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What's New
May 5: Blue Elephants Help Fight Stigma at Mount Allison University (Video)

Apr 21: The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health congratulates the government on Funding announcements for Mental Health Organizations, Research and Services. (PDF)

Apr 20: The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Opens Nominations For the 13th Annual Faces of Mental Illness Campaign. (PDF)


De-Stigmatizing Practices and Mental Illness: Nurses Working Together to Support Mental Health and Well-Being



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 some 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 facebook group "Mental Health in the Workplace" where we regularly post on current 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:

  • 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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