PSAC encourages our members to participate in the national conversation about mental health.
Recently, PSAC welcomed the release of a third report by the Joint Task Force entitled Building Success: Guide to Establishing and Maintaining a Psychological Health and Safety Management System in the Federal Public Service. The guide is meant to create a cultural shift in how mental health issues are addressed in the federal workplace.
Robyn Benson, PSAC’s National President, is union co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Joint Task Force on Mental Health.
“I would like to congratulate the efforts of the Joint Task Force as they work collaboratively towards improving mental health in the workplace” said Benson. “The guide provides a step-by-step roadmap to help organizations identify and assess workplace hazards that can affect the psychological health and safety of employees. PSAC will continue to build on the work of the Joint Task Force and identify areas for action in the months ahead.”
One of the recommendations made by the Joint Task Force is the creation of a single, enterprise-wide Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace. The Government of Canada is expected to officially open the Centre’s doors in 2018.
We invite our members to create awareness in their workplace and support mental health initiatives in their communities. Let’s work together to end the stigma around mental health.