Address workplace issues
This is a good place to start. It provides a framework to identify issues and help you approach an employee who may be experiencing a mental health problem.
Identifying the Issues
Developing a Workplace Plan
Credible and action-oriented guidelines to help in the development of responses to more challenging workplace issues.
Employees Who are Caregivers
Harassment and Bullying
Helping Employees Manage Change
Impairment and Substance Use
Leadership Crisis Response
Mental Health First Aid
Sector Specific Strategies
Supportive Performance Management
Increase mental health awareness
Supporting employees with mental health issues can be stressful. The following information and strategies can help you respond and resolve issues more effectively.
A video-based resource featuring employees with mental health pressures talking about how they coped, and what they did to reclaim well-being.
Suggested wording to sensitively recommend Working Through It to someone who appears to be struggling with a mental health concern.
Using break time to improve mental health can have a positive effect on wellness and productivity. TakeYourBreak provides a new idea each week. Encourage employees to do activities on their own or as part of a team.
This may be a good place to start for basic information about mental illnesses and approaches to wellness.
Approaches to Wellness
Depression, Anxiety and Other Conditions
Exercises for Stress Reduction & Deep Relaxation
Mental Health Apps
Significant Life Stressors
Improve psychological health and safety
Use this series of presentations to facilitate discussions related to improving psychological health and safety with your team.
Assess your organization’s leadership approaches as they relate to the requirements of the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and evidence showing that employees who work for psychologically safe leaders are more likely to report higher job satisfaction and engagement, better workplace relationships, and better psychological well-being.
A Certified Human Resources Professional provides suggestions to help minimize the psychological risk to various workplace stakeholders during the termination of an employee.
Practical policies and prevention strategies that eliminate or mitigate risks to psychological health and safety.
Addressing Domestic Violence
Bereavement Leave Policy
Building Emotional Intelligence
Framework to Help Eliminate Stigma Impairment Policy
Inclusivity and Discrimination
Peer Support Programs
Preventing Chronic Mental Stress