Workplace Stress

Manitoba Workplaces Making It Work

Workplace stress is one of the greatest health risks in today’s workplace. Learn about the healthy practices embraced by five Manitoba workplaces  to reduce workplace stress.  The Healthy Workplace. . .  Making it Work documents Manitoba case studies in the areas of work-life balance, employee participation & decision making, reward and recognition programs, conflict resolution practices and respectful workplace initiatives.  Download a copy here.

Get Started on Work-Life Balance at Your Workplace

We need to maintain a balance between work and our lives outside of work.
  Lack of work life balance is a major issue causing stress in the workplace. 
Workplace stress is one of the risk factors for mental illness as well as many physical illnesses.

This PowerPoint presentation for Joint Workplace Health and Safety Committees outlines why Work Life Balance is important and how to get things started in your workplace.  Download the PowerPoint presentation and make a case for Work Life Balance in your workplace.

Download the Employee Survey (in Word) recommended in the PowerPoint presentation.  Surveying workers to find out their needs and desires is the first step in getting Work Life Balance initiatives started in your workplace.

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Dec 1st OHC Free Virtual Public Presentation - Remote Work and Mental Health: Harnessing Psychosocial Factors that Heal Rather than Fragment Workplaces

Dec 01, 2020 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am

OHC Free Virtual Public Presentation – Remote Work and Mental Health: Harnessing Psychosocial Factors that Heal Rather than Fragment Workplaces

Presented by: Geoffrey Thompson, OHN, Occupational Health Centre

The year 2020 has brought with it a host of rapid, destabilizing changes to workplaces across Canada. Due to ongoing public health restrictions, many workplaces were forced to send many of their staff home to work remotely. The ramifications of these changes on workplace culture, productivity and well-being are only now beginning to be fully understood. Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increase in job-related social isolation, disengagement and mental illness and there appears to be no end in sight. What’s required is a careful, intentional joint assessment on the part of employers, workers and stakeholders to fully understand root causes and to acknowledge the degree to which each factor can be controlled. With knowledge comes empowerment and opportunities to learn and grow both personally and organizationally. Join us as we attempt to unravel the complicated web of concerns surrounding “remote work” and identify where we can target our efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of all workers.

In this session we will:

  • Dive into the myriad of challenges related to remote working in 2020 – the good, the bad, and the barely tolerable
  • Describe psychosocial factors that may contribute to negative outcomes associated with remote working especially those leading to poor mental health
  • Identify personal strategies that will help to reframe, rethink and react constructively during periods of crisis and sudden change
  • Build on group/organizational strategies that promote psychological support and compassion in the workplace

Register your attendance by Nov 27th, clicking this link: Register Dec 1st Session

The login information for the session will be sent out after your registration.