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Information from What is Mental Health and Mental Illness:
Report on Improving the Health of Canadians: Exploring Positive Mental Health
Exploring Positive Mental Health (Archived Resource) is a two hour and fifteen minute web-conference recording that features CPHI’s most recent report, “Improving the Health of Canadians: Exploring Positive Mental Health.”

Information from Workplace Mental Health Promotion:

  • Mental Health Works provides information on employer’s duty to accommodate and their need to manage the performance of employees with mental health issues. See www.mentalhealthworks.ca.
  • Stress at Work, Mental Injury and the Law in Canada is a discussion paper from the Mental Health Commission of Canada. This report provides a detailed overview of the legal regulations facing employers with respect to stress and mental health in the workplace.

Information from Stigma and Discrimination:

Information from Stress:

  • Mental Health at Work… From Defining to Solving the Problem is a series by the Chair in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management at Université Laval. It comes in a kit made up of three booklets on the scope, causes and prevention of workplace stress. This kit deals with the problem of workplace stress, which affects both individuals and organizations, and attempts to analyze its symptoms, causes and consequences. See http://www.cgsst.com/eng/publications-sante-psychologique-travail/trousse-la-sante-psychologique-au-travail.asp.
  • Work Related Stress – Together We Can Tackle It is a site by the Health and Safety Executive. It provides resources for stress prevention, management and reduction. See http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/.
  • Coping with Stress mini-site is a CMHA resource that provides information on what workplaces can do to reduce stress and to help their employees cope with it. See http://www.cmha.ca/english/coping_with_stress/.

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Information from Harassment, Violence, Bullying and Mobbing:

  • Developing Health Promotion Policies, by THCU, provides a practical framework for the planning, implementation and evaluation of healthy public policies. The manual also provides real-life examples of policy initiatives that address a range of health issues, including workplace stress. These can illustrate the policy development process. See http://www.thcu.ca/infoandresources/resource_display.cfm?resourceID=773&emailID=520.
  • Let’s Talk: A Guide to Resolving Workplace Conflicts demonstrates effective techniques, skills and attitudes for identifying and addressing conflict among co-workers. Developed by the Government of Alberta, Department of Employment and Immigration. See http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/pdf/cshop/letstalk.pdf.
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Information from Substance Use, Misuse and Abuse at Work:

Information from Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion -Affecting Mental Health in the Workplace:

Occupational health and safety resources:

Voluntary health practices resources, related to mental health promotion:

  • Feeding Minds, the Impact of Food on Mental Health is a web guide created by the Mental Health Foundation. It provides information on what foods might help to manage your mental well-being. See http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/feedingminds/.
  • CMHA, Ontario offers a workshop on the connection between mental health, healthy eating and physical activity. See www.ontario.cmha.ca/workswell.

Organizational culture resources:

  • Organizational Culture: From Assessment to Action: This THCU info-pack contains an overview of three potential approaches that can be used to understand and assess organizational culture, practical ideas and strategies to consider that can help change an organization’s culture when necessary, examples of good practice in organizational culture change and a list of available resources about organizational culture change. See http://www.thcu.ca/Workplace/pdf/2009_03_10_Organizational_Culture.pdf.
  • Influencing the Organizational Environment: This THCU info-pack contains an overview of key factors which impact organizational health, strategies to promote the health of the organizational environment and ideas for workplace health promoters. See http://www.thcu.ca/workplace/documents/influencing_org_envir_infopackv_1.1.FINAL.pdf.

Information from Introduction to Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion:

Information from Element 1: Obtaining Management Support:

Information from Element 3: Conducting a Situational Assessment -Getting to the Root of the Problem:

Information from Element 4: Developing a Healthy Workplace Plan: What to do with Situational Assessment Results:

Information from Element 5: Developing a Program and Evaluation Plan:

  • Canadian Best Practices Portal for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, by the Public Health Agency of Canada, is a database of evaluated, best practice interventions. See www.phac.gc.ca/cbpp.
Information from Element 7: Implementing the Plan:

Information from Element 8: Evaluating CWHP Efforts: