How can I approach an employee?

You may see behavior or performance signs that suggest an employee has a mental health problem. As an employer (or a manager or supervisor) you have a responsibility both to the individual and the organization to take action if you...

Isn’t stress just part of any job?

Stress is a normal part of any life, and any job. Stress can be positive or negative, and how people react to various stressors is highly individual. But excessive negative stress (or distress) can contribute to or even cause serious...

How can I tell if someone has a mental illness?

You can’t. As an employer, manager, or supervisor, it is not your job or your responsibility to diagnose a mental health problem. However, being aware of the signs that suggest someone might be experiencing a mental illness is important. Mental...

Corporate Social Responsibility

There are many reasons to address workplace mental health issues, but none more than the social impact workplace mental health has on our family, friends and social networks.  Please Support Workplace Mental Health.

The Health Case

Mental Illness is everyone’s concern Regardless of the kind of work you do or where you are on the organizational food chain, the toughest part of your job is likely not the work itself. Chances are your greatest challenge is keeping yourself...

The Business Case

Why Mental Health Matters A strong link can be drawn between an unhealthy workplace, work-related stress, and unhealthy lifestyles (The Business Case for a Healthy Workplace, IAPA 2008). The cost of doing nothing can be higher than you imagine. Over...

The Legal and Regulatory Case

“A psychologically safe workplace is no longer a nice to do, but is now a must do” — Dr. Martin Shain Sourced from the Mental Health Commission of Canada Mental Health in the Workplace page For the first time in Canadian history, employers...
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