Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

psychological health

Identifying and understanding psychological health is complex, and is affected by many different factors. Life can be full of hardships and setbacks. In order to cope with these challenges, people may need to seek help from psychologists, psychotherapists, or other professionals. This is why it is important to understand how psychological health can impact an individual’s life.

Psychological health includes both physical and emotional health. It involves coping with everyday stress and expressing positive moods, including feeling satisfied, peaceful, and happy. Moreover, it involves recognizing the causes of stress and learning how to control stressful situations. Behavioral and social factors are also involved, as they can influence an individual’s physical well-being. For example, someone who has gone through a difficult time in their childhood or family might use alcohol or other numbing substances to deal with their pain.

In the workplace, it is crucial to create a safe environment for employees. The Mental Health Commission of Canada estimates that 500,000 Canadians don’t go to work due to psychological health issues every week. However, many employers aren’t taking adequate actions to make their workplaces safer. In order to create a safe workplace, employers need to take reasonable actions to create a supportive atmosphere for their employees. This Guideline introduces the concept of psychological health in the workplace, and provides practical strategies for various levels of an organization.

The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace is a voluntary set of guidelines and tools. These tools can help organizations manage their risk for workplace incidents involving psychological health, and provide the best return on their investment. They can help reduce employee turnover, increase productivity, and decrease health care costs.

The study was a part of a wider research project that aimed to identify risk factors for the psychological health of university students. It compared psychological health in pre-pandemic and post-pandemic students. The findings show that during the pandemic, students reported significantly higher levels of clinically relevant psychological symptoms. This is likely due to the heightened stress of the pandemic. The study’s results may assist policymakers in preparing for and responding to the pandemic. This information could also facilitate development of tailored interventions for the treatment of psychological health.

The study included 545 university students from Southern Italy and 506 post-pandemic women. Both groups of participants provided informed consent. The study used t-tests to compare the mean psychological symptoms during the pre-pandemic period and during the pandemic. A Benjamini-Hochberg False Discovery Rate (FDR) multiple testing correction was used to avoid a false positive in t-tests.

The study is part of a larger research project that aims to analyze the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on university students’ customary lives. The pandemic has impacted a variety of aspects of university students’ lives, including their relationships, their academic performance, and their overall psychological health. The study compares the mean scores of COVID-19-related stressors in students before the pandemic, during the pandemic, and after the pandemic. The study found that the perceived stress level related to Academic Life had not decreased since the pandemic, while the perceived stress level related to Relationships had increased. This indicates that the psychological health of university students has been impacted by the pandemic, and may be exacerbated by other factors.