SafeCare BC is Committed to Psychological Health and Safety

February 27, 2020 | News

When we think of health and safety, our mind often makes the leap to our physical health – getting injured from a fall or becoming sick with the flu. Yet, an equally important part of our overall health is our mental well-being.

That’s why SafeCare BC is proud to share its commitment to supporting mental health by signing the Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health and Safety in Healthcare.

On Tuesday, February 25, SafeCare BC invited leaders in the continuing care sector for an informational session about the importance of supporting mental health.

Left to right: Cynthia Langenberg (KinVillage), Jen Lyle (SafeCare BC), Daniel Purgal (Loving Home Care Services), Hendrik Van Ryk (The Hamlets), Ruben Goinden (Normanna Care Home)

Dr. Heather Cooke presented her research on workplace relationships, including incivility and bullying. Karen Baillie, CEO of Menno Place, discussed how her organization has developed a psychological health and safety program.

At the end of the session, Cynthia Langenberg of Kin Village, Daniel Purgal of Loving Home Care Services, Hendrik Van Ryk of The Hamlets, and Ruben Goinden of Normanna Care Home joined SafeCare BC CEO Jen Lyle in signing the declaration.