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A mentally healthy and safe work environment helps employees thrive and actively contribute to the overall success of your organization and its people.

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ROADMAP TO EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING BEGINS HERE

Workplace Mental Health Essentials

Workplace Mental Health Essentials is a fast-track foundational program especially designed for leaders to create, adopt, or adapt ideas that create a mentally safe and healthy work environment.

Excellence Canada’s Workplace Mental Health Essentials reflect the basic requirements in the more comprehensive and progressive four level Canada Awards for Excellence, Mental Health at Work Framework. Some organizations decide to pursue the more comprehensive approach after completing the Workplace Mental Health Essentials program and are well-positioned to proceed to either the Bronze or Silver Levels.

Successful organizations see marked improvement in:

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Employee satisfaction and engagement

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Employee presenteeism and absenteeism rates

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Participation rates in health and wellness programs

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Productivity

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Turnover and retention rates

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Grievances and incidence reports

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Short and long-term disability rates

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Return to work accomodation

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EFAP plan usage

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Establish a mental health baseline

Workplace Mental Health Essentials Toolkit

Whether you are getting started or you already have a mental health strategy and you want to take it to the next level, you’re in the right place!

Requirements

are based on research and knowledge pertaining to success factors of employee well-being in the workplace and outcomes of successful organizations.

Online Self-Assessment Tool

with instructions how to evaluate your organization and self-evaluate to identify strengths (what you are doing well) and opportunities (what you can improve upon).

Action Plan Template

to address concerns and build a mental health strategy moving your organization forward on your journey to a mentally healthy and safe workplace.

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Pave Your Way to Success!

Develop your personalized roadmap. There are three toolkits to get started with Excellence Canada’s Workplace Mental Health Essentials program. Choose the option that suits you best!

MEET THE EXPERTS

Excellence Canada Certified Coaches set you up for Success

Karen Jackson

Karen Jackson

Senior Advisor, Healthy Workplace®

Erin Dick

Erin Dick

Organizational Excellence Advisor

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find the answer for what you’re looking for, get in touch with us.

Why use the Workplace Mental Health Essentials program?

It is useful to have a reality check of where you currently sit compared to the Workplace Mental Health Essentials Requirements which are based on research and knowledge pertaining to success factors of employee well-being in the workplace and outcomes of successful organizations.

What is the purpose of self-assessment?

Self-assessment is an easy to use diagnostic tool designed to identify strengths and opportunities against the Workplace Mental Health Essentials Requirements. This will help you learn where you are on your mental health journey and with this knowledge, help you to move forward.

What are the outcomes of the self-assessment?

Self-assessment will assist you to identify current strengths and to set a plan for improvement. Set measurable milestones to help improve and move forward on your journey to building a mentally healthy and safe workplace. Organizations that score high and wish to pursue a more comprehensive ‘roadmap’ after completing the Workplace Mental Health Essentials are well-positioned to proceed to Excellence Canada’s Mental Health at Work Framework at either the Bronze or Silver levels.

How long do I have access to self-assessment tool?
You have access to the self-assessment tool as long as you need and until you complete and submit your self-assessment.

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