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Mental Health at McMaster

McMaster Okanagan Office of Health & Well-being


Mistreatment: intentional or unintentional, disrespectful treatment of an individual (or group) that has or may have the effect of creating an intimidating, humiliating, hostile or offensive work or learning environment for the individual in that circumstance.


Examples of mistreatment include sexual harassment; discrimination or harassment based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation; humiliation, psychological or physical punishment; and the use of grading and other forms of assessment in a punitive manner.

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Protecting Ourselves Against Bullying - WSMH Learn More

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health (WSMH) developed protective self-care strategies to use both at and outside of work against bullying.

Bullying and Violence in the Workplace Learn More

A pocket guide to defining, identifying and dealing with bullying in the workplace.  

Discrimination and Harassment Intervention Learn More

Address discrimination and promote inclusivity through your policies and processes. This creates a positive environment and supports all employees to thrive and succeed. 

FHS Professionalism Office Learn More

The focus is to attend to issues of professionalism in an objective, impartial, empathetic and confidential manner. They can provide a listening ear, advice, options and advocacy. 

McMaster's Discrimination and Harassment Guide Learn More

Information on how to Recognize, Respond and Refer within the McMaster environment in terms of issues relating to discrimination and harassment.  

Workplace Bullying Learn More

Bullying is a serious issue in workplaces across Australia and a risk factor for anxiety, depression and suicide. 

Working with a Bully Learn More

Tips on how to deal with a bully in your workplace.

Integrating social justice-based conflict resolution into higher education settings: Faculty, staff, and student professional development through mediation training Learn More

This paper will share highlights of an approach used to target professional development of faculty and staff at one of the largest public, land grant, research-intensive universities in the United States. 

Conflict Management and Prevention Learn More

Resources, tools and strategies to help health care leaders prevent and address the unfortunate reality of bullying, harassment and other conflicts. 

Challenged Academic Units Learn More

One focus of this assessment is to consider the causes and manifestations of conflict within academic units. While you cannot change the conduct of your colleagues, you can affect how problems play out by changing how you think about and react to conflicts?when they arise.?Here are five ways to?manage conflicts and disputes.??