Corporate Resources

Web Resources

Guarding Minds @ Work: A Workplace Guide to Psychological Safety and Health
A comprehensive set of web-based resources that can help employers assess for and target psychosocial risk factors in the workplace. Includes written resources on the business, health and legal case for addressing psychological health in the workplace. Website includes employee surveys, organizational audits, as well as evidence-based action strategies/worksheets that can help employers develop a targeted strategy to assess for and respond to work environment factors that impact the psychological health of employees.

BC Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards Committee
The BC Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards Committee is a standing committee of the BC Psychological Association, and is comprised of psychologists, business leaders, academics and informed professionals who volunteer their time, commitment and expertise to further knowledge about creating psychologically healthy workplaces in BC.

Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program
An initiative of the American Psychological Association, the PHWA program offers a host of resources for employers and employees related to psychologically healthy workplaces.

Mental Health Commission of Canada: A Leadership Framework for Advancing Workplace Mental Health
This website presents the business case for creating a mentally healthy workplace. Included in this website are tools and information that can be passed on to leaders in organizations to work toward implementation of strategies to create mentally healthy Canadian workplaces.

Roundtable for Workplace Mental Health
The Business Roundtable for Workplace Mental Health is a network of Canadians who believe that mentally healthy workplaces increase productivity, reduce employer costs and reduce human suffering due to mental illnesses.

Mental Health Works
A number of workplace mental health resources are available, including information for employees on: talking to your employer; talking to co-workers; workplace accommodations; employee rights and responsibilities; legal concerns; and employment supports.

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health is a program of the American Psychiatric Foundation, a subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association. The Partnership works with businesses to ensure that employees and their families living with mental illness, including substance use disorders, receive effective care. The website includes information on a range of practical employer practices in the area of workplace mental health, by type of program (e.g., awards and recognition; disability/case management; disease management; health plans; wellness).

Health & Safety Executive: Work Related Stress & Management Standards
The Health & Safety Executive is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness in the UK.

Bottom Line Conference

Documents & Reports

Tracking the Perfect Legal Storm: Converging Systems Create Mounting Pressure to Create the Psychologically Safe Workplace (Dr. Martin Shain, May 2010)

The Shain Reports on Psychological Safety in the Workplace – A Summary (Dr. Martin Shain, April 2010)

Stress at Work, Mental Injury and the Law in Canada: A Discussion Paper for the Mental Health Commission of Canada (Dr. Martin Shain, August 2008)

International Roundtable: Impact of the Recession on the Mental Health of Workers and Their Families Summary Report (Mental Health Commission of Canada, August 2009)

Health Impact of Psychosocial Hazards at Work: An Overview (World Health Organization, 2010)

Guidance on the Management of Psychosocial Risks in the Workplace (British Standards Institution, 2011)


Good Company Blog
Minding the Workplace, The New Workplace Institute Blog
Unhealthy Work, Center for Social Epidemiology

Ask a Health Expert

Read Dr. Samra's weekly column in The Globe and Mail.
Ask a Health Expert column in The Globe and Mail

Dr. Samra in the Media

Books & Resources

Dr. Samra has co-authored a number of treatment books and resource for patients, families & clinicians.
Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace