Lessons from a Decade of Progress on Workplace Mental Health

Lessons from a Decade of Progress on Workplace Mental Health

Read my blog on workplace mental health at the SANDBOX, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan’s (ASEBP) blog site. This site features blogs with ideas for promoting employee wellness in Alberta’s schools and school jurisdictions — and beyond. To quote the site: “The Sandbox stands out as the comprehensive support system for workplace wellness champions in the K-12 education system in Alberta.”

Designing work to achieve well-being and service improvements


Keynote talk by Graham Lowe at the 2017 Healthy Workplaces Conference.

Description: Drawing on the latest evidence about workplace wellness and organizational performance, Graham will provide practical insights that will help you to be an effective wellness leader. His talk will address 3 questions: 1) What are the ingredients of a successful workplace wellness strategy?; 2) How can you link a healthy and safe work environment to your organization’s strategic goals? 3) As a wellness leader, how can you guide your organization down the path to being truly healthy?

 2017 Healthy Workplaces Conference   

The Lister Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Friday, October 13, 2017

For more information and to register:  http://hwhp.ca/index.html

Sponsored by The Healthy Workplaces for Helping Professions Project

Building a Culture of Health and Safety

We welcome you to this half day seminar on “Building a Culture of Health and Safety” presented by UBC Okanagan, Andrew Peller Limited and WorkSafeBC. 

The benefits of a positive workplace culture can’t be ignored. This workshop provides safety professionals, human resource professionals, supervisors, management leaders and others with basic principles to help you engage your organization in building a culture of health and safety. Join our accomplished community speakers Graham Lowe and Tracey Hawthorn as they share their insights and perspectives on achieving safer, healthier and more productive workplaces.

“Make Safety a Habit” and participate with us in North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week 2017. NAOSH week is May 7-13. 

Date:  Friday May 12th, 2017   Time:  8:00am –  11:30am Location:  UBC Okanagan University Centre (UNC) Room 200 Cost:  No Charge – Registration Required  (http://www.riskmanagement.ok.ubc.ca/registration

Designing Work to Improve Well-being and Performance

I will be presenting a talk on “Designing Work to Improve Well-being and Performance” at the Conference Board’s Council on Workplace Health and Wellness in Vancouver, May 25, 2017

The talk is based on my new book, with Frank Graves, Redesigning Work. Here is a description of the talk:

Canadians’ quality of life is above average compared with other nations, yet we have the potential to do better. For this to happen, we must connect the quality of work with the overall quality of life. Evidence presented in my new book (with Frank Graves), Redesigning Work, show rising levels of job stress, work-life conflict and job dissatisfaction among Canadians over the past decade. These work problems detract from a person’s quality of life, as well as from their job performance. In this presentation, I will explore how modest changes in people’s jobs and workplaces – changes that reflect what they want and need – will improve overall well-being, raise work engagement levels and result in a more innovative, collaborative and effective workforce.