Here are some helpful links filled with information and resources that can help to reduce your stress, get a better night's sleep, and other tips for your mental well-being.
Big White Wall
An online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programs and peer support.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Work/Life Balance
Find suggestions to help you balance your priorities and maintain optimum mental health both at home and in the workplace.
Helpguide’s mission is to provide you and your family with mental health information you can trust. The site offers expert, ad-free resources to empower you with the knowledge and encouragement you need to take charge of your life and make healthy choices.
Guarding Minds at Work (GM@W)
GM@W is a unique and free, comprehensive set of resources designed to protect and promote psychological health and safety in the workplace.
Great West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace
Learn how to get better sleep, be inspired, manage stress, and be a happier person.
Mindful Employer Canada is a not-for-profit social enterprise launched by Mary Ann Baynton in appreciation for the employers, union reps, and managers across Canada who strive to support employees with mental health concerns.
Positive Coping with Health Conditions, A Self-Care Workbook
This is a self-care manual authored by scientist-practitioners with expertise in issues relating to coping with health conditions. This manual is designed for individuals who deal with health conditions, including patients, physicians, psychologists, nurses, rehabilitation professionals and researchers.
Developed by The Psychology Foundation of Canada and Pfizer, this site features a comprehensive section of various stressors and specific strategies to manage and overcome them, along with real life stories and videos.
Working Through It
A series of videos designed to speak directly to people struggling with mental health issues. Real people share their experiences of working through times of mental health pressures at work, off work and returning to wo
Work With Us
Wokplace-based program that supports Canadians living with depression and/or arthritis (password:partner2014)
Depression & Mood Disorders
Antidepressant Skills at Work
A self-care manual authored by scientist-practitioners with expertise in issues relating to workplace mental health and addiction.
Managing Depression: A Self-help Skills Resource for Women Living With Depression During Pregnancy, After Delivery and Beyond
This workbook is for women living with depression during pregnancy, after delivery and beyond; and their clinicians or service providers. It provides information about depression and healthy lifestyles behaviours, and skills for managing depression.
Mood Disorders of Ontario
Offers free support programs to people across Ontario, and their families, who are living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.
Coping With Suicidal Thoughts
This resource is intended for individuals who are currently experiencing suicidal ideation and/or have had a plan or made an attempt to hurt themselves. The document is designed to offer resources, information, support, and practical steps to help cope with suicidality.
Hope and Healing: A Practical Guide for Survivors of Suicide
This is a guide that focuses on the practical matters that survivors need to deal with after a loved one has died by suicide.
COAST (Crisis Outreach & Support Team)
905-972-8338 - 24/7 free and confidential support for those experiencing a mental health crisis in Hamilton - Crisis Line 24 hrs
Employee Health Services
Workplace Critical Incidents
Leaders can request free onsite crisis support through LifeWorks see CISM
What to do immediately after a critical incident
Helping Employees in the Immediate Aftermath of a Critical Incident: Common psychological reactions
The importance of taking care of yourself
Coping After the Incident
Coping After a Critical Incident or Traumatic Event: Common reactions after a traumatic event
Colleague in Crisis?
While at work you may encounter a staff member experiencing a mental health crisis. Here are some suggested actions you can take and resources you can recommend to provide support:
10 Healthy Habits for Mental Fitness
While there is growing awareness of the role that the workplace plays in affecting our mental wellness, there are steps we can take towards promoting our own mental well-being by building a strong resilience to stress - a process referred to as mental fitness. Check out the poster and hang in your area as a visual reminder to practice mental fitness.
By actively practicing mental fitness, we can elevate our health and work performance, while effectively managing varying levels of stress:
What is the single most important thing you can do for your stress?
Check out the You Tube video Dr. Mike Evans produced that provides practical information about managing stress.