Workers Health & Safety Centre

Mental injury forum targets workplace prevention

Mental injury forum targets workplace prevention
Register today to ensure your seat at an upcoming forum designed to help workplace parties get beyond the stigma of mental health and focus on achieving healthier workplaces. 
What:    Workplace Mental Health Forum 
When:   Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, 8:30 am (half day event)
Where:  Toronto, 60 Mobile Drive, OSSTF Provincial Office
Who:      Workers, their representatives and mental health advocates
Cost:      Free*
*register now as forum is limited to just 50 participants
The forum, hosted by the Toronto OHCOW Local Advisory Committee and supported by OSSTF, is designed to explore the negative stigma associated with mental health and how this can be overcome. Also to be discussed are the workplace factors that can cause, contribute to or worsen mental distress leading to significant physical and mental health impacts. Mental illnesses account for approximately 30 per cent of short and long-term disability claims. In fact, they are the fastest growing disability claim in Canada.

Participants will learn about relevant legislation along with case studies showing how the CSA National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: Prevention, promotion, and guidance to stage implementation has been used to help achieve healthier workplaces. Compensation cases involving mental health will also be discussed. 
Want to register for the Workplace Mental Health Forum?
For our part, the Workers Health and Safety Centre continues to assist workplace parties through training programs and information services aimed at raising awareness about mental injuries and the many workplace hazards and working conditions responsible while targeting prevention at the workplace level.
To learn more:
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Call 1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a WHSC training services representative.
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