Physical and mental health are the results of a complex interaction between many individual and environmental factors, including: family history of illness and disease/geneticslifestyle and health behaviors (e.g., smoking, exercise, subscribing to unhealthy media, etc.). Physical health is a state of well-being in which a person understands his or her own abilities, can cope with everyday stresses, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.
What is a mental disorder?
Mental disorders result from biological, developmental, and/or psychosocial factors and can be managed using approaches similar to those applied to physical disease. Mental illness is a recognized, medically diagnosable illness that results in the significant impairment of an individual's cognitive, affective (emotional), or relational abilities (i.e., prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation).
What are safety and health in terms of the mind?
A psychologically safe and healthy workplace is one that promotes workers' mental well-being and does not harm employee mental health through negligent, reckless, or intentional means, for example.
What distinguishes a psychologically healthy workplace from a mentally healthy one?
The terms ""psychologically healthy workplace"" and ""mentalally healthy workplace"" are both used to refer to the same high-functioning, respectful, and productive workplace; the difference is that the former is frequently used when discussing preventing psychological injuries (such as stress-related emotional conditions brought on by real or imagined threats or injuries) and the latter is frequently used in the context of promoting mental health.
What effects do workplace psychosocial risk factors have on workers' health?
To have a complete or comprehensive approach, workplaces should give psychological hazards the same priority and attention as physical hazards, such as injuries to the body (e.g., cuts, bruises, broken bones, etc.). There is strong evidence that workplace management practices, communication systems, and participation systems can affect employee's mental health, in both positive and negative ways.
Where can I get additional details?
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), which receives funding from Health Canada, has been working to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians since 2007. It provides action guides, videos that introduce the psychosocial factors, and case studies as well as other resources. Guarding Minds at Work (GM@W) is a collection of free tools (surveys, automated scorecards, audit forms, and evidence) on psychological health and safety topics."""