Psychological safety (speaking up about ideas and concerns, free from interpersonal risk) is essential in high-risk environments, such as healthcare settings.
This study, Enhancing psychological safety in mental health services, considers this issue within the context of mental health services. It provides an overview of the types of strategies and interventions for increasing the ethos of psychological safety and setting the foundations for delivering an organisation-wide programme on this topic. It also lists of key targeted areas in mental health that would maximally benefit from increasing psychological safety, both in clinical and non-clinical settings.
- Psychological safety as a cornerstone of improvement: blog by Joe Rafferty, Mersey Care
- Psychological safety and the critical role of leadership development (McKinsey and Company)
- The role of psychological safety in diversity and inclusion (Amy Edmondson)
- Three ways to create psychological safety in healthcare (Institute for Healthcare Improvement)