Good mental health is important to functioning well at work and outside of work too.
Follow the links below for resources on how the workplace can impact mental health, how to protect your mental health at work, and the mental health services that are available to help.
- Is the workplace a factor in developing mental health problems? by Think Mental Health
- Being a Mindful Employee: An Orientation to Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace is an online course which will assist employees to understand the 13 factors that influence psychosocial health and safety in the workplace.
The assessment tools listed below and the information provided within them will not be a substitute for medical advice. If you feel that you need advice, please talk to a qualified healthcare professional.
- Canadian Mental Health Association tools:
- Workplace Strategies for Mental Health tools:
- Check Up from the Neck Up by the Mood Disorders of Canada is designed to raise awareness about mood disorders and connect people with resources to get help if they need it.
- StressAssess - Personal Edition Questionnaire by Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers provides ideas to improve psychological health and safety in your workplace and compares your results with national averages.
- Helping troubled coworkers by Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
- Supporting a friend or family member with a mental illness by Here to Help
- Suicide Prevention in the Workplace guide by the Mental Health Commission of Canada offers tips on how to spot coworkers who may be at risk of suicide, being prepared to have open conversation and providing ongoing support after a crisis or loss.
- Centre for Suicide Prevention
- Mental Health Works:
- Mental Health in the Workplace: An Accommodation Guide for Managers and Staff
- What are mental health accommodations?
- Accommodation rights and responsibilities
- What is the duty to accommodate?
- What is reasonable accommodation?
- Explaining accommodations to the other employees
- What if an accommodation is not working?
- Workplace Strategies for Mental Health:
- The Ontario Human Rights Commission explains accommodation in the Human Rights and Mental Health fact
sheetand the Disability and Human Rights brochure. Canadian Human Rights Commission:
- COVID-19 and Mental Health in the Workplace - A Human Rights Guide for Employees and Employers
Mental health crisis? Options for getting help.
- Call 911.
- Go to the nearest emergency room.
- Contact Crisis Response in Thunder Bay: 807-346-8282
District of Thunder Bay: 1-866-888-8988
Text from anywhere: 807-346-8282
- Call or text 988 to reach Canada's Suicide Crisis Helpline. Visit 988.ca to learn more.
- Contact Hope for Wellness at 1-855-242-3310 or chat online. This service is for all Indigenous people across Canada.
- Call the Connex Ontario Mental Health Helpline at 1-866-531-2600.
For additional budget-friendly mental health support services available, visit our Mental Health Support page.
For Further Information
Call the Healthy Living Program at (807) 625-5900
or toll-free at 1-888-294-6630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.