Resources for managers for mental health in the workplace

Find information to help you, as a manager, understand and manage issues related to mental health in the workplace.

If you are in distress, please contact your nearest distress centre. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department.

Resources and Services

Tools

Raising Awareness

  • The Faces of Mental Health in the Public Service

    As part of Bell Canada's efforts to reduce the stigma of mental illness, the Government of Canada's Center of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace invites you to join the dialogue in building a mentally healthier, safer, collaborative, inclusive and respectful workplace. View and share the video today!

  • Mental health in the workplace: make a difference

    View and share the Mental health in the workplace: make a difference video that demonstrates the Government of Canada's commitment to creating healthy workplaces, to keep the dialogue on mental health open, and to continue to raise awareness.

  • Federal Speakers' Bureau on Healthy Workplaces

    Learn more about the Federal Speakers' Bureau on Healthy Workplaces and how they can help you engage colleagues, staff or management within the federal public service to discuss mental health. Speakers share their personal journeys and help inspire hope through powerful, genuine and heartfelt testimonials. Visit Mental Health in the Workplace on the GC Intranet, the shared intranet for all public servants.

Taking the pulse

  • Guarding Minds @ Work

    Guarding Minds @ Work provides organizations with proactive, comprehensive ways to assess the psychological health and safety of their specific workplaces, combined with information on appropriate solutions and a method of measuring the effectiveness of those solutions.

  • APEX 2017 Executive Work and Health Survey Results

    The 2017 APEX Executive Work and Health survey paints a picture of an executive population that feels pride in their work, respected by their superiors and increasingly committed despite a high-stress, demanding work environment with constant time-pressure and an ever increasing workload.

Other tools

  • Training and learning

    Find courses and events related to mental health.

    Health Canada maintains a roster of mental health professionals with expert skills, knowledge and experience to provide a wide range of psychosocial training:

    • Development and delivery of customized training on topics across the mental health continuum (e.g., work-life balance, effective stress or anger management, respectful workplace, change management, conflict resolution, career coaching, team building) or issues that affect mental health such as nutrition, smoking cessation, fitness, dealing with chronic illnesses, etc.
    • Delivery of standardized programs such as The Road to Mental Readiness and the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Working Mind and Mental Health First Aid.

    To contact Health Canada’s Specialized Organizational Services (SOS):

  • Disability Management Cases

    Access the Handling Disability Management Cases – The Tool for guidance, from the time a case is identified, through the case management process to the successful return of the employee to work.

  • Stress Strategies

    Access the Stress Strategies tool that uses practical, problem-solving methods to help identify and address the source of our stress.

  • Is it harassment? A tool to guide employees

    Access a tool that can help and guide you when analyzing a possible situation of workplace harassment and understand what constitutes harassment under the Treasury Board policy.

  • People-to-people communication

    Explore the subject of harassment prevention and resolution in the federal workplace, and contribute to building a healthy workplace by learning key communication skills.

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