PHS

Psychological Health & Safety

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6.7 Million

This is the number of Canadians that are affected by mental health issues each and every year.

One in Five

In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health issues.

Workplace Health

Addressing workplace psychological health and safety is an essential part of an organization’s overall health strategy.

Fully Online

Our convenient, flexible delivery method allows you to learn more about mental health without interrupting your career.

The University of Fredericton Offers Four Psychological Health & Safety Certificates

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Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: Basic Level

This course is applicable to learners and employees of all levels and abilities. Candidates must have an interest in the subject.

Our Basic Certificate - Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace consists of an introductory course titled An Introduction to Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace. The course is designed to help organizations bring their employees up-to-speed on their roles in maintaining a psychologically healthy and safe work environment, providing a stronger understanding of PH&S concepts.

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Certificate in Managing Psychological Health Issues at Work

This Certificate is suitable for those in management roles supporting the individual employee experiencing emotional distress or mental health issues.

Our online Manager Certificate – Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace begins with an introductory course on PH&S concepts. The focus then shifts to managing psychological health issues of individual employees. The courses provide in-depth learning on key principles and considerations for managers in supporting employees with psychological health issues, as well as enhancing emotional intelligence skills in managing emotionally distressed employees.

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Advanced Certificate – Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

This Advanced Certificate is designed for organizational leaders implementing workplace health and safety management systems. Those working in supervisory positions within Occupational Health and Safety units, Human Resources departments, or any other department that may be responsible for implementing an overarching organizational health strategy, including mental health, will find this Certificate to be beneficial.

Our online Advanced Certificate – Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace consists of the introductory course and four additional courses. It provides a solid knowledge base about how to plan, implement and evaluate PHS programs in the context of the National Standard.

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Enhancing Workplace Resiliency

No one is impervious to the negative impacts of stress. Whether you’re a front-line worker or the CEO of a company, everyone can benefit from learning strategies and skills that help you become more resilient.

Modern-day society is such that, for most of us, stress is a daily part of our lives. When demands on us exceed our personal resources, we become more susceptible to the negative impacts of stress and it can severely inhibit performance and quality of life. Designed by Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. and Dr. Rakesh Jetly, the Enhancing Workplace Resiliency program teaches effective coping mechanisms and strategies that lead to more productive, healthier and well-balanced lives - at work and at home.

Course Details
Basic Certificate (1 course)
Manager Certificate (3 courses)
Advanced Certificate (5 courses)
Enhancing Workplace Resiliency (1 course)
To learn more about the courses for the above programs,
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An Introduction to Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace (PHS 0100)

This is an introductory course that provides an overview of the basic concepts of psychological health and safety in the workplace and is designed for learners of all levels. Students will become familiar with the basics of psychological health and safety (PHS); understand the legal, health and business case for implementing a PHS strategy within their workplace; obtain an understanding of the developments that lead to the creation of the National Standard; and be equipped with tools to begin implementing a psychological health and safety strategy within their organization. [Basic, Manager & Advanced Certificates]

Key Principles for Managers (PHS 0210)

This is an introductory course that provides managers with an overview of the basic issues that arise when managing psychological health issues at work. The course identifies fundamental concepts in dealing with psychological health issues in the workplace for managers and provides practical strategies for managers to respond more effectively in supporting employees with psychological health issues. [Manager Certificate]

Enhancing Managers' Emotional Intelligence Skills (PHS 0220)

This is an advanced course that provides skills and strategies managers can use to enhance their emotional intelligence skills in the workplace. Students will gain an understanding of their strengths as managers and identify areas for improvement; learn how to understand and manage their own negative emotions and reactions; learn how to understand and manage others’ negative emotions and reactions; learn how to implement effective communication strategies; will understand solution-focused resolution of worker conflict; and will learn about effective performance management. [Manager Certificate]

Guiding Principles of the National Standard (PHS 0110)

This course will provide students with an overview of the guiding principles of the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CSA Z1003/BNQ9700). Key topics include legal requirements associated with psychological health and safety applicable to the organization; respectful relationships and confidentiality; commitment and leadership; active engagement and participation of all workplace stakeholders; incorporation of psychological health and safety into existing organizational processes and policies; and development of knowledge and skills for those managing work arrangements, organization, processes and/or people. [Advanced Certificate]

Psychological Health & Safety: Planning (PHS 0120)

This course will provide students with the necessary skills to establish appropriate organizational objectives and targets with respect to psychological health and safety. Key topics covered will include: planning for management of psychological health and safety in the workplace, including assessing organizational impacts; identifying organizational data relevant to psychological health and safety; conducting an organizational review; conducting an organizational survey; analyzing and preparing a summary of results; and understanding psychosocial factors and the impact on workplaces. [Advanced Certificate]

Psychological Health & Safety: Implementation (PHS 0130)

This course provides students with the necessary skills to implement a psychological health and safety strategy within their organization. Key topics include: selecting an organization-appropriate strategy using a quality framework approach; creating an implementation plan and embedding evaluation throughout; identifying internal and external resources; considering long-term and unintended consequences; managing critical events and change management in a psychologically safe manner; and effective organizational responses. [Advanced Certificate]

Psychological Health & Safety: Evaluation, Corrective Action & Continual Improvement (PHS 0140)

This course will provide students with an overview of evaluating the impacts of psychological health and safety procedures, including taking preventive and corrective action and continual improvement. Topics include: understanding the components of effective and appropriate evaluation; performance measurement; conducting scheduled management reviews; taking preventive and corrective action; ensuring continual improvement; and, reviewing and updating organizational policies and procedures. [Advanced Certificate]

Enhancing Workplace Resiliency (EWR 001)

Through the 6-module Enhancing Workplace Resiliency course created by the University of Fredericton, students learn the strategies and skills needed to enhance their effectiveness and resiliency, in both their work and personal lives. [Enhancing Workplace Resiliency]

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Program Tuition & Fees

2019 – 2020 Academic Year (CAD)

Basic Certificate

Tuition for the Basic PHS Certificate is $575.

Manager Certificate

Tuition for the full Manager Certificate is $1,725 if paid by course (3 x $575 per course) or $1,550 (discounted rate) if paid in total upfront.

Advanced Certificate

Tuition for the full Advanced Certificate is $2,875 if paid by course (3 x $575 per course) or $2,575 (discounted rate) if paid in total upfront.

Enhancing Workplace Resiliency

Tuition for Enhancing Workplace Resiliency is $299.

UFred's Online Experience

UFred’s online students can expect:

 

  • An online campus that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can access your learning at your convenience from home, office or any other location that has an Internet-connected computer.
  • An open registration format that frees you from traditional academic calendar schedules, giving you the freedom to learn when it best suits your schedule.
  • Substantial savings realized by sponsoring agents through low training costs, reductions in training time, elimination of travel requirements, plus improvement in staff retention and productivity.
  • Everything you need to accomplish the learning objectives, provided via internet delivery.

Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych

Program Lead for the Centre for Psychological Health Sciences

Dr. Joti Samra is a national thought leader on issues relating to psychological health, wellness and resiliency. She is the CEO and Founder of MyWorkplaceHealth.com, a full-suite national workplace consulting firm and DrJotiSamra.com, an expanding in-office and virtual health clinic and counselling practice. Dr. Samra is also the Program Lead for the online Centre for Psychological Health Sciences at UFred. In collaboration with UFred, she has developed a number of courses and certificates for workplace leaders, managers and employees.

“You can’t easily apply the traditional industry occupational health and safety practices into the health care environment. So, the Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace philosophy bridges that human factor gap by building on safety culture in healthcare. We can use the Psychological Health and Safety Standard to compel the employer to look at other causation factors rather than blaming the worker.”

 

Michele Chase, COHS, CPHR
UFred Alumna

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