This free e-course from Canada explains psychosocial risk factors, using interactive workplace scenarios and videos that help learners understand the application of their new knowledge to mental health at work.
Being a Mindful Employee: An Orientation to Psychological Health and Safety, which is provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, can be completed in about 75 minutes. Learners can get a printable certificate if they pass the quiz at the end.
Attending to psychosocial risk factors – like excessive demands… or inadequate social support, autonomy, rewards, role clarity, civility, work/life balance, or job security – is the common denominator of good employee well-being strategies. Yet these factors remain a mystery to most wellness managers and HR directors.
The course, which is written for rank-and-file employers rather than program or company leaders, is a bit buggy, simple, and not the most polished production. But it’s an adequate introduction to psychosocial risk factors for anyone, and may be something to consider including in the onboarding of new wellness team members.