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Bottom Line Conference

CMHA’s annual national Bottom Line Conference brings together business leaders, policy-makers, researchers and workers to improve mental health in Canadian workplaces. Through interactive workshops and dynamic speakers, participants receive detailed, tangible and actionable information.

Visit the Bottom Line Conference website for more information.

 Free Online Resources

Great-West Life and the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace (the Centre) are the National Development Sponsors of CMHA’s Workforce Mental Health Collaborative.

The Centre is a leading source of free, practical tools and resources designed to help Canadian employers with the prevention, intervention and management of workplace mental health issues.

All of the Centre’s tools and resources are available on the Centre’s website in English and French to anyone, anywhere, at no cost:

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Management Training

  • Managing Mental Health Matters (scenario-based training for managers, supervisors and other leaders)

Mental Health Awareness

  • Working Through It™ (videos from real people who struggled with mental health issues at work)

Psychological Health and Safety Solutions

  • On the Agenda (videos and slide presentations on factors that influence psychological health and safety)
  • Guarding Minds @ Work™ (self-serve psychological health and safety assessment resource)
  • Psychological Health and Safety Management System (organizational framework to help develop a psychological safety program)

Promote Mental Health at Work

  • Take Your Break (daily break activity ideas for individuals in the workplace)

Free Training and Tools

  • Printable Resources and Reports (posters, brochures, booklets, guides, reports, and more).

The Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace and design are trademarks of The Great-West Life Assurance Company. Working Through It is a trademark of the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, a joint venture, and is used with permission.

Guarding Minds @ Work is a trademark of the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA) and is used with permission.

Mental Health and Work – Sheridan College

CMHA’s Workforce Mental Health Collaborative partnered with Sheridan College on a national online course that helps people who are off work and on short-term disability, due to a mental health challenge. The program enables them to return to work – confidently and productively.

The course is solution focused on a successful return-to-work outcome and applies a strengths-based approach guided by the recovery philosophy: ‘that people can and do get better’. The curriculum incorporates peer-based principles and methods to foster recovery, develop communication skills, and demonstrate self-management, self-confidence, and resilience characteristics.

For more information please check out Mental Health and Work course outline.

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