Jan 21: A former 911 operator diagnosed with PTSD aims to help prevent other operators in Canada from going through the same experience. (Link)
Jan 5: Bell Let’s Talk Day 2015 is January 28: Join the national conversation about mental health! (PDF)
Living with a mental illness means not only taking efforts to manage it, but coping with the ways in which it can affect your life and those in it. Some individuals experience negative consequences at the workplace, or even worse, stop working because of stigma.
This Workplace section of the website aims to provide both employees and employers with information and guidance on how to promote and support positive Mental Health in the Workplace.
In addition to the information below, you are invited to join our facebook group "Mental Health in the Workplace" where we will post workplace topics for discussion.
- MDSC announces Mental Health in the Workplace Series (pdf)
- No 1: Health and Wellness in the Workplace (link)
- No 2: Developing a Workplace Policy (link)
- No 3: Roles and Responsibilities in Developing a Workplace Policy (link)
- No 4: Identifying Problem Areas (link)
- No 5: Workplace Stress (link)
- No 6: The Workplace Stress Audit (link)
- No. 7: Maintaining Work Life Balance (link)
- No. 8: Promoting Wellness in the Workplace (link)
Work With Us
MDSC now proudly offers Work With Us, a free workplace-based program that supports Canadians living with depression and/or arthritis by giving them the tools they need to actively self-manage, lead healthier lives and fully engage in work. This bilingual program is available across Canada and targets both employees living with depression and/or arthritis, employers and their colleagues. By the end of the 1 hour presentation, participants will:
- Have an understanding of what depression and arthritis are;
- Understand the unique health impacts of these conditions in workplaces across Canada;
- Be introduced to effective self-management techniques and tools;
- Have learned from someone who has experienced depression first hand and found successful self-management techniques;
- Know where to access and utilize resources available to support themselves and others affected by these conditions; and
- Understand how to support an inclusive workplace environment.
For more information or to request a presentation for your workplace, visit here
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