MayDay, MayDay

Workplace Mental Health Webinar Series

Mayday, Mayday is an internationally recognized cry for help, and Mayday itself celebrates the contribution of workers the world over, both of which apply to the critically important subject of Workplace Mental Health, especially as we all strive to cope with the impact of the current global pandemic.

2022

 Planning for our 2022 MayDay event is underway.
We will provide updated information here once it becomes available.

In the meantime, use the links below to view resources from our previous years events:

PREVIOUS YEARS

Access the resources (videos, PDFs, etc.) from previous year’s sessions using the links provided below:

2021

This 5 week series drew speakers from across Ontario and around the world to highlight and share solutions to Workplace Mental Health, and
Stress and Injury Prevention – with consideration for both the new, and (hopefully soon-to-be-restored) ‘normal’.

Worker Pandemic Experience, A Year Later

Psychosocial Hazard Regulatory Frameworks Around the World

Workplace Approaches and Solutions

COPSOQ Network International Intervention Stories

OHCOW and Partners Workplace Mental Health Resources

2020

COVID-19 and Psychological Health and Safety in Healthcare

May 1, 2020

Pandemic Experience by Healthcare Workers Survey

John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist,
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Worker (OHCOW)

See also the Preliminary Results for the Pandemic Healthcare Workers’ Survey

Advancing an M-Health Approach to Supporting Front-line Healthcare Workers

Sandra Moll, Occupational Therapist and Associate Professor
School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES
[PDF]

See also Beyond Silence
Research on psychological health and safety in healthcare

 Healthcare and Mental Health Resources and Support

Kim Slade
Director Emerging Markets & Commercialization,
Public Services Health and Safety Association, PSHSA

See also the following PHSA Resource links:
Healthcare Resources
Mental Health Resources

Links to the videos of these sessions will be available soon.

Survey Savvy – Choosing the right Tool

May 8, 2020

Comparing Two Popular Inter/National Tools

Guarding Minds @ Work (GM@W), and the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire* (COPSOQ),

* also the basis of OHCOW’s StressAssess.

John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES
[PDF]

Peter Smith, Scientific Co-Director
Institute for Work & Health (IWH)

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES
[PDF]

Links to the videos of these sessions will be available soon.

International Approaches to Stress and Injury Prevention

May 22, 2020

A quick tour of standards, resources and tools from Canada, UK, US (and beyond) to recognize, assess & control psychosocial hazards at work.

The Case for Primary Prevention & UK Experience

Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist, with the UK Health & Safety Executive;
Expert Advisor on Mental Health to ISO 45003;
Practitioner Chair, European Academy Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP):
InsideOut LeaderBoard Role Model 2020

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PDF]

CSA Update & ISO 45003 Development

Norma McCormick, Corporate Health Works

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PDF]

The Healthy Work Campaign: Work Stress Prevention Strategies in the US

Dr. Paul Landsbergis
Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University School of Public Health.

Marnie Dobson Zimmerman,
Assistant Adjunct Professor at  UC Irvine Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and the Associate Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PDF]

Worker Pandemic Experience and Mental Health While Working from Home

May 29, 2020

Event finale with key information on the Pandemic’s impact on workers, survey success strategies and protecting mental health while working from Home.

Pandemic Worker Experience Survey Results

John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
Peter Smith, Scientific Co-Director, Institute for Work and Health (IWH)

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PPTX]

WMH Survey Success Strategies

Templates, Tales & Tips

Terri Szymanski, Health and Safety Officer, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU);
Chair of the Mental Injury Toolkit Group

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PDF]

See also Terri’s StressAssess Report Summary


Listen to the Cues
(Qualitative Analysis)

Daryl Stephenson, Ergonomist,
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PDF]

Protecting the Mental Health of Employees Working Remotely

Janet Carr, Workplace Mental Health Consultant,
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS)

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PDF]

2019

A Symposium on Workplace Mental Health (WMH), Stress and Injury Prevention

May 1, 2020

Opening Remarks

Mr. Ron Kelusky, Chief Prevention Officer,
Ontario Ministry of Labour

See also the Event Program

2018

Opening Remarks

Honourable Mr. Kevin Flynn,
Ontario Minister of Labour

Psychosocial Risk or Organizational Development – An Integrated Approach to Benefit All

Dr. Hanne Berthelsen, Centre for Work Life and Evaluation Studies,
Malmö University, Sweden

Recognizing Impact and Opportunity – Psychosocial Ergonomics

Melissa Statham, Ergonomist
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

Lessons and Direction from the EKOS Canadian MIT/COPSOQ Dataset
Part 1

John Oudyk, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
Peter Smith, Institute for Work and Health (IWH)

Lessons and Direction from the EKOS Canadian MIT/COPSOQ Dataset
Part 2

John Oudyk, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
Peter Smith, Institute for Work and Health (IWH)

Sustaining the Program — A National Employer’s Experience and Direction

Susan Freeman, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

 

Make it the Standard – Manitoba’s New Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Strategy

Jamie Hall, SAFE Work Manitoba

PTSD Plans into Action

Kim Slade, Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA)

StressAssess Survey Tool

John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist,
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Workplace Mental Health Capacity Building

Andrew Harkness, Workplace Safety and Prevention Service (WSPS)

WSN Feed your Brain Series

Angele Poitras, Workplace Safety North (WSN)

Collaborative Action Planning – Moving forward

Carol Sackville-Duyvelshoff, Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL)

Closing Remarks

Rons Kelusky, Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer

2017

Opening Remarks

Honourable Mr. Kevin Flynn,
Ontario Minister of Labour

StressAssess “Sneak Peek”, CCOHS & OHCOW

Sue Freeman, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
John Oudyk
, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

See also National Psychosocial Workplace Survey Tool – StressAssess

A Call to Action against Stress and Mental Injury

Dr. Fergal O’Hagan,
Trent University

Mental Health – Psychological Health and Safety

Danielle Stewart

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PDF]

Preventing Mental Injury Using a Survey Tool

John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist,
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PDF]

Mental Injury Toolkit Guide and Implementation

Terri Aversa, Ontario Public Service Employee’s Union (OPSEU)
John Oudyk
, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

Challenges and Solutions Workshop

John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
Terri Aversa, Ontario Public Service Employee’s Union (OPSEU)

Building an Understanding Nomenclature Workshop

Kim Slade, Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA)

Successful Strategies for Preventing PTSD

Dr. Carol Parrott

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PDF]

May Minute:
CCOHS Workplace Mental Health Experience, Resources and Services

Gareth Jones, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Achieving Psychological Safety at Work

Dr. Martin Shain

VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES [PDF]

Closing Comments

George Gritziotis, Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer