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Mental Health Works

Mental Health Works:

  • Provides workshops and presentations about mental health in the workplace, particularly the employer’s duty to accommodate and their need to manage the performance of employees with mental illness
  • Designs and delivers customized training
  • Provides consultation for complex accommodations and return-to-work plans
  • Delivers e-learning, information kits and other tools for employers
  • Offers free information for employers and employees

Mental Health Works helps organizations to manage their duty to accommodate employees experiencing mental disabilities such as depression or anxiety in the workplace. In many cases, employers are so afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing, that they say nothing. This can lead to decreased productivity, lower morale, and conflict in the work environment. We help employers respond immediately and appropriately when employees experience mental health problems and effectively manage performance and productivity issues. It is founded on the belief that focusing on solutions around mental health issues in the workplace will benefit employers and employees alike.

The profile of the program has grown steadily. Our “Complex Issues. Clear Solutions.” Management Workshop won the 2004 Canadian Award for Training Excellence in the External Training Category from the Canadian Society of Training and Development. Also in 2004, Mental Health Works was recommended as a remedy in a human rights case by the provincial human rights commission. Rather than simply penalizing the organization, the commission wanted Mental Health Works to provide positive changes in the organization’s ability to handle future accommodation issues.

Mental Health Works workshops and presentations are all delivered by trainers certified by CMHA Ontario.

Who we are

Mental Health Works is an award-winning initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario. It began in 2001 as a partnership research project involving the voluntary sector, government and business. In 2004 Mental Health Works began selling products and services to the business community and the response has been tremendous.

Contact us

If you are interested in learning more about Mental Health Works or how you or your organization can get involved, contact:

Mental Health Works
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8
Tel: 416-977-5580 ext. 4120

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