HEALTH PROMOTION

Health Promotion is a process of supporting, training, and encouraging others in the pursuit of well-being in areas including, Physical, Emotional, Occupational, Environmental, etc.


Our main goal has been to keep the Fishing Industry safe, and to do so, we also need to focus on Health and Wellness.

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Background

Health and Wellness is a common thread among many of the issues we have been noticing:

  • Presenteeism - physically at work but not mentally at work.

  • Absenteeism

  • Worker retention

  • High Turn-over rates

  • Low job satisfaction

  • Seasonal working

  • Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Burnout/ Fatigue

What is the situation?

Fish Safe NS completed a survey with the fishing industry and from the results gathered it was clear that more focus needed to be put on Health Promotion, specifically Mental Health & Wellness.

 

  • 85% of people voted that their needed to be more focus placed on mental health and wellness in the Nova Scotia Seafood Industry.

 

  • 89% of people voted that because of where they live/work it is harder to access mental health resources.

 

  • 95% of people voted that health and fitness is important to them.

 

  • 67% of people voted that stress is affecting their personal life

Our Vision:

To promote health and wellness in the workplace. To reduce stigma and negative attitudes towards those struggling with poor mental health, create a more supportive environment for all, and reduce WCB rates.

There has been a misconception by many that there will be pushback or resistance to mental health and wellness – however, our discussions lead us to believe the complete opposite. We receive consistent interest in implementing new strategies and programs to improve wellness in the workplace, such as offering mental health training.

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Physical
Health

Learn how to prevent injuries from occurring, with training created specifically for Seafood companies.

Mental
Health

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Learn how we are shining a spotlight on Mental Health within the Fishing Industry!

Resources & Training

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Find out what Mental Health and Wellness resources & training are available to Nova Scotia Seafood companies.

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Get
Involved

Ready to make your workplace healthy now and future generations?!

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THE RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS OUTLINED ON THIS SITE DO NOT REPLACE THE ADVICE OR GUIDANCE PROVIDED BY MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911 OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.