Mental Health Best Practice Group

The SHSA has assembled a working group with a mission to work together to implement best practices and positive change for mental health, safety, and claims management.  Meeting three to four times annually alternating between Saskatoon and Regina, we collectively discuss practices and policies and offer training and resources to help members promote employees’ psychological health and prevent psychological harm due to workplace factors.

To be a part of this group, please contact us at info@servicehospitality.com.

Why join the group?

  • Share best practices with private, public, government, and non-profit organizations from across Saskatchewan

  • Learn more about when psychological injuries can be considered a Workers’ Compensation Board claim & how to manage them

  • In Canada, mental illness costs $20.7 billion per year in lost productivity alone. When health care costs are added in, that number jumps to $48.6 billion per year.

  • Like with physical safety, prevention is the best way to protect your employees and save money.

Why this matters to our industries?

  • Accommodation and food services, government services, and information and culture industries have the highest prevalence of mental illness.

  • Rates of depression are highest in industries that have the most interaction with the public or with clients.

  • The accommodation and food services industry is one of the top three industries for generalized anxiety disorder and has the second-highest prevalence of mood disorders

In Canada, one in five people are living with a mental health problem or illness.  Those employed in the services sector are more likely to experience mental health issues.

In October 2016, the Saskatchewan Government passed an amendment to the Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 establishing a rebuttable presumption for those experiencing work-related psychological injuries.  This has shone a light on the employer’s duties and responsibilities about workplace mental health.  Employers have a responsibility to not only handle psychological injury claims effectively, but also to incorporate mental health into the existing Safety Management System.

A working group has been assembled with a mission to work together to implement best practices and positive change for mental health, safety, and claims management.  Meeting three to four times annually alternating between Saskatoon and Regina, we collectively discuss practices and policies and offer training and resources to help members promote employees’ psychological health and prevent psychological harm due to workplace factors.

The SHSA facilitates and funds these meetings and you can be a part of it!  Attend information sessions and receive emails with valuable resources.   There are currently over 40 employer organizations participating in this group, and growing!

To be a part of this group, please contact us at info@servicehospitality.com.

 

Mental Health Best Practice Group Members:

Airlines Hotels
Athabasca Catering Ltd
Better Business Bureau
Bridges Health
Canadian Mental Health Association – Saskatchewan Division
Cosmopolitan Industries
Creative Options Regina
D3H Hotels
Double Tree by Hilton
Eagle’s Nest Youth Ranch Inc.
Energy Safety Canada
Gold Eagle Lodge
Government of Saskatchewan – Government Relations
Government of Saskatchewan – Public Service Commission
K-Bro Linen Systems
Ministry of Advanced Education
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Labour Relations & Workplace Safety
Plains HR Services
Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
Ranch Ehrlo Society
Regina Airport Authority Inc
SARC
Saskatchewan Alternative Initiatives
Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association
Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatchewan Union of Nurses
Saskatchewan WCB (Prevention)
Saskatoon Open Door Society
Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel
Temple Hotels Inc.
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan

 

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