Bottom Line Conference 2017 – Vancouver, BC

Bottom Line Conference 2017, Canada’s top conference on workplace mental health, is coming up fast. Taking place February 21-22, 2017 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, this year’s theme is Transforming Workplace Culture: Agents and Allies.  From the CMHA: The...

What people are saying about MHW

What people are saying about Mental Health Works Through our evaluation process, we gather the thoughts and feedback of our MHW Core workshop participants. Here is a small sample of what they’ve been saying: “Great presenter that kept my attention!”...

Sample Workplan B

Sample Workplan B This sample workplan agreement is meant to provide a basis for conversation between an employee and an employer when there is a mutual goal of keeping the employee in the workplace as a productive, contributing member through...

Sample Workplan A

Sample Workplan A This sample workplan agreement is meant to provide a basis for conversation between an employee and an employer when there is a mutual goal of keeping the employee in the workplace as a productive, contributing member through...

Conversations that Consider Needs

Conversations that Consider Needs There is a four-step process that can help us have conversations that consider our own needs and the needs of another person. Being aware of what our needs are and if they are met or unmet....

How can I explain my mental health problem to co-workers?

How can I explain my mental health problem to co-workers? Privacy is your right Your mental health problem is a medical problem, and you have the right to keep that information private. You’re not required to tell anyone else about...

Bottom Line Conference 2016 – Vancouver, BC

CMHA’s National Bottom Line Conference   The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) annual National Bottom Line Conference brings together business leaders, union representatives, policy-makers, researchers, and workers to improve mental health in Canadian workplaces. A national stage In 2013, at...

When an Employee has a Substance Related Problem

Your role as manager or supervisor: It is not to diagnose or counsel. In fact, it is unethical for someone in a relationship with power over another to engage in this type of help. Have a list of resources both...

How do I hire someone with a mental health problem?

How can I approach hiring to include people with disabilities, including those with mental health problems? Job description Job descriptions should differentiate between essential and non-essential duties. Include any interpersonal or “emotional” competencies that the job requires, such as the...

How can the workplace contribute to mental health problems?

How can the workplace contribute to or create mental health problems? A healthy workplace can contribute to the mental health of its employees. When good management practices are in place and employees are valued and respected, the workplace is unlikely...
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