Psychological Health and Safety Training
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(Program Lead/Content Developer: Dr. Joti Samra)
In her role as Program Lead for the online Centre for Psychological Health Sciences at the University of Fredericton, Dr. Samra has created a range of courses and certificates in psychological health and safety (PH&S).
- Basic PH&S Certificate: Consists of an introductory course designed to help organizations bring their employees up-to-speed on their roles in maintaining a psychologically healthy and safe work environment, providing a stronger understanding of PH&S concepts. Applicable to learners and employees of all levels and abilities.
- Advanced PH&S Certificate: Designed for organizational leaders implementing workplace health and safety management systems for all employees. May be of special interest to those working in supervisory positions within Health & Safety units, HR departments, or other departments that may be responsible for implementing an overarching health strategy (including mental health). Includes a basic PH&S course and four additional courses.
- Manager Certificate: Provides in-depth learning on key principles and considerations for managers in supporting their employees with psychological health issues, and also aims to improve manager’s emotional intelligence skills when working with emotionally distressed employees. Suitable for those in management roles supporting individual employees who may be experiencing emotional distress or mental health issues. Includes a basic PH&S course and two additional courses.
- Enhancing Workplace Resiliency: Learners will obtain the knowledge needed to positively cope with stress through six engaging modules, which cover topics about stress and the mental health continuum, realistic thinking, behavioural activation, sleep, diet, exercise, relaxation, and how to thrive despite stress.
This certification training program is for individuals and consultants who want to help organizations improve psychological health and safety in their workplaces or implement the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.