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Mental Health Education

combating stigma

This Web-Based Continuing Medical Education (CME) program entitled “Combating Stigma for Physicians and other Health Professionals”. This interactive online course intends to educate family physicians and specialists in the recognition of stigma related to mental illness.  The course is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to recognize attitudes and behaviours that could potentially lead to stigma as well as provide an example of a practical clinical approach to helping doctors, other healthcare professionals and patients. Course Information

Sept 19: Mental Health Fair in Hardisty aimed to open eyes and end stigma around depression and suicide (Link)

July 8: The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has announced the five Canadians selected for the 12th annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign (PDF)

May 8: Canada-Wide Defeat Depression Campaign Encourages Members of Parliament to Get Involved (PDF)

Apr 16: Ipsos Canada partners with MDSC to feature Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign and Work With Us on national Wellness Boards. (PDF)






Promoting Accessibility, March 2011

Workplace Illness to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDA), Dec. 2, 2011.

The presentation was live-broadcasted to 20 sites for AANDA employees.


Health At Work, Peterborough County-City Health Unit

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. 

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:


For more information or to request a presentation for your workplace, visit here

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