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Psychological toolkit for heading back to work

CMHA toolkit supports employees, employers with planning psychologically-safe return to the workplace

As Ontario’s economy gradually re-opens during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new toolkit is now available to support employers and employees in navigating the mental health implications of returning to physical workplaces.

Developed by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division, in partnership with Mental Health Works and BounceBack Ontario, Return to the workplace: A psychological toolkit for heading back to work aims to serve employees and employers across a variety of sectors. This toolkit provides guidance on how to support the mental health of individuals as they plan safe transitions back into their workplaces and to help employers as they develop policies and procedures for supporting staff returning to the work environment.

Additional Resources

The Center for Workplace Mental Health

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Additional Resources

  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) York Region Branch
    CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness. Locations across York Region and South Simcoe. 905-841-3977 / 1-866-345-0183
  • York Support Services Network
    If you are 16 years of age and older, are struggling with a mental health need and/or addiction, we can help. We offer individualized support through our case management, crisis response, and peer support services and can help you connect to community services. 905-898-6455 / 1-888-670-0070
  • Caritas School of Life
    CSL is a nonjudgmental, safe space for people with mental health illness, and is a program that offers a variety of group therapy sessions tailored specifically for mental health recovery and reintegration into the workforce. 416-748-9988 / 1-800-201-8138
  • Cedar Centre
    Offers comprehensive individual trauma therapy and group therapy for those who have experienced interpersonal trauma. 905-853-3040 / 1-800-263-2240
  • Krasman Centre
    Strives to inspire and support people affected by mental health and/or addiction challenges to live full lives of their choosing within supportive communities. 905-780-0491 / 1-888-780-0724
  • Family Services of York Region
    Provides services through engaging individuals, couples, families and groups in a client-centred, goal-focused change process. Counselling services emphasize identifying and building strengths, managing symptoms, and resolving emotional conflicts
  • Kids Help Phone
    Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-le-d, text-based support to young people in both English and French. – 1-800-668-6868 / TEXT: CONNECT to 686868
  • 211 Ontario
    An award winning helpline and website that provides information on and referrals to Ontario’s community, social, health-related and government services. The vision for 211 Ontario is to be the primary source of information and gateway to human services for individuals and planners.

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