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Mental Health Week is a national event held by CMHA each year to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide learning opportunities to help all Canadians achieve and maintain good mental health in their everyday lives.
Following on the success of 2007's theme of work-life balance, the theme for CMHA's 57th Mental Health Week (May 5 to May 11, 2008) is "Mental Health: Make it Your Business", and is centered on the role of employers and businesses in creating productive, mentally healthy environments in their workplaces.
For this reason, the Newfoundland and Labrador Division of CMHA is launching this webpage dedicated to workplace mental health. For now we have listed some of the best online resources on this topic and over time, we hope to add more content. Also, please feel free to make suggestions to us.
We hope you stay and check out some of the resources we have provided. Have a great Mental Health Week 2008!
What is CMHA-NL doing to address workplace mental health?
The Newfoundland and Labrador Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association has given this issue priority and has developed sessions on work-life balance and mentally healthy workplaces.
Update - December 23, 2008
In September of 2007, CMHA-NL developed a seminar on work-life balance as a part of its Workplace Mental Health Program. This seminar has been delivered to 358 people from October 2007 – November 2008. 21 organizations have supported and collaborated with us in order to spread the message of work-life balance to employees and employers alike.
Due to the success of the presentations, we have decided to make a generic version of the presentation that can be delivered in your workplace. Anyone in the workplace can take this on.
CMHA-NL has made the following resources available to the public:
1. Session1: Work-Life Balance - PowerPoint Presentation - This presentation is complete with a presenter script in the notes section.
2. Work-Life Balance Slides in PDF format - The work-life balance session slides are available in PDF format for those who do not have PowerPoint. For the presenter script that is read during each slide, please click here.
3. "My Plan for Balance"– Participant Handout
4. Session 1 Session Description - For internal promotion purposes in your own workplace .
Best of luck with the delivery of the presentation!
CMHA-NL is committed to raising awareness and providing learning opportunities, and we welcome any questions that you may have. To learn more about this presentation or other workplace mental health issues, or to arrange to have CMHA-NL's Workplace Mental Health Coordinator, Roger Baggs, deliver a presentation in your organization, please contact Roger at 738-2182, toll free 1-877-753-8550, or via email by using our contact form. Visit our Education page for our other resources on the topic.
Work/Life Balance - CMHA National
Work/life balance links and resources
Work Life Balance Quiz
Voices of Canadians: Seeking Work-Life Balance (2003)
2001 National Work Life Conflict Study
Work-life balance in Canadian Workplaces - HRSDC
Work/Life Balance - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Research and information on health and work/life balance - Desjardins Financial Security
Health Work and Wellness
Health at Work – Based in Scotland with resources on workplace mental health
Healthy Workplace Week
The theme for Mental Health Week 2009 (May 4th - 11th 2009) was mental health and the economy; our main message for these stressful economic times is "Now more than ever...invest in yourself!"
Below are a number of resources related to this theme.
Video PSA - To view CMHA National's Public Service Announcement, please click the image below to watch the video.
(Please note that you will need Apple Quicktime to view the PSA, which is available free by clicking here.)
Mental Health and the Economy - Health is Cool 2009 Survey Summary . CMHA National and Desjardins Financial Security have partnered on a nation-wide survey that asks people about the impact of the economy on their mental health.
Tips for Employers and Employees - For tips for employers to help their employees ride out the current economic storm, click here. Check out the Employee Tips, too.
Invest in Yourself brochure - CMHA National's new brochure has great tips for investing in your mental health in tough economic times.
Invest in Yourself Poster - To spread the message about investing in our mental health, feel free to download and print the poster below. Just click on the image to view a larger version in PDF format.
Stress - CMHA National
Coping with Stress – CMHA National
It's your health - Coping with stress: Health Canada
Best Advice on Stress Risk Management in the Workplace – Health Canada
Stress at the Workplace – World Health Organization
The American Stress Institute
Canadian Institute of Stress
Bullying in the Workplace - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence
Canadian Safety Council - bullying in the workplace
Mental Illness in the Workplace
Depression in the Workplace - CMHA National
Employment and Mental Illness – CMHA National
Mental Health Works
Career and Employment
CMHA-NL's Work Well NL website--www.workwellnl.ca-- is an internet-based resource for people living with a mental illness in Newfoundland and Labrador that offers information on supports and services throughout the province that can help them finish school or pursue post-secondary education or training, and/or obtain and maintain employment.To learn more, visit Work Well NL!
Career Builder – A resource for working people with a section on Work-Life balance.
Monster.ca - (Employment site) with articles on stress, work-life balance, workplace protocol, etc.
Workopolis - (Employment site) with articles on stress, balance, etc.
21st Century Job Quality: Achieving What Canadians Want (2007)
http://www.workplacementalhealth.org/ - Partnership for Workplace Mental Health -This American website has resources for both employees and employers, as well as anxiety and depression toolkits.
Global Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health
This page last updated July 14, 2009