Psychological Health and Safety Awareness NEW! FREE!

An introduction to psychological health and safety in the workplace, including psychosocial factors and the roles of employers and employees.

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Historically, workplace health and safety has focused on protecting employees from physical harm. With growing scientific evidence and legal obligation to protect the psychological well-being of workers, employers are recognizing the importance of both physical and mental health at work.

This free, 20-minute course provides an introduction to workplace mental health, including an overview of the six categories of psychosocial factors and how they impact the psychological health of individuals and groups. Participants will develop an understanding of the role they play in promoting mental health at work.

Topics include:

  • Why is workplace mental health important
  • The six types of psychosocial factors and how they affect the mental health of groups and individuals
  • Addressing psychosocial factors in the workplace
  • Roles and responsibilities: how employers and workers can promote psychological health and safety at work

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of psychological health and safety in the workplace
  • Describe what is psychological health and safety and what are psychosocial factors
  • Identify responsibilities of employees and employers when it comes to psychological health and safety

Average time to complete this course is approximately 20 minutes.

Target Audience

This course is recommended for anyone interested in learning about psychological health and safety at work.



Certificate of Completion

This course is offered free of charge to promote awareness of the topic only, and a certificate of completion is not provided.

System Requirements

This course is delivered online. View the minimum system requirements to take this course.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

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