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



Don't Let Others Make You Doubt Yourself
What happens when are you faced with someone who is very negative and you disagree with them?
Organizational Culture can mean different norms, meanings, values and beliefs for different employers with different expectations of their staff. Create a psychologically safe and healthy workplace using these tips from the National Standard.
The working parent time crunch
Daily transitions can be stressful for working parents and their children.


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

This activity makes a link between body and mind to lift mood.
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Break Activity

Explore new ways to monitor and build mental health strategies with these suggested apps.
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Latest News
  • There’s a great new tool to help post-secondary students protect their mental well-being by coping with stress and challenges – and it’s free! Learn more about From Surviving to Thriving: Developing Academic and Personal Resilience today!

    From Surviving to Thriving

  • We’re not just “networking” – we’re “connecting” at the #MH4A Conference Sept. 23-25 in Toronto! Find Mary Ann Baynton’s session under B3 called “Working in Isolation: Managing your own well-being while working independently”. Early bird rates until August 9. @CMHA_NTL

  • The Psychology Foundation of Canada, with support from Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, launched their new resource called 24/7: The Working Parent.  Check out their new resource.

  • In 2009 we launched the video series of people sharing their experiences of mental illness at work, off work and returning to work. This Fall, we will revisit many of the original participants as well as some great additions. Check back with us on World Mental Health Day, October 10th to view the new videos.

  • Two new resources help with the final months leading up to retirement and planning ahead to create a life of meaning after retirement. Retirement and the Retiree Interview Form help capture the knowledge and expertise that may be lost when employees retire from your organization. Taking these steps can also help employees retire with a greater sense of pride and accomplishment.  

    Retiring Well and the Questionnaire provide a series of questions to help proactively plan to the quality of life each individual desires in retirement. These resources are not about financial planning. They focus instead on the quality of life before and after retirement. Use them in your workplace for anyone considering retirement or share them with friends and family who can benefit.

  • Today, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life announced they are coming together under one brand, the new Canada Life.

    What this means for the Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace and the Workplace Strategies for Mental Health website

    The financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians has always been a key driver for the family of companies, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. This hasn’t changed.

    We, the Centre for Mental Health, will continue to be a catalyst and innovator in workplace mental health, to develop new resources and to make them available for free to anyone.

    Thank you for your ongoing collaboration and use of the tools and resources that help support psychologically healthy and safe workplaces. If you want to know more about what the new Canada Life brand is all about, visit\welcome.