Category Archives: Mental Health in the Workplace

A mental health reminder

A relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days (or whatever your step back may be), does not decrease your value. Take your time, do some self-care, even if it’s just being proud that you got through … Continue reading

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Fact Sheet: Anxiety Disorders

Everyone experiences symptoms of anxiety, but they are generally occasional and short-lived, and do not cause problems. But when the cognitive, physical and behavioural symptoms of anxiety are persistent and severe, and anxiety causes distress in a person’s life to … Continue reading

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Mental Health Passport

Think about your mental health. What do you do to take care of it? Dedicating even a short amount of time every day to taking care of your mental health will rejuvenate you and give  you confidence. It can also … Continue reading

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Workplace Stress

Managers can be open to the concept of flexible hours and to temporarily reassigning work when they see symptoms of stress.  Additionally, they can encourage an open dialogue about the employee’s needs and attempt to work with the employee through … Continue reading

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Mental Health tips and symptoms

If you ever wanted enough information about mental illness to recognize symptoms and get tips on how to interact comfortably, this site is for you:   http://www.cmha.ca/mental-health/mental-health-brochures/  

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New Joint Learning Program workshop on mental health in the workplace

The Joint Learning Program (JLP) announces that a new workshop on Mental Health in the Workplace is now available to union members and their managers of the core public administration. • Request a workshop in your workplace This workshop reflects … Continue reading

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Leave with Income Averaging (Special Working Arrangement)

There are times when an employee needs a few weeks (up to 3 months) in order to deal with a life situation. The Public Service Alliance of Canada recognizes the possibility of that need, and the following Leave With Pay … Continue reading

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Mental Health Week (May 6-12, 2013) – A Focus on Bullying and Mental Health in the Workplace

In his recent post, Mr. Todd Panas speaks out about the need for a shared commitment between union  and management to address bullying in the workplace and reduce toxic work environments for improved employee mental health and performance.

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The Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) website: http://www.cmha.ca/, is a place where anyone can find critical information about mental health and how to deal with day-to-day problems that create stress or depression.

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Emergency Distress Lines for Ottawa & Region

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