Meet Our Workplace Learning Coaches- Psychological Health and Safety
go2HR and the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division (CMHA BC) have collaborated for over a year to provide various mental health supports and resources to the tourism and hospitality industry, particularly in the wake of the global pandemic.
Their latest initiative – a new position called Workplace Learning Coach- Psychological Health and Safety – responds to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the tourism and hospitality industry, and the resulting strain and stress on its employers and workers. Funded by a grant from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, the Workplace Learning Coaches- Psychological Health and Safety are rigorously trained to work with industry members in regions across BC. The coaches are available at no cost, and act as mental wellness “concierges” who offer personalized, one-on-one supports that address stress, burnout, isolation, uncertainty about the future, and other concerns. The coaches also work with employers and supervisors to establish a foundation of “psychological safety” in the workplace – in other words, an environment that enhances connection, productivity and retention, and allows workers to show up as their true selves without fear of negative consequences to self-image, status or career.
To complement the Workplace Learning Coaches- Psychological Health and Safety, go2HR and CMHA BC offer the following mental wellness resources:
- BC’s Hub for Workplace Mental Health is an online portal that compiles support, training, a community network and other resources for anyone seeking mental health support.
- Access to a Workplace Learning Coach- Psychological Health and Safety through email. These coaches provide guidance on finding relevant mental health, financial and business supports via BC’s Hub for Workplace Mental Health, or through community partners and external organizations.
- Access to free mental health training, including Compassionate and Respectful Employer (CARE) Level 1.
- Peer support groups and monitored online forums.
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The Canadian Mental Health Association BC Chapter (CMHA BC) and go2HR have partnered on a new initiative to raise the awareness of mental health and wellness in the tourism and hospitality industry. As a part of our shared ongoing commitment to providing tools and resources to business, we’ll be regularly sharing important content on mental health and wellness in the workplace. This information, tailored for the tourism and hospitality industry, has been developed with the combined expertise of CMHA BC and go2HR. Look for evolving content on all of our communication channels about resources specific to the tourism and hospitality industry that help employers address mental health and wellness in their workplace.
Now more than ever, tourism and hospitality employers need help to access tools and resources to support themselves and their staff through challenging times.
- go2HR continues to partner with key organizations to bring valuable tools to our industry.
- In April 2021, the BC Chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association launched a digital hub with tools and resources to support mental wellness in the tourism and hospitality industry.
- go2HR partnership with the BC Canadian Mental Health Association has created an online portal for mental health and wellness resources specifically for the tourism and hospitality industry.
Dealing with stress and burnout? The following resources are available to assist you in handling these issues:
- Workplace Strategies for Mental Health: Preventing Burnout.
- Workplace Strategies for Mental Health: Burnout Response for Leaders.
- Learning to Recharge booklet: Calming Strategies.
- Putting balance on the agenda, a workshop handout.
- How does stress show up for me? worksheet.
- Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, a book by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. & Amelia Nagoski D.M.A.
- Completing the Stress Cycle, a guide by Sarah Watson, RCC.