Our country’s healthcare providers are essential to ensuring the efficient, effective and safe delivery of healthcare services to all Canadians. HealthCareCAN members have prioritized protecting the health and safety of this incredibly important workforce, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made this effort more critical.
In response to this pressing need, HealthCareCAN partnered with Howatt HR Consulting to offer an exclusive webinar on June 8th, 2020 that provided members with the tools and resources necessary to help address this growing issue, and engage staff in constructive dialogue to ensure a psychologically healthy, safe and productive workforce.
Who was this presentation for?
This presentation is for anyone who has any input into the psychological health and safety of staff, including managers (at all levels), occupational health and safety managers and human resources professionals.
Half of Canadians (50%) report a worsening of their mental health since the onset of the pandemic, with one-in-ten (10% overall) saying it has worsened “a lot”. How concerned are you about the mental health and psychological safety of your workforce as you begin to discuss protocols for reintegration into the workplace?
We are calling this reintegration into the workplace “Work 2.0 Reboot,” Why? The old normal is gone. The new normal is yet to be determined. The degree of impact COVID-19 will have on employee mental health has just begun. Employers are advised to be aware of the lesson from previous disasters in Canada. We are still in the honeymoon stage; the disillusionment stage is pending as we must be mindful of a second wave of COVID-19 and the financial and mental tools this can have on an already taxed workforce.
In this 90 minute webinar Dr. Bill Howatt will provide employers with some factors and insights to consider to proactively protect and support employees’ mental health. Not all employees will embrace Work 2.0 with the same level of commitment, readiness, and capabilities. The goal of this webinar is for you to walk with some ideas and a framework to create your mental health impact plan.
Topics that were covered
- Discuss how employees may cope with change differently
- How to evaluate where employees are with respect to their readiness to return to work.
- Explore various factors that can negatively impact employee psychological safety and mental health if not considered.
- To examine what employers can do to proactively impact employee mental health
- To discuss how employers may want to prepare leaders.