Guidelines at a Glance

Psychologically healthy employees are more productive.

The Workplace Wellbeing Guidelines are a free and comprehensive set of resources that provide a framework to create a psychologically safe and healthy workplace. The Guidleines:

  • Good for people – good for business
  • Focus on the prevention of harm
  • Focus on the CAUSES of workplace stress
  • Are evidence based(1)
  • Are adapted for legal profession from the National Standard Canada: Psychological health and safety in the workplace(2)
  • A tool used by leaders to support their organisation and employees
  • Shape organisaton’s policies, processes, structure and culture towards a psychologically healthy
  • Civer 13 workplace psychosocial factors, view the 13 factors here >
  • Are a workplace tool, not a rule.
  • Are not one size fits all.
  • Are not a mental health program.

The Guidelines create a psychologically safe and healthy workplace where:

Leaders:

  • Protect and promote the psychological well-being of all staff.
  • Actively work to prevent harm to psychological health due to negligent, reckless or intentional acts.

All staff:

  • Feel confident that it is ‘safe’ to speak up.
  • Feel that neither management nor members of their team/colleagues will embarrass, reject or punish someone for speaking up.

The Workplace Wellbeing Guidelines are freely available. Compliance is not required an there are no pre-requisites.

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Guidelines for the legal profession

Guidelines for all workplaces

 

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Footnotes

(1)Shain M. (2010) – Tracking the perfect legal storm: Converging systems create mounting pressure to create the psychologically safe workplace

Shain M.  (2010) – The Shain Reports on Psychological Safety in the Workplace – A Summary Prepared for the Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada – The Road to psychological Safety

CSA Group – Psychological health and safety in the workplace