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Thrive Series: Team Toolkit: Psychologically Healthy Workplaces

Team culture

"Psychological safety is present when colleagues trust and respect each other and feel able – even obligated – to be candid."

Amy Edmundson

The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace has defined 13 psychosocial factors that can affect mental health in the workplace.

The Canada School of Public Service as created job aids and videos to assist teams in addressing mental health in the workplace. The title of each job aid includes the name and number of the psychosocial factor it addresses.



How to use

How to use

  1. Download (PDF) and read the Psychosocial Factors Introduction job aid. Watch the video, review and share with your team
  2. Gather the team to review all 13 Psychosocial Factors and identify which factor(s) the team would like to explore/discuss
  3. Ask the team to download and read the identified job aid(s) and watch the video(s)
  4. Set up a meeting to discuss the key concepts, lessons learned and the way forward to creating a more psychologically healthy and safe workplace
  5. Commit to working together to explore all 13 factors
  6. Reflection - How has your team benefited from this learning?

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