28th January 2021
With vaccines being slowly distributed across the world, and some light at the end of the tunnel, there’s some hope that the Pandemic may be winding down.
In saying that, it’s been over a year since it first was detected in countries around the world, and about a year since it showed up in Canada. It’s been a long and challenging year for many Canadians.
It’s no secret that mental health was a topic of concern prior to the pandemic for many of those Canadians.
Bell’s let’s talk is one of the most recognized campaigns around mental health issues, and mental illnesses, and we know these challenges have an impact on lives, and workplaces.
It’s also no secret that the mental health of Canadians has been further challenged by the pandemic.
Many Canadians are feeling the strain of limited social contact, lockdown requirements, the fear and anxiety related to illness and death related to the virus.
There is also the impacts on businesses and schools that influence families and individuals day to day routines, and financial stability.
Workplaces have been encouraged to put COVID-19 measures in place, but how many have considered putting mental health measures in place to protect workers from the stress, strain, and anxiety of the pandemic?
Here’s a couple of not quite secret secrets, there’s two standards aimed at helping manage psychological safety at work:
So for workplaces whether your employers, employees, volunteers, or contract based, have a look through the standard. In the meantime here’s some resources for those of us starting to feel the weight of the pandemic from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
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