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Title: Impact of Mental Fitness on the Workplace


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Impact of Mental Fitness on the Workplace
  • Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities

April 15, 2013
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Definitions
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Fitness
  • Mental health is not just the absence of mental
    disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being
    in which every individual realizes his or her own
    potential, can cope with the normal stresses of
    life, can work productively and fruitfully, and
    is able to make a contribution to her or his
    community.
  • WHO
  • Mental fitness is a sense of well being (positive
    thoughts and feelings) experienced when our needs
    for competence, autonomy and relatedness are met.
  • GNB

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Definitions
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Fitness
  • Mental health is not just the absence of mental
    disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being
    in which every individual realizes his or her own
    potential, can cope with the normal stresses of
    life, can work productively and fruitfully, and
    is able to make a contribution to her or his
    community.
  • WHO
  • Mental fitness is a sense of well being (positive
    thoughts and feelings) experienced when our needs
    for competence, autonomy and relatedness are met.
  • GNB

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Definitions
  • Psychological Wellness
  • Mental Fitness
  • Psychological wellness falls within a broad field
    of study that examines quality of life issues
    that share many common characteristics, such as
    happiness, life satisfaction and morale (Kozma,
    Stones McNeil, 1991). It stands to reason that
    definitions of sychological wellness abounds.
  • Mental fitness is a sense of well being (positive
    thoughts and feelings) experienced when our needs
    for competence, autonomy and relatedness are met.
  • GNB

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Mental Health
Prevention
Intervention
Promotion
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Promotion
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Mental Health Continuum
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Mental Health Continuum
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Comprehensive Workplace Wellness
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Rethinking our approach
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Comprehensive Workplace Wellness
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Comprehensive Workplace Wellness
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Mental fitness at work
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Creating an Autonomy Supportive environment by
satisfying the CAR needs
  • The research indicates
  • Increases in employees intrinsic motivation in
    the workplace (Lam Gurland, 2008)
  • Decreases in reported oppositional attitudes and
    behaviours (GNB, 2009)
  • Lower probability of smoking (GNB, 2009)
  • Increases in a sense of connectedness to the
    workplace (GNB, 2009)
  • Report fewer turn-over intentions (Lam Gurland,
    2008)
  • Greater psychological well-being (Deci Ryan,
    2000)
  • Lower rates of absenteeism (Brun Cooper, 2009)
  • Higher productivity and organizational
    effectiveness (Lowe, 2010)

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How to bring CAR in your workplace
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Best practices in workplace
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It all comes down to relationships
  • When managers are facing a bigger challenge with
    an employee, it is important to a relationship of
    trust with that employee.
  • By applying the following approach (CAR),
    managers build an environment of trust and
    respect where it will have an impact on the
    employees wellness.

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Examples of CAR approach in the workplace
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A great supervisor is a leader who can change his
approach to address the needs of the individual
he supervise.
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Discussion/Questions/Comments
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