This presentation was given at the Creating and Sustaining Psychologically
Healthy Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice conference that was held
on June 26-27, 2014.
more presentations from this conference.
Vancouver Coastal Health has responded to both the increase in mental health
cases and WorkSafeBC's new mental health claims legislation by launching a major
new initiative to reduce bullying and disrespectful behaviour. The initiative is
being piloted in the operating rooms in the province’s largest hospital where a
stressful work environment and disrespect have existed for many years.
Following the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify and discuss what action steps Vancouver Coastal Health undertook at
different levels within their organization to enhance and promote workplace
mental health in a large healthcare facility.
- Describe components of the evaluation framework used to assess the impact of
their multi-level intervention program
VP, Employee Engagement,
Vancouver Coastal Health
Anne leads an Employee Engagement team at Vancouver Coastal Health
which provides human resource services to 20,000 employees as well as physicians
and volunteers. Anne has actualized her passion for Organizational Development
into a series of leading edge human resource programs including the No Bullying
Healthy Workplace Climate Initiative, the Attendance Wellness Program and the
All One Team Workability program. Prior to joining Vancouver Coastal Health,
Anne was the Chief Operating Officer of the BC Nurses Union and spent 20 years
negotiating contracts on behalf of unions in British Columbia. She believes
strongly that collaboration with unions is a key factor in achieving progressive
change in the health care system. Anne has a master’s degree in Organizational
Design and Development from the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara California
and B.Sc. Sociology Hons. with a major in Modern Industrial Societies from
Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.