Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.

The workplace can have a significant impact on our health, safety and overall well-being. Increase your understanding and recognition of mental health issues at work, develop effective approaches to promoting mental health at work, and find resources and tools to help get you there.


Poor mental health not only hurts the individual, it also impacts an organization's bottom line and ability to thrive. Having the support of their workplace can make a world of difference for workers with mental health issues.

Cost to Canadians - $50 billion on health care, lost time and work disruptions
30% of all short and long term disability claims

Workplace Benefits


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Imagine working in a highly productive environment in which you feel safe, respected and valued; the work is challenging; the demands of the job are reasonable; you have work-life balance; and your employer supports your involvement in your work and interpersonal growth and development. This is what is known as a mentally healthy workplace.

Did you know only 23% of Canadians feel comfortable talking to their employer about their mental illness for fear of facing discrimination or dismissal
21.4% of the working population in Canada currently exprerience mental health problems and illnesses

Habits for mental fitness

Get Regular
physical activity

your diet

Ask for and
offer help

Practice relaxation

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There is no “right” way to create a mentally healthy workplace. Every workplace is different. Access tools that can help you get there.

Health and Safety

An Action Guide
for Employers

An employer's guide to improving mental health care in the workplace, from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Guarding Minds at Work website

Psychological Health
and Safety Resources

A unique and free comprehensive set of resources from the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA) designed to protect and promote psychological health and safety in the workplace.

Measure Workplace
Stress App

Use this free app from CCOHS and the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers to answer a series of questions to measure your level of stress, right from your smartphone.

Measure Workplace Stress App website

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