The Canadian Association for Mental Health developed a guide designed for employers concerned about retaining employees with a mental illness, and those actively seeking to hire people with a psychiatric disability. It outlines principles and practical strategies useful to small businesses and corporations, the private sector as well as government services. Download the guide Source: http://toronto.cmha.ca/files/2012/09/WorkingWell-AnEmployer%E2%80%99sGuideToHiringAndRetainingPeopleWithMentalIllnesses.pdf

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When we think about recognition at work, we usually think about annual bonuses or about the employee-of-the-month concept.  However, recognition is a varied and multidimensional concept that is often misunderstood but that can generate unsuspected effects within organizations. Recognition is a fundamental need of all human beings that is equally essential for the good health [...]

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Check out the Canadian Psychological Association’s website and find a wide variety of tools to inform and educate about psychology. Learn how psychology can help people live a healthy and happy life, help communities to flourish, help employers to create an effective work environment and help governments to adopt good policies. http://www.cpa.ca/psychologymonth

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How does leadership—even at the management level—shape the health and well-being of employees? Watch this video where Laura Putnam of Motion Infusion tells us the three ways a manager can become a wellness multiplier in your organization. https://www.welcoa.org/blog/podcast/003-getting-managers-on-the-move-interview-with-laura-putnam/

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Mentalities are slowly changing yet the same applies to businesses too. Work used to be a serious matter yet nowadays we realize that its quality is improved when it is a labour of love rather than obligation. What kind of humour? By humour, we mean positive humour i.e., when it does not affect the physical [...]

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Emotional intelligence is defined as the capacity to perceive emotions, to integrate them in a way to facilitate thoughts, to understand and master them in order to encourage personal fulfillment. The next video explains and emphasizes the importance of emotional intelligence in the management of employees. Source : https://youtu.be/OoLVo3snNA0 

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From October 1 to 31, take part in Healthy Workplace Month! The purpose of Healthy Workplace Month is to raise awareness of the need for a holistic approach to workplace health in Canada that is influenced by the four elements of a healthy workplace: Healthy lifestyles Workplace culture and mental health Physical environment Corporate social [...]

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We all have mental health. We all have periods where we have trouble coping. This distress is something we can all relate to. In this film produced by the Mental Health Foundation, we explore what mental health is, what we can do when we or someone we know is having trouble coping, for whatever reason. [...]

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