2012 Health and Safety Conference
The 2012 Health and Safety Conference took place on April 14 and 15, 2012, with this year’s theme being Mental Health.
The theme of mental health was chosen for this conference specifically because of its importance to our members at this uncertain time of job cuts. PSAC members are undergoing a time of high stress and insecurity, which takes a toll on mental health.
This affects all our members. Not knowing whether your employment will be targeted, while seeing friends and colleagues lose their jobs, or be shifted around to other locations or departments takes a personal toll.
While at the same time, members are seeing their workloads continuously increase, with the expectation from management that they will shoulder the burden of doing more with less people.
We see the affects of this stress, as it follows us home to our families and loved ones and takes a toll on our emotional wellbeing. Often, this suffering is done in silence, due to the shame and stigma that continues to surround mental health.
View the Conference materials, which are available online on our Wiki site: https://sites.google.com/site/psacontariohandsconference2012/