Category Archive for "Employer Resources"

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...

Introducing a new employee with a mental health problem

Introduce an employee with a mental health problem just as you would any other employee. As the Canadian Human Rights Commission puts it, “An individual’s disability should not define him or her any more than gender, race or any other...

Explaining accommodations to the other employees

One of my employees has a mental health problem. How can I explain the situation to other employees?    The co-workers of an employee with a mental illness may come to you with their concerns—maybe they’re nervous about working with...

What are mental health accommodations?

What kinds of accommodations are people with a mental health problem likely to need? There is no comprehensive list of accommodations for people who are dealing with mental health issues. Accommodations tend to be based on the individual needs of...

Accommodation rights and responsibilities

What are the accommodation rights and responsibilities of employers, employees, and unions? The employer should: Create an atmosphere in which employees are comfortable asking for accommodation. This means providing employees with information about the organization’s accommodation policy, and creating procedures...

What is the Duty to Accommodate?

What is the Duty to Accommodate? Source: Ontario Human Rights Commission. The “duty to accommodate” is the legal obligation that employers, unions, landlords and service providers have under the Ontario Human’s Right Code (and respective provincial codes in other provinces)...

Custom Solutions

Mental Health works is a full service corporate training program that strives to meet each employers unique training needs.  We offer several traditional instructor lead workshops as well as a full line of custom solutions to meet and exceed your...

Online Learning

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace: A Three-Part Online Learning Series Canadian Mental Health Association in partnership with ScholarLab is excited to announce the launch of our latest online course, Managing Health in the Workplace. Visit http://cmha.scholarlab.ca/ today to register...
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