Mental Health in the Workplace

School District No. 73, CUPE Local 3500 and the KTTA joined together to help build awareness, reduce stigma and build a mentally healthy workplace. 

Mental health is everyone’s business and it is important that we take care of it. The workplace can play a significant role in a person’s life and influences overall health and wellness. Many Canadians are affected by mental health issues or mental illness either personally or through a friend or family member. Mental illness is an equal opportunity medical disease – it does not discriminate – and affects men and women, young and old, rich and poor, and people of all races and cultures.    Despite 1 in 5 Canadians experiencing a mental illness this year, stigma remains a huge barrier to people getting the help they need.  To tackle the stigma that exists today around mental illness and to create mentally healthy workplaces, we need everyone doing their part.  Together, we can help create new norms around mental health at work.  

Please take a few minutes to watch these quick informative videos about mental health:

What is Mental Health?
Mental Health - What you see and do not see
Howie Mandel and Mental Health
If Physical Health Problems Were Treated Like Mental Health Problems 
Mental Health and Morning Exercise