Oct 26: MDSC President, John Starzynski, Presents Clay Williams with the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, Marg Starzynski Award for Mental Health Leadership.
Clay, through the record setting Canal Pursuit run this year, exemplified personal dedication and leadership. Gaining strength from the personal experiences within his family, Clay and the Canal Pursuit team have greatly increased awareness of mental health issues, and have rallied the running community and engaged so many people to make change and to talk about mental illness. Our most sincere congratulations and appreciation to Clay and his team.
Oct 21: GoodLife FITNESS Health & Wellness Leadership Summit
November 25th, 2015 / 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building/ Toronto, ON
Inspire the Best in Workplace Performance, Engagement and Well-Being!
Seating is Limited.
Call Today Toll Free: 1 877 348-8742 x 230 and ask about "Early Bird" Specials
Mood Disorders Society of Canada Discount Info
Oct 13: Improving workplace mental health: MDSC to speak on the scope and impact of mental health in the workplace, including suggestions for reducing presenteeism. Practical tips for a supportive workplace environment at the 8th Annual Ottawa Pathways Symposium on Health, Education and the Bottom Line Conference in Ottawa. (More Info)
Oct 2: We are happy to announce that St Francis Xavier University Student`s Union has partnered with us on the implementation of the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental illness in their community by posting EITR posters at their local school. (Read News Release)
Oct 1: We are happy to announce that Rocky Lake Junior High School has partnered with us on the implementation of the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental illness in their community by posting EITR posters at their local school. (Read News Release)
Sept 28: We are happy to announce that Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) at Trent University has partnered with us on the implementation of the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental illness in their community by posting EITR posters at their local university. (Read News Release)
Living with mental illness means not only making the effort to manage it personally, but finding ways to cope with how it can affect those who are in our lives. Some do not find the support they seek in the workplace and in certain cases, may even stop working due to the impact of stigma.
This Workplace section aims to provide both employees and employers with the information and guidance they need to promote and support positive Mental Health in the Workplace.
In addition to the information below, you are invited to join our members only Mental Health in the Workplace Facebook Group, where we regularly post on current topics for discussion.
- MDSC Annouces Mental Health in the Workplace Series (PDF)
- Section 1: Health and Wellness in the Workplace (link)
- Section 2: Developing a Workplace Policy (link)
- Section 3: Roles & Responsibilities in Developing a Workplace Policy (link)
- Section 4: Identifying Problem Areas (link)
- Section 5: Workplace Stress (link)
- Section 6: The Workplace Stress Audit (link)
- Section 7: Maintaining Work Life Balance (link)
- Section 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:
- Understand and know how to identify signs and symptoms;
- Learn about the connection between mental and physical health;
- Realize the unique health impacts in workplaces across Canada;
- Be introduced to online resources and tools to help someone you know;
- Listen to somwone who has experienced depression first hand and hear about their path to recovery;
- Learn how to create a supportive and inclusive workplace policy and/or action plan.
For more information or to request a presentation for your workplace, visit us here.
Read May 2015 E-News