Links and Resources – Stress and Mental Health

Accessibility Employer

Here are some compelling reasons for hiring someone with a disability: “11% of disabled people have their trade certificate versus 9% of able-bodied people.” “17% of disabled people have college degrees, which is the same as the able bodied population.” “Hiring workers who have a disability does not adversely affect an employer’s WSIB premiums.” “According [...]

Help Employees Improve Their Mental Health Literacy

Before we can support and provide resources to employees dealing with a mental health issue or addiction, we need to develop our mental health literacy.  Do your employees know the difference between mental health and mental illness?  Do your employees know what actions they can take to improve their mental health?  To get started, why [...]

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: An Action Guide for Employers

The Mental Health Commission of Canada has produced a resource for employers to support them in implementing the new standard.  To help you get started with this tool, there is a free 60 minute “on demand” webinar featuring the two authors of the guide.  For more information and to register visit: Source: Peterborough County-City [...]

Overview of New Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) hosted a webinar on the new Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Standard in January 2013.  A video of the webinar as well as the slides from the presentation are now available for download and viewing.  Visit the MHCC website. Source:  Peterborough County-City Health Unit

Psychological Health and Safety: Helpful Resources

LOCAL RESOURCES Canadian Mental Health Association (705) 748-6711 Community Counselling and Resource Centre (705) 742-4258 ConnexOntario – Drug and Alcohol Helpline (800) 565-8603 ConnexOntario – Mental Health Helpline (866) 531-2600 ConnexOntario – Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline (888) 230-3505 Four County Crisis (866) 995-9933 FourCAST (addictions support) (800) 461-1909 Kinark Child and Family Services (705) 743-6356 [...]