Manitoba's Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Strategy is focused
on giving employers the tools to improve workplace psychological health and
safety, prevent and reduce psychological injury to workers, and enhance the
culture of workplace safety to include psychological health.
and economic cost of workplace psychological health issues is enormous. In a
typical week, 500,000 Canadians are not able to work due to psychological
issues, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The annual
national cost of workplace losses due to mental health issues is estimated to
be $20 billion.
SAFE Work Manitoba's
strategy publication outlines work in three key areas – raising awareness of
workplace psychological health and safety; developing practical tools and
resources for workplaces; and building the capacity of partners to provide
Download the strategy to find out more about psychological health and safety in the workplace, and read the news release.