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Improve psychological health and safety in your workplace. Support employee success when mental health is a factor.



Providing hope and help for those contemplating suicide
Suicide is a complex issue involving numerous factors, among them could be mental illness, addiction, trauma, major life changes or losses. It is important to know that unbearable feelings of despair, self-doubt, humiliation or hopelessness can happen to anyone at any age, and do not mean the person is weak or flawed.
Never Give Up


Workplace Wellness Program Ideas

Many organizations provide free and credible resources to help you plan workplace wellness activities. We have highlighted some of them here to help you develop and deliver a cost-effective program for your employees.

Themes and Ideas

Team Building

Developing shared and reasonable expectations can help reduce unnecessary stress at work and at home.
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Break Activity

The Psychology Foundation provides a tool to help us assess how we are doing and where we might need some support or help.
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Suggested Employee Communication

Never agree to keep thoughts of suicide a secret. Sometimes instinct tells us we must break confidentiality. It’s better to have someone alive and mad at you than dead by suicide and you feeling that you missed an opportunity to help them keep safe. We recommend treating this subject and the people involved with respect, dignity and compassion and don’t keep it to yourself. Know who you can connect with as this work cannot be done alone. You may, as a helper, experience thoughts and feelings that are uncomfortable. It’s OK to reach out.
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Latest News
  • The Government of Canada made a commitment to Canadians to help ensure that federally regulated workplaces, including Parliament Hill, are free from harassment and violence. Today, the government is taking the next step toward a strengthened federal framework to protect workers and support employers.

    We are consulting with Canadians to hear their opinions on the proposed regulatory framework for Bill C-65 through an online consultation. We want to know what you think about the proposed regulations, which will help shape and influence the new framework should Bill C-65 become law.
    We would like to invite you to participate in the consultation by:
    The survey is open until October 5, 2018. A summary report highlighting the key findings will be available at a later date.

  • As a friend of Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, we are pleased to offer you 15% off the 8-week course, “Begin to Transform Your Workplace Culture” if you register by July 25th.   For more information on the course, click here.  To access the special code, please email  Once you have your code, visit Deborah Connor’s website to order and enter the discount code where prompted.