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Standards, Reports, Toolkits & Guides

Standards a level of quality or attainment.

Reports – a documented account given of a particular matter.

Toolkits – a personal set of resources, abilities, or skills.

Guides – a document that advises a particular course of action.

Below is a collection of standards, reports, toolkits and guides for health and well-being.

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Assembling the Pieces - Implementation Handbook Learn More

Implementation guide for the National Standard of Canada Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. 

Bullying and Violence in the Workplace Learn More

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

Creating Environments for Flourishing Learn More

Using innovation, evidence, and community to support and improve the emotional and behavioural health of students (Georgetown University – 2020).

Mental Health and the Learning Environment: A toolkit for faculty and staff Learn More

Helps faculty and teaching staff take steps within the classroom in a collective effort to support student mental health. This toolkit’s recommendations can be a support for faculty working to embed mental well-being into everyday practice. 

McMaster's Discrimination & 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.  

Mental Health, Substance Use, and Wellbeing in Higher Education Learn More

Mental Health, Substance Use, and Wellbeing in Higher Education?lays out a variety of possible strategies and approaches to meet increasing demand for mental health and substance use services, based on the available evidence on the nature of the issues and what works in various situations.  

National Standard for Mental Health and Wellbeing for Post-Secondary Students (Canada) Learn More

The first of its kind in the world — is a set of flexible, voluntary guidelines to help PSIs support the mental-health and well-being of their students. 

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Learn More

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace?is a voluntary standard that specifies requirements for a documented and systematic approach to develop and sustain a psychologically healthy & safe workplace. 

Responding to Students in Distress or Difficulty Learn More

The 6 Rs: Steps in helping a student in distress or difficulty recognize, reach out, rate, respond, review, and reflect. 

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Students in Higher Education Learn More

Developed to help faculty, administration and campus staff learn how to recognize, respond and refer students experiencing mental health issues on campus. 

Return to the Workplace: A psychological toolkit for heading back to work Learn More

This toolkit aims to take a meaningful approach in offering guidance on how to support mental health concerns with respect to the pandemic for a variety of organizations. The suggestions provided are meant to enhance the supports available to individuals during this challenging transition. 

The COVID-19 Return to Work Guide for Canadian Organizations Learn More

As a Canadian business, you may be either thinking of reopening or starting to prepare to open. There are many mandatory, provincial and federal regulations you must follow to eliminate the risk of COVID-19 infections in your workplace. Some questions surrounding safety that you may be asking, in this guide, we walk you through the answers to these questions with some of the steps you must take.

Guidelines for Building Mental Health into Operations During a Pandemic Learn More

These guidelines were inspired by the need that many organizations have been facing, to ensure that employers and workers have the right tools in place to protect the mental health of workers in unexpected or uncertain times.