The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the MHCC brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes.
Guarding Minds @ Work (GM@W) is a unique and free, comprehensive set of resources designed to protect and promote psychological health and safety in the workplace. GM@W resources allow employers to effectively assess and address the 13 psychosocial factors known to have a powerful impact on organizational health, the health of individual employees, and the financial bottom line. GM@W was developed by researchers from the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA) within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University on the basis of extensive research, including data analysis of a national sample and reviews of national and international best practices, as well as existing and emerging Canadian case law and legislation.
The Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace (the Centre) provides employers with a variety of free public resources including information, strategies, tools and initiatives as well as support for research aimed at improving workplace mental health. The Centre also reviews current research and innovative programming available in the area of workplace mental health. The straightforward and practical approaches and information we provide is how we fulfill our mandate to help turn knowledge of mental health issues into cost-effective action plans for employers in Canada.
Their website, Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, is the primary vehicle through which we make these resources available to employers and organizations who recognize that a healthier workplace can improve their bottom line.