Psychological health and safety in the workplace continues to be an important topic of conversation in Manitoba and across
Canada – even more so since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Employers are becoming increasingly aware of
the need to make psychological health and safety a part of their overall system of safety and health at the workplace. This
five-year strategy builds on the previous three-year strategy, and highlights the plans to continue addressing psychological health and safety in Manitoba’s workplaces.
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.
Developed in collaboration with partners in the safety and health community, this strategy aims to achieve four main goals:
- Enhance partnerships to increase capacity for support of psychologically healthy and safe workplaces
- Increase awareness and training for all Manitobans
- Promote implementation of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Build on positive workplace cultures
Download the most recent strategy to find out more about psychological health and safety in the workplace.