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UFred forms partnership with CERC to promote Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace programs

The University of Fredericton is pleased to partner with the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) to provide Psychological Health and Safety (PHS) in the Workplace training programs to CERC members at a special rate.


Psychological health and wellness training includes theory and application. The programs include a Certificate in PHS in the Workplace at three levels:


  • Basic – An introduction to PHS in the Workplace.
  • Manager – Includes an Introduction to PHS in the Workplace; Key Principles for Managers and Enhancing Managers’ Emotional Intelligence.
  • Advanced – Includes an Introduction to PHS in the Workplace; Guiding Principles of the National Standard; PHS: Planning; PHS: Implementation and PHS: Evaluation, Corrective Action & Continual Improvement.


In addition, members are also welcome to complete the Enhancing Workplace Resiliency program, in which participants learn effective coping mechanisms and strategies that lead to more productive, healthier and well-balanced lives, both at work and at home.


The goals of this initiative are to:


  • Reduce costs related to sick time and time away from work that is exacerbated by mental illness and mental health issues;
  • Reduce stigma as it relates to mental health in the workplace;
  • Encourage employees to seek supports as required; and
  • Proactively reach employees before psychological health and safety issues become systemic.


UFred’s approach to PHS education is to enhance participant engagement through interactivity and the use of rich media, as well as a user-friendly educational learning experience that is delivered on-demand.


CERC President and CEO Stephen Cryne says the organization is thrilled to announce the partnership.


“The programs will help our members make informed decisions about preventing and managing psychological health and safety issues in their organizations,” he added.


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