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Distribute credible information on your workplace wellness bulletin boards, by e-mail or on your intranet such as:

Host a Lunch & Learn or an education session led by:

Have a Take Your Break workplace challenge.

Host a stress reduction or relaxation workshop.

Host an archived webinar from the Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety: Healthy Minds.

Host an archived Healthy at Work webinar from the Winsor-Essex-County Health Unit:

Have management complete the Questionnaire for Workplace Psychological Health and Safety.

Encourage employees to complete the online training from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety such as:

Provide employees training on:

  • Mental health illnesses to help reduce stigma and discrimination
  • Roles and responsibilities regarding workplace harassment or
  • Conflict resolution

Provide management training to recognize and act upon signs of distress in employees such as:

Offer counseling through an Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider.

Implement changes based on the Questionnaire for Workplace Psychological Health and Safety.

Create a quiet relaxation room for employees.

Encourage flexible work arrangements, (e.g.,  compressed work week or working from home).

Conduct a Stress Audit and make necessary changes. 

Encourage employees to take breaks.

Create a process to acknowledge employee achievements in a timely manner or to seek employee input to make workloads manageable.

Implement a mentorship program that connects inexperienced and experienced employees.

Provide child care or eldercare services to help with work-life balance.

Offer professional development opportunities.

  • Baby Friendly Workplace Policy
  • Compressed Work Week Policy
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Policy
  • Employee Recognition Policy
  • Family Leave Policy
  • Job Sharing Policy
  • Mental Health Stigma Reduction Policy
  • Psychological Safety in the Workplace Policy
  • Reimbursement for Stress Reducing Programs/Activities Policy
  • Telework Policy
  • Violence in the Workplace Policy
  • Workplace Harassment Policy
  • Offer benefits to all employees (e.g., vacation time, sick leave, health benefits).
  • Implement effective and accessible grievance procedures.

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