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Tools

Tools from Workplace Mental Health Promotion:

  • Check Up from the Neck Up is a simple, online, private, mental health check-up. This site provides information on common mood disorders. See www.checkupfromtheneckup.ca.

Tools from Psychosocial Risk Factors:

  • Guarding Minds @ Work (GM@W) is a resource that assists employers in assessing the psychological health and safety of their workplace and offers practical solutions for developing mentally healthy environments. This tool was developed as a public resource to support employers in meeting upcoming legal requirements for providing a psychologically safe workplace and ultimately protect employees’ mental health. See www.guardingmindsatwork.ca.

Tools from Stigma and Discrimination:

Tools from Stress:

  • Are You Stressed? is printable resource in the appendix. This resource can be used to raise employees’ awareness and knowledge about stress and its effects.

Tools from Harassment, Violence, Bullying and Mobbing:

  • Bullying in the Workplace: A Handbook for the Workplace is a free resource created by the Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare. It provides many practical tools and strategies to help prevent, identify and address bullying in the workplace. Topics include explaining the occurrence of workplace bullying; tips for preventing workplace bullying and for creating a respectful work environment; recognizing and removing the risks of workplace bullying; workplace bullying policy; and tips for developing a complete complaint resolution process. See http://www.osach.ca/products/resrcdoc/rvioe528.pdf.
  • Code of Practice: Violence, Aggression and Bullying at Work is a manual is designed to help organizations identify and address violence, aggression and bullying in the workplace. This two part manual looks at violence and aggression at work, bullying at work, and prevention and management. See http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/PDF/Codes_of_Practice/Code_violence.pdf.
  • Violence in the Workplace Prevention Guide, by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, will assist in the development and implementation of a workplace-specific violence prevention program. It is filled with clear-language text including safety tips, charts, diagrams, checklists and illustrations. See http://www.ccohs.ca/products/publications/violence.html.
  • A sample workplace bullying policy is included in in this resource
Tools from Mobbing:

Tools from Substance Use, Misuse and Abuse at Work:

Tools from Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion -Affecting Mental Health in the Workplace:

  • MentalHealthMinute is a collection of short videos on mental health-related topics that provides the viewer with credible information in order to help them make the best decisions. See http://www.mentalhealthminute.com/.
Tools from Introduction to Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion:
Online Health Program Planner is a tool that can help provide a framework for developing a program in a systematic, evidence-informed way. See http://www.thcu.ca/ohpp/index.cfm.
Ontario Health Program PlannerThis tool can aid in:

  • creating a logic model;
  • writing outcome objectives;
  • planning the collection and analysis of situational assessment data;
  • prioritizing possible activities to optimize resources;
  • assigning tasks, responsibilities, timelines and resources.
Tools from Element 1: Obtaining Management Support:

  • Building a Business Case is a PowerPoint template created by THCU. See http://www.mdfilestorage.com/thcu/pubs/977287265.ppt.
  • Mental Health Leadership Framework is a website designed to take top leaders of organizations quickly through the business case for creating a mentally healthy workplace. Included in this website are tools and information for implementing workplace mental health strategies. See http://www.mhccleadership.ca/.
  • Business Results Through Health and Safety is a guidebook developed by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is designed to:
    • help organizations calculate the direct and indirect costs of poor health and safety in the workplace and understand why addressing and improving employee health and safety can lead to shareholder value, improved operations and better bottom line results;
    • allow organizations to evaluate the business benefits of improving their management of health and safety;
    • provide guidance and tools with which employers and others can conduct self assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses of how their health & safety system contributes to the bottom line.
Tools from Element 2: Establishing a Healthy Workplace Committee -How to get staff involved:

  • CWHP Stakeholder Diagram, created by THCU. See http://www.thcu.ca/infoandresources/resource_display.cfm?resourceID=781
  • Tools and templates for creating a Healthy Workplace Committee is in Appendix X, including:
    • responsibilities of the committee;
    • checklist for creating a sustainable and useful committee;
    • templates for a healthy workplace committee’s terms of reference, agendas, minutes.
Tools from Element 3: Conducting a Situational Assessment -Getting to the Root of the Problem:
Guarding Minds @ Work www.guardingmindsatwork.ca.
Guardming Minds @ WorkGuarding Minds @ Work provides an evidence-based process that employers can implement to protect psychological safety and promote psychological health in the workplace. It offers practical, user-friendly tools designed specifically to measure the psychological safety and health of the workplace.

Guarding Minds @ Work provides different types of assessment tools to meet the needs of the organization, action steps to help move forward after an assessment and evaluation tools to help review the progress after an organization has implemented any programs.

THCU’s Catalogue of Situational Assessment Tools, available at http://www.thcu.ca/workplace/sat/index.cfm.

This tool is intended to help workplace champions, healthy workplace committees, human resource personnel and any other workplace health promotion intermediary to find and use an appropriate situational assessment tool for the workplace.

THCU's Catalogue of Situational Assessment ToolsThis resource contains almost 30 recommended and promising situational assessment tools. These tools fall under the following categories:

  • Current practice survey
  • Health risk assessment
  • Interest survey
  • Needs assessment
  • Organizational culture survey
  • Workplace audit

For more information about the specific types of assessment tools visit http://www.thcu.ca/workplace/sat/bkg/concepts2.cfm#hra.

Tools from Element 5: Developing a Program and Evaluation Plan:

  • From Strategic Plan to Program Plan and Back Again contains answers to important questions such as “Who should be involved in the planning process?” “Where does strategic planning stop and program planning begin?” “How do you keep the plan realistic?” “When should indicators be included in a plan?” “Are there templates or supports to develop a strategic plan on our own?” See http://www.thcu.ca/infoandresources/resource_display.cfm?resourceID=958&emailID=527 .
Tools from Element 7: Implementing the Plan:

  • Sustainability at a Glance is a workbook by THCU that provides additional information on the concept of sustainability; suggestions and tools regarding approaches that will increase the likelihood of sustainability; and examples of sustained health promotion activities. See http://www.thcu.ca/infoandresources/resource_display.cfm?resourceID=784. 
  • RE-AIM Framework identifies five aspects by which an intervention can be maximized: Reach, Efficacy/Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance. To view this resource go to www.re-aim.org 
Tools from Element 8: Evaluating CWHP Efforts:

  • Factors to Consider When Deciding on an Evaluation Type (link to the tables below). This tool created by THCU will help determining which type of evaluation is best suited for a particular program.
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook this handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool. http://www.wkkf.org/knowledge-center/Resources-Page.aspx?q=evaluation