Accommodation and return to work
This describes a process that can help you work with the employee to identify challenges, discuss solutions and develop a plan to support success at work. It is particularly helpful when supporting employees who may be experiencing mental health concerns.
Identifying the Issues
Developing a Workplace Plan
Learn about strategies that have been successful for other employees who have experienced mental health concerns, including depression and anxiety.
The Duty to Accommodate
Supporting Employee Success - A Tool to Plan Accommodations
A video-based resource to help employees understand and work through the disability management process. A disability manager shares tips and strategies to help employees navigate the disability system.
Responding to Issues
Help ensure effective response 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
Promote psychological health and safety
The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace indicates that occupational health professionals have a role to play in promoting psychological health and preventing risks to psychological safety. The following resources can help you in this area.
A framework for workplace psychological health and safety that aligns with the National Standard.
Creating Your Own Workplace Plan
Healthy Break Activities
Helping Troubled Co-Workers
Help Your Supervisor Help You
My Boss is Stressing Me Out
Protecting ourselves against bullying
What is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
Working Through It – Virtual Peer Support
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
Mental health and wellness
Free and credible resources are provided to help plan cost-effective workplace wellness activities.
Vice President, Marketing, Membership and Professional Development, Human Resources Professional Association
RN, Occupational Health and Safety, University of Waterloo, said of psychological health and safety in the workplace: “It's top down, bottom up. We all need help and we all need to support one another.”