Workplace mental health

These resources can help increase mental health awareness and support positive well−being both in and out of work.

Putting civility and respect on the agenda: Creating awareness workshop

This workshop engages your team in a discussion about what constitutes civility and respect in your unique work environment. These discussions will help cultivate a psychological healthy and safe workplace. Learn more about  Putting civility and respect on the agenda.

Putting psychological and social support on the agenda: Creating awareness workshop

This workshop engages your employees in a discussion about the type of psychological and social support they need to do their best work. These discussions will help cultivate a psychological healthy and safe workplace. Learn more about  Putting psychological and social support on the agenda.

Putting psychological competencies and demands on the agenda: Creating awareness workshop

This workshop engages your team in a discussion about how to provide or enhance the necessary psychological competencies and demands of each job. These discussions will help cultivate a psychological healthy and safe workplace. Learn more about  Putting psychological competencies and demands on the agenda.

Mental health resource list

A fillable mental health resource list for each organization to complete and distribute to employees.

Colouring pages for adults

Anyone can print these pages and colour them in for a calm, quiet break. Or you can use them during meetings for those who listen better when their hands are busy.

Mental health awareness email series

Weekly emails with videos and practical information to help you better understand the experience of mental health issues at work.

Take your break series

Weekly emails with practical and engaging break time activities that focus on helping improve mental health at work.

Videos

Hear what it felt like from people who experienced mental illness at work before they knew their diagnosis | video on YouTube

Hear directly from people who describe how they felt at work when they experienced a mental illness | video on YouTube

Individuals describe how they manage their mental illness now that they’ve received treatment | video on YouTube

Individuals describe how they manage their own mental health while dealing with work issues, such as high demands or conflict | video on YouTube

Tips for dealing with mental illness stigma in the workplace | video on YouTube

Disclosing a mental illness is a personal choice, but it can be stressful when we don’t know how it will be received by those at work. People who had to make that choice share their thoughts | video on YouTube

Individuals share how they wanted to be treated when returning to work after time off because of a mental illness | video on YouTube

Employees who experienced mental health challenges at work share their personal advice for leaders | video on YouTube

Employees who experienced mental health challenges at work share their personal advice for employers who wish to be supportive | video on YouTube

Hear from employees who reached out for help with their mental health, and who they reached out to | video on YouTube

Hear why you might reach out for peer support if you are struggling with your own mental health | video on YouTube

People who live and thrive with mental illness share how family and friends can be supportive | video on YouTube

People who, at one time, were suicidal speak about the necessity of never giving up | video on YouTube

People who, at one time, felt they would not get better share how they used hope in order to thrive | video on YouTube

Ann is a professional who was always supporting other people in need. She minimized and denied her own struggle with anxiety. Once Ann decided to take action for her own well−being, her life changed | video on YouTube

Bart was an effective and well−respected leader when he was struggling with his own mental health. The people around him were not aware of what he was going through. Bart shares his experience for the benefit of employees and employers alike | video on YouTube

Bonnie experienced debilitating panic attacks. At a time when she felt her worst, Bonnie had to be relentless in finding solutions. She shares her toolkit of ideas for keeping herself well | video on YouTube

Constantin suffered multiple traumas and turned to alcohol and drugs to cope. He eventually reached out to others and reclaimed his faith and hope. It's a journey – Constantin still experiences periods of anxiety and depression, but, with the right supports, he has been able to recognize the symptoms earlier to minimize their impact | video on YouTube

Donna is a management consultant with clinical depression, whose symptoms first appeared as the result of a physical injury. In this video, Donna discusses how she believes she is a constant work in progress | video on YouTube

Hazel attributed her symptoms to her personal situation and denied it was depression. When she was finally convinced to receive treatment, she developed significantly healthier coping strategies | video on YouTube

Marvin suffered post−traumatic stress disorder because of his military service. Today, Marvin uses the skills he learned to help others. He talks about how you can go on and live an enjoyable life when you do the work | video on YouTube

Matthew is an engineer who was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. In this video, he talks about what symptoms he experienced early on before he was diagnosed. He got through it with one small improvement once a week for 24 years – there were times when he was close to death, and times when he was thriving | video on YouTube

Melonie returns to talk to us about what it's been like in the past 10 years since we last spoke to her. She explains that the journey is not easy – there are still times when she slips and falters | video on YouTube

As someone who identifies as non−binary, Nyk has had to deal with stigma and discrimination. The experience of a mental health breakdown helped highlight the importance of embracing all aspects of who you are to live your most effective life | video on YouTube

Phillipia shares her experiences of postpartum depression. She realized she was not herself when she started disconnecting with family and lost her motivation | video on YouTube

Rosie is a professional who was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 and again in 2015. During this time, she went through both physical and mental health challenges. Rosie became confused and suicidal, as she didn't think she could bear the anxiety and pain | video on YouTube