Mental Health

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Conditions such as stress, anxiety, and loneliness can negatively impact your overall well-being.

Mental health is just as important as your physical health. Below are resources designed to help you with the topic.

Care for Caregivers

Care for Caregivers provides mental health support and resources to healthcare professionals across British Columbia. This project is a partnership between SafeCare BC and the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division, with funding provided by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions.

  • Care for Caregivers website

    This website is an online platform of free online mental health resources and webinars designed for healthcare workers. Created in a partnership by SafeCare BC, the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division, and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

  • Care to Speak

    This peer support service provides free, unbiased and confidential peer mental health support to ALL healthcare workers. Phone and online chat are available. The service is a part of the Care for Caregivers website.

  • Care2Listen

    Care2Listen aims to reduce stigma around mental health in the healthcare profession and shed light on the difficulties caregivers face, while also providing accessible resources and support for those who need it.

  • Poster | Care for Caregivers services

    This poster provides a quick overview of the services offered by the Care for Caregivers and Care to Speak websites.

Care for Caregivers webinars (on-demand)

De-escalation strategies for health care

Principles of psychological first aid

Healthy sleep

Stress management for healthcare workers

Sick and tired: A conversation about stress and fatigue.

Understanding stress injury and enhancing resiliency

SafeCare BC resources

SafeCare BC webinars (on-demand)

Workplace Civility

Safety and Support: Responding to Critical Incidents in the Workplace

Training and education

online | self-paced

Enhancing Psychological Health, Wellness, and Resilience

In this self-paced online course, you’ll learn how stress works; how it impacts your thoughts, feelings, and actions; and evidence-based strategies for enhancing your resiliency at home and in the workplace.  

Register today

This course is 50% off regular price for the month of May!

E-course | Psychologically Safe Workplaces

Workshop | The Working Mind for Employees

Workshop | The Working Mind for Managers and Leaders

Other resources

  • Psychological Health and Safety Standard

    Psychological Health and Safety Standard (CSA-Z1003-13) is a document that outlines a systematic approach to developing and sustaining a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. It focuses on mental illness prevention and mental health promotion.

  • Sample Audit Tool

    This gap analysis tool that provides you with a baseline measurement of current status of psychological health and safety in your workplace.

  • Psychological Health and Safety Standard FAQ

    This document reflects general answers to some frequently asked questions by Canadian organizations around the four-phased approach to implementing the Standard.

  • Guarding Minds at Work

    Guarding Minds is a tool for employers to effectively assess and address the psychosocial factors known to have an impact on organizational health, the health of individual employees, and the financial bottom line

  • Psychological health and safety

    Program planning resources to support worker well-being and decrease the risk of work-related psychological injury or illness.

  • 13 Factors: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

    Created in partnership with Ottawa Public Health, with adapted content from the Mindful Employer, this series of short animated videos aims to raise awareness around the evidence-embedded 13 factors that can impact the mental health of employees in the workplace and encourage conversations on ways to promote psychologically healthy and safe

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