Tracey Hawthorn is a certified Psychological Health & Safety (PH&S) Advisor. She is a passionate, out of the box thinker that focuses on wellbeing and has extensive experience and training in workplace wellbeing, psychological health & safety, suicide prevention, rehabilitation, return to work and accommodation.
Tracey has created and provided many workshops for organizations on duty to inquire and accommodation, bullying & harassment and the National Standard on Psychological Health & Safety, and is known for her expertise on prevention and education of psychological health and safety. She has assisted in the creation, implementation, follow up and focus groups for Work Environment and Engagement Surveys with the BC government and with University of British Columbia (UBC). She has also assisted small to medium size employers with assessing and planning for psychological health & safety through surveys, focus groups and interviews. Tracey is passionate about workplace health as she spent many years helping people return to work and stay at work when they were struggling with health and mental health challenges.
Prior to joining MyWorkplaceHealth, Tracey was the Director of Wellbeing and the Work Re-Integration and Accommodation Program Coordinator for the UBC Okanagan campus, the Project Lead for the Health & Wellness Plan for Okanagan College, and Consultant for the Canadian Mental Health Association. She is a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid and Question, Persuade and Refer for Suicide Prevention (QPR), a certified National Psychological Health & Safety Adviser and Trainer and has completed training on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She gave input into the National Standard for Psychological Health & Safety for Post-Secondary Students and was the lead for the University of British Columbia Mental Health Network and the Okanagan Campus for Thrive-Building Positive Mental Health for All.
Tracey holds a Post Graduate Science Degree in Physiotherapy and an Undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with a major in Neuropsychology. Tracey’s work with respect to mental health in the workplace has led to one local and two national awards.