SUMMARY: Use these links to information, tools and resources to learn about managing your own mental health in the workplace, how to help your supervisor help you and how to work alongside co-workers who may be struggling with mental health issues.

Maintain your own mental health

This may be a good place to start for basic information about mental health and mental illness.

Videos feature employees with mental health pressures talking about how they coped, and what they did to reclaim
well-being.

One employee's experience of depression in the workplace with several valuable suggestions. Courtesy of Mental Health Works.

Sign up to receive free weekly emails that include links to a Working Through It video or document that can help you identify and address issues, and increase your own mental health awareness.

Using break time to improve mental health can have a positive effect on wellness and productivity. TakeYourBreak provides a new idea each week. Do the activities on your own or as part of a team.

EAPs are provided by some employers and can be a valuable resource for employees. The Employee Assistance Society of North America provides additional information to help you consider how your EAP may be helpful to you and your family.

Four-part relaxation and stress management videos courtesy of University Health Network.

Stress Management Tool
Stress Strategies
uses a practical, problem-solving approach to help you identify and address the source of stress in your life.

Self-protective strategies for employees who are experiencing bullying.


Dealing with co-workers

In rare cases, you may be concerned that your co-worker may be experiencing psychosis. Information from Mental Health First Aid provides some strategies to respond more effectively until professional help is available.

This article provides advice on how to be supportive and work effectively with a co-worker who may be experiencing a mental health issue.


Help your supervisor help you

Support during difficult times

Often employers want to be supportive but are not sure how. Here’s helpful information about:

Grief Response

Burnout Response

Dementia Response

Employees Who Are Caregivers

This free resource helps you develop accommodations with your employer and healthcare professional to support you to do your job successfully.

An article that may help you manage your response when the behaviour of your boss is causing you concern.

Many supervisors may not have the training to manage and respond effectively to employees experiencing emotional distress. This video discusses three things you can do to help your supervisor support your success at work.

A workplace plan is a tool you can use to help figure out what changes you may need at work in order to be successful. It can be used to find what accommodations you may need, or it can be used when formal accommodation is not happening, but when workplace issues are hard to resolve.