisors so they can better support organizations of all sizes. Advisors are provided with hands-on experience of the key questions, challenges and opportunities of organizations striving to implement psychological health and safety within their workplaces.
It is focused on developing competency for:
? Presenting the Business Case
This focuses on convincing senior leaders and other key workplace stakeholders of the value and necessity for working toward improved psychological health and safety of their workplaces or implementation of the Standard.
? Preparing for the Assessment Process
Helping employers be comfortable with and understand the scope, process and necessity of collecting data. This is required before establishing effective baseline measurements. Managing expectations and being clear about issues such as confidentiality and process are key.
? Making Recommendations
Analyzing the assessments and recommending an action plan must be done with knowledge of the organization’s constraints, competing demands and current realities. To be successful in sustaining implementation, the plan must be manageable and valuable in terms of outcomes.
Registration Fee: $1500 per participant
Canadian Mental Health Association Manitoba & Winnipeg
930 Portage Avenue