Working while stressed or ill

Information on how to work successfully while living with ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, dyslexia, menopause,  or stress.

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Working with ADHD


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 

The symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can create challenges for the adult in the workplace, just as they do for children in school. Resources are provided to promote understanding, education and advocacy and getting support. 

Centre for ADHS Awareness, Canada (CADDAC)

CADDAC is a Canadian national charitable  organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with ADHD through ADHD awareness, education and advocacy.

Working with anxiety   

Anxiety in adults

Anxiety Canada provides helpful approaches that can be used for multiple anxiety problems, so that even if you have 2, 3, or more disorders, many of the same tools can be used for all of them.

Workplace Wellness – Not an Oxymoron Anymore?

Article by Anxiety Canada includes a review of stress in the workplace and "Five Steps for Managing Workplace Anxiety.

Working with autism


EmploymentWorks Canada (EWC) is a newly designed program that offers employment preparedness training for individuals ages 15-29 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who are no longer attending school and are seeking opportunities to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to obtain sustainable employment.


The Centre for Autism Services Alberta is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Centre’s vision is to support individuals with autism in leading meaningful, engaged lives. 

Working with depression

The Anti-Depressant Skills Workbook

Workbook provides an overview of depression, information on ways to manage it according to the best available research, and a step-by-step guide to changing patterns that trigger depression.

Working with dyslexia

7 Tips for working with dyslexia

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning difficulties affecting both children and adults. Article by Touch-type Read & Spell outlines strategies for people experiencing Dyslexia to use at work. 

Dyslexia in the Workplace | PDF

Booklet, courtesy of the Canadian Dyslexia Association, is written to help the hundreds of adults still struggling with ‘‘unrecognized’’ dyslexia in the workplace. Copyright©2002 Revised 2005 by Louise Brazeau-Ward.

Working during menopause


Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (FOM): Guidance on Menopause and the Workplace | PDF

This guide is aimed at women going through menopause and experiencing the impact it has on their working lives. It also offers employers practical guidance on how to improve workplace environments for menopausal women.

Menopause and U

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) has gathered the most trustworthy, up-to-date, and evidence-based information about menopause, here, together on one site.

Working while stressed


Mind: Work and Stress

Explains how you can be mentally healthy at work, providing practical suggestions for what you can do.

Caregiver resources

Provides tips and strategies to make it easier to advocate for the health and well-being of our loved ones. This includes information on government services, seniors, health, finances and self-care.

Financial stress

Offers resources to help cope with financial stress. Take action to regain control of money issues related to personal finances, student debt and more.

Managing stress

Learn how to manage your reactions to stress and protect your well-being.



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