Take care of those providing care: Psychological health and safety in healthcare settings

Join the next webinar presented by the Mental Health Commission of Canada: "Take care of those providing care: Psychological Health and Safety in Canadian Healthcare Settings."

Date: Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: Free

Register here.

Mentally healthy workplaces benefit patients and healthcare workers alike. Our country’s healthcare providers are essential to ensuring the efficient, effective and safe delivery of healthcare services to all Canadians.

Did you know that healthcare workers are 1.5 times more likely to be off work due to illness or disability than people in all other sectors? Healthcare settings can be particularly challenging environments. Many healthcare workers have heavy workloads, significant pressures and a lack of time and resources to adequately do their jobs. Stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, compassion fatigue and substance misuse are common workplace-related conditions.

Ensuring the wellness of this workforce is critically important to ensure quality and safety care.  What can organizations do to help address mental health and wellness in this unique work setting?

Join this webinar to hear the unique challenges this sector faces and some of the innovative programs that are being implemented across the country. The Mental Health Commission of Canada and HealthCareCAN will discuss some of the emerging evidence, and useful tools to help organizations on their journey.  You will also hear from Michael Garron Hospital (formerly the Toronto East General Hospital), who will share their journey in using the National Standard to create mentally healthy workplaces with impressive results.

Guest Speakers:

  • Jennifer Kitts, Director, Policy and Strategy, HealthCareCAN
  • Wolf Klassen, Vice President, Program Support, Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network
  • Christine Devine, Wellness Specialist, Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network