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Positive Coping with Health Conditions

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2009
Abstract: 

Positive Coping with Health Conditions, A Self-Care Workbook (Dan Bilsker, PhD, RPsych, Joti Samra, PhD, RPsych, Elliot Goldner, MD, FRC(P), MHSc) is a self-care manual authored by scientist-practitioners with expertise in issues relating to coping with health conditions.  This manual is designed for individuals who deal with health conditions, including patients, physicians, psychologists, nurses, rehabilitation professionals and researchers.

Document type: 
Report

Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2012
Abstract: 

As the burden of workplace mental health problems on the public and private sectors in Canada increases, the management of workplace mental health issues will be of increasing importance. Yet, strategies for the assessment, prevention and treatment of mental health problems in the workplace are underdeveloped and underused.

In order to help remedy this the Workforce Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada  asked CARMHA to examine the relevant scientific and ‘grey’ literature on approaches to improving the mental health of employees and create practical resource for employers. The aim of Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers, is to help employers to create a psychologically healthy workplace, one that supports the psychological health of employees in a manner that also furthers the goals of the organization. Promoting psychological health for the entire workforce is an excellent strategy for reducing the risk of psychological harm. A psychologically healthy workplace helps keep workers safe, engaged and productive.

The Guide is based on a comprehensive implementation model, the P6 Framework, that describes the change process in terms of six successive components: Policy, Planning, Promotion, Prevention, Process and Persistence.

For each component of the P6 Framework, three practical actions are provided. These actions are consistent with research evidence and represent a promising practice in the field of psychological health and safety. Each action also includes an explanation of why it matters, how to implement it and access to supportive tools that are web-based, primarily Canadian and available at no or minimal cost.

The guide also includes stories that illustrate how workplaces have tackled psychological health and safety. The Guide is available in French and English and is consistent with, and complementary to, the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Document type: 
Report

Early Identification of Psychosis: A Primer

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2000
Abstract: 

This document is an educational resource concerning the early identification of psychosis. Primary topics addressed include: an outline of the importance of early intervention; signs and symptoms of psychosis; and strategies for recognizing psychosis.

 

Document type: 
Report

Emergency Mental Health Educational Manual

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2000
Abstract: 

This manual contains the core information necessary for healthcare providers and frontline responders to work within the context of mental health emergencies. Key topics include: management of psychiatric emergencies, psychopharmacology in emergency psychiatry, emergency management of substance abuse related disorders, the confused older adult in the emergency department, legal guidelines, suicide risk assessments, aggressive behaviour risk assessments, and how to understand developmental issues when working with individuals with personality disorders.

Document type: 
Report
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Depression & Work Function: Bridging the Gap Between Mental Health Care & the Workplace

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2005
Abstract: 

Depression is rapidly emerging as both a public health and occupational health challenge. This document reviews many of the current clinical and workplace issues associated with this complex disorder and provides a framework for an integrated and comprehensive approach to managing depression in the workplace. In an effort to catalyze action, the report strives to maintain a practical perspective that will appeal to the many stakeholders who must collaborate to create a psychologically healthy workplace. This paper examines clinical and occupational best practices, recommends a systematic array of potential interventions, and identifies numerous resources to assist organizations to develop a customized response that meets their unique needs.

Document type: 
Report
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