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Mentally Healthy
Workplaces: Strategies
    for Success
             Donna Hardaker
   Specialist, Workplace Mental Health...
Today’s Webinar

                               What affects our mental health at work
                                 ri...
Mental Health Works – what we do

                                  Raise awareness about mental
                         ...
Businesses report changes


                                   Increased workload                   91%
                  ...
Affecting workplace mental health


                                         Decrease risk factors

                      ...
Effect of chronic stress

                                   Anyone will break down after being
                          ...
Effect of chronic stress

                               Resistance
                                       fearful, angry,...
Risk factors


                                    Work overload
                                    Unreasonable work pac...
What we can do about risk factors


                                    Decrease them

                                   ...
Risk factors:
            workload, pace, environment


                                    Too much work

               ...
Risk factor: role conflict

                                    Having to choose between family
                          ...
Risk factor: conflicting tasks


                                      Simultaneous deadlines

                           ...
Underlying risks



                                       Demand/control imbalance

                                     ...
Protective factors


                                      Skill discretion
                                      Decision...
Protective factor: skill discretion


                                The opposite of micromanagement

                   ...
Protective factor: decision authority

                                Your authority to make decisions
                  ...
Protective factor: self efficacy

                                Believing that we have a measure of control
            ...
Protective factor: perceived fairness

                                  Perception is real to the perceiver

            ...
Protective factor:
                          social support at work

                                   A workplace cultur...
What we can do with
                              protective factors


                                    Identify what w...
As an organization

                                  Include employee wellness in
                                  organ...
As a team

                                    Recognize differences

                                    Create clarity o...
As individuals

                                   Raise self awareness
                                      needs
      ...
Resources

                                      Mental Health Works
                                      www.mentalhealt...
Thank You



                                   Donna Hardaker
                         Specialist, Workplace Mental Healt...
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Learn about mental health protective factors and how to take care of both yourself and others in the workplace. Recognize risk factors including conflicting tasks, work overload and unreasonable work pace. Discover how skill discretion, decision authority, perceived fairness and leveraging your workplace's social support network could help your teams build a more mentally healthy workplace.

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  1. 1. Mentally Healthy Workplaces: Strategies for Success Donna Hardaker Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) York Region Branch Produced By: www.ccohs.ca
  2. 2. Today’s Webinar What affects our mental health at work risk factors protective factors What we can do for our organizations our teams ourselves Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  3. 3. Mental Health Works – what we do Raise awareness about mental health and mental illness at work Train managers and other workplace professionals on effective approaches and strategies Educate employers and employees to create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  4. 4. Businesses report changes Increased workload 91% Emotional tension is prevalent 64% Increased absences 68% Loss of productivity 61% Changes in duties 72% Adjusted schedules 44% Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  5. 5. Affecting workplace mental health Decrease risk factors Increase protective factors Solutions in the context of you, your team, your organization No quick fixes Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  6. 6. Effect of chronic stress Anyone will break down after being exposed to sufficient distress Stress has a cumulative and additive effect over time We all have different thresholds Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  7. 7. Effect of chronic stress Resistance fearful, angry, shocked, argumentative, irritable, emotional, avoiding Exhaustion feeling hopeless or victimized, not coping, raging, shutting down Crisis Make changes or become ill Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  8. 8. Risk factors Work overload Unreasonable work pace Uncertain or chaotic environment Role conflict Conflicting tasks Demand/control imbalance Effort/reward imbalance Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  9. 9. What we can do about risk factors Decrease them Buffer or mitigate effects Change our response Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  10. 10. Risk factors: workload, pace, environment Too much work Constant, unreasonable demands Swiftly changing priorities with little predictability Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  11. 11. Risk factor: role conflict Having to choose between family obligations and work Values of organization differ from personal values Questioning your integrity, e.g. having to report on co-worker errors Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  12. 12. Risk factor: conflicting tasks Simultaneous deadlines Inadequate resources All tasks are deemed high priority Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  13. 13. Underlying risks Demand/control imbalance Effort/reward imbalance Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  14. 14. Protective factors Skill discretion Decision authority Self efficacy Perceived fairness Social support Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  15. 15. Protective factor: skill discretion The opposite of micromanagement Autonomy and choice with HOW the work is done Meet needs of employee and manager Individual differences Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  16. 16. Protective factor: decision authority Your authority to make decisions connected to your work Meaningful participation in organizational decision-making Asking for input then not using it creates cynicism Some people are stressed by increased decision authority Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  17. 17. Protective factor: self efficacy Believing that we have a measure of control over our lives Translates at work into: success on the job achieving goals feeling valued Severely affected by harassment, bullying, and mobbing Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  18. 18. Protective factor: perceived fairness Perception is real to the perceiver Not necessarily about absolute justice Being able to understand and accept reasons behind decisions Commitment to transparency and accountability Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  19. 19. Protective factor: social support at work A workplace culture that provides a sense of belonging Neighbour at work approach Can be influenced by all employees every day Is severely affected by mobbing Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  20. 20. What we can do with protective factors Identify what we have Build what is missing Create processes to maintain Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  21. 21. As an organization Include employee wellness in organizational objectives Create and implement policies and processes Commit to clear and open communication Walk the talk Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  22. 22. As a team Recognize differences Create clarity of roles and responsibilities Build toward collective success Share commitment to wellbeing of all team members Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  23. 23. As individuals Raise self awareness needs responses Practice self care Manage up Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  24. 24. Resources Mental Health Works www.mentalhealthworks.ca Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health www.gwlcentreformentalhealth.com Guarding Minds at Work www.guardingmindsatwork.com Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
  25. 25. Thank You Donna Hardaker Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Phone: 905-572-2981 Fax: 905-572-2206 E-mail: clientservices@ccohs.ca Web Site: www.ccohs.ca Mentally Healthy Workplaces Produced by: CCOHS May 7, 2009 Donna Hardaker – Specialist, Workplace Mental Health Webinar Presentation
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