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  • Access to online articles with helpful information
  • Ability to submit an online form asking a counselor to contact you
  • Topics covering working life, wellness, parenting, management, etc.

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  • Invoicing reflective of the active populations under your account
  • Access reporting with case trends, disruptive issues, utilization

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Managing Psychosocial Risks in the Workplace

  • 28 May 2024
  • 2 months


Melissa Hughes, Business Solutions Director (Canada)

Melissa Hughes joined Workplace Options four years ago, bringing with her a comprehensive toolbox of employee health and wellness from over 20+ years in absence management, benefits administration, employee support, and as a volunteer crisis responder for Halton police, a rich understanding of the needs for individual and organizational health and resiliency.

Barbara Veder, Advocate for Workplace Culture, Leadership Development, and Mental Health Program Excellence

Named one of Digital Health Canada’s 2020 Women Leaders in Digital Health, Barbara is recognized around the world for her clinical expertise as an EAP Best Practice Leader and Digital Behavioural Health expert, and for her published research and counsellor education initiatives. Barb is a mentor and role model in the Digital Mental Health industry with a passion for building strong teams and developing talent. She is a recognized speaker at key industry events around the globe and has been an active participant on many Boards and Committees.

Additionally, she is a strategic leader with demonstrated skills in providing executive leadership support to clients and creating alliances and partnerships, and program research and development. With a proven record of developing, supporting, and overseeing the clinical direction, sales and core business strategies, operating budgets, and innovative product development, Barbara guarantees and exceeds service best practice, quality, and operational efficiency targets.

She has successfully managed large, diverse, and complex global operational teams. She guides her teams to look for solutions that combine clinical best practice with digital platforms, building on traditional clinical treatment options with digital total wellbeing solutions, in order to bring services to clients in ways that were not possible before.

Non-physical factors in the workplace can become detrimental to employees’ health and wellbeing. When poorly addressed, factors such as workload, change management and team dynamics become psychosocial hazards. These hazards can threaten the mental and physical wellbeing of employees and may lead to poor outcomes such as loss of concentration, poor decision-making, risky behaviours, increased error rate, reduced effectiveness and productivity, depression, and anxiety.

Workplace Options is organizing a training session designed to help leaders identify psychosocial risks and hazards and understand how they can be managed to promote employee wellbeing.

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Workplace Options helps employees balance their work, family, and personal needs to become healthier, happier, and more productive, both personally and professionally. The company’s world-class employee support, effectiveness, and wellbeing services provide information, resources, referrals, and consultation on a variety of issues ranging from dependent care and stress management to clinical services and wellness programs. Contact us to learn more. 

This content is intended for general information only. It does not provide specific direction, advice, or recommendations. You may wish to contact an appropriate professional for questions concerning your particular situation.

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