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What is CMHA?

What is CMHA? The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is one of the oldest continuing nation-wide charitable health organizations in Canada. CMHA’s broad mandate is to promote the mental health of all people and support the resilience and recovery of...

Supporting an employee’s return to work

The fundamentals Ask your employee what they need Set benchmarks Lead by example The fundamentals Three fundamentals must be in place for an employee’s return to work to be successful: The work itself, and the employee’s presence in the workplace,...

What is a “reasonable accommodation”?

Are there limits on the duty to accommodate? What criteria will be used to determine if the employer has met the duty to accommodate? What is undue hardship? What factors are considered in determining whether the cost of accommodation is...

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...
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