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Improve psychological health and safety in your workplace. Support employee success when mental health is a factor.



When Your Boss is Stressing You Out
There are many practical strategies we can use to cope with this stress. But what happens when it is your boss who is stressing you out?
Civility and Respect means showing appreciation, care, and consideration for everyone, whether they’re coworkers, supervisors, customers, or clients. Create a psychologically safe and healthy workplace using these tips from the National Standard.


Workplace Wellness Program Ideas

Many organizations provide free and credible resources to help you plan workplace wellness activities. We have highlighted some of them here to help you develop and deliver a cost-effective program for your employees.

Themes and Ideas

Team Building

This activity introduces the concept of asking questions to engage employees positively.
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Break Activity

Various studies show a strong link between time spent in nature and reduced stress, anxiety, and depression. Encourage staff to find their own natural spaces whether it is indoors or out.
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Latest News
  • The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with key partners and funders, invites you to a Substance Use and Mental Health on Campus Engagement Event to inform a new Standard for Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students (PSS Standard).

    Many post-secondary students experience concurrent issues of mental health and substance use. This breakfast event will be an opportunity to bring together diverse perspectives to contribute to a thoughtful dialogue about the intersection of mental health on campus and substance use and addiction (best practices, challenges, priorities, etc.) to inform the PSS Standard.
    Date:  Friday, May 24, 2019
    Time: 8:00AM – 11:00AM
    Location: Ryerson University, International Living Learning Centre, International Room, 240 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario  
    Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.
    Please note that this will be an English event. For those located outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and unable to attend in-person, a live-stream virtual participation option will be available.
    Please click thislinkto express your interest in attending this event in person at Ryerson or to express your interest in live streaming the event by Wednesday, May 1. Limited funds are available to subsidize participation, including travel and accommodations.

  • Today, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life announced they are coming together under one brand, the new Canada Life.

    What this means for the Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace and the Workplace Strategies for Mental Health website

    The financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians has always been a key driver for the family of companies, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. This hasn’t changed.

    We, the Centre for Mental Health, will continue to be a catalyst and innovator in workplace mental health, to develop new resources and to make them available for free to anyone.

    Thank you for your ongoing collaboration and use of the tools and resources that help support psychologically healthy and safe workplaces. If you want to know more about what the new Canada Life brand is all about, visit\welcome.

  •  The Psychologically Safe Leader Assessment website has been moved to a new home with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

    To complete a new assessment, please create a new account at