How Employee Experiences of Psychological Safety are Shifting Canada’s Mental Health Culture

More employees than ever are engaged in mental health conversations across the country. How are their experiences shifting the culture?
— By Malibu Kothari

Over the last two decades, and especially since the introduction of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) in 2013, Canadian workers and employers have been increasing their conversations around mental health and well-being in the workplace. There is awareness around the issue like never before. However, beyond pure talk, what real changes are taking place?

According to the most recent longitudinal study conducted by BMC Public Health, as of late 2019 some shifts have happened, but there is still quite a lot to do. Here, the current state of the workplace will be reviewed, with an eye toward how psychological safety is impacting employee and employer experiences across Canada, and the ripple effects flowing out into the greater Canadian...

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