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
Access information, tools and videos about managing your money, debt and investments, planning for retirement and protecting yourself from consumer fraud.
Employee Assistance Program
Find information about the Health Canada Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and how it can support you as an employee, but also in your role as a manager or supervisor. EAP offers soft skills advice and coaching, and help dealing with psycho-social situations that are unusual, exceptional or outside the realm of regular managerial duties (e.g. suicide, workplace crisis, etc.). If your organization does not use the services provided through Health Canada or if you are unsure who is the service provider for your organization, please consult your Human Resources sector to find out more information about your organization's Employee Assistance Program.
Find information in the Disability Management Handbook for Managers in the Federal Public Service to help you deal with mental health issues in the workplace and to promote employee wellness, workplace attachment and productivity. You can also read the summary of disability management best practices.
Duty to accommodate
Consult the Duty to Accommodate: A General Process for Managers to find information on the duty to accommodate people in the federal workplace who have special needs, and the roles and responsibilities of key players in the accommodation process.
Preventing and resolving harassment in the workplace
Learn how managers can foster a culture of respect and intervene when faced with issues related to harassment.
Restoring the workplace following a harassment complaint
Learn how to manage sensitive and complex issues related to harassment in the federal workplace with the aim of restoring a respectful work environment once a formal process has been initiated.
Improving your mental health
Find information about mental health and ways to improve it at work and in your daily life.
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.
Training and learning
Find courses and events related to mental health.
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.
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.
Explore the subject of harassment prevention and resolution in the federal workplace, and contribute to building a healthy workplace by learning key communication skills.
- Federal Public Service Workplace Mental Health Strategy
- National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Assembling the Pieces: An Implementation Guide to the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Healthy Minds @ Work – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
- Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace
- Health Partners
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