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

  • Financial Well-being

    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.

  • Disability Management

    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.


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.

  • 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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