Measuring the health of your workplace
Are you ready?
The goal of the Mental Health at Work Project is to provide organizations with an individualized “snapshot” of the organizational factors that they may wish to target in making their organizations as healthy and productive as possible.
I am a professor of psychology at the University of Ottawa, with a long-standing interest in workplace mental health. I have worked with a variety of organizations and individuals for over 23 years to improve their mental health either in the workplace or in specific individuals.
I am initiating a project on mental health in the workplace. The goal of Mental Health of Your Workplace Project is to provide organizations with an individualized “snapshot” of the organizational factors that they may wish to target in making their organizations as healthy and productive as possible.
There is no cost to you or your organization to participate. You may elect to conduct a preliminary pilot study of up to 100 staff or elect to survey your entire organization. Either way, there is no cost to your organization at this time.
The survey will ask employees and managers about their experiences with the 14 different factors that the Canadian Mental Health Commission has identified as important for mental health in the workplace and examine their impact on employee productivity, stress, retention and well-being. These factors have been developed in response to the significant impact mental health issues are having on the Canadian workforce. Feedback from employees and managers is an invaluable resource for the development of strategies to promote mental health in the workplace them across the country.
I would be pleased to talk to you further about this project and how your organization can become involved. I can be contacted at .
Darcy A. Santor, Ph.D. C.Psych
University of Ottawa