Mental health

In April 2013, PSAC held a national health and safety conference on mental health in the workplace. We asked members to share their reflections on this important issue: how the members recognize mental illness.

People with disabilities face many kinds of barriers on a daily basis. These can be physical, attitudinal or systemic.

People with disabilities face many kinds of barriers on a daily basis. These can be physical, attitudinal or systemic. Employers must proactively identify and eliminate rules, policies, practices and standards that have a discriminatory impact in the workplace.

Updates

December 4, 2015

In a groundbreaking decision, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled on November 30 that employers cannot arbitrarily decide what constitutes workplace violence.

December 2, 2015

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased with the release of the Mental Health Joint Task Force report today

June 19, 2015

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has tabled bargaining demands calling for improvements to the working conditions of federal call centre workers.

June 9, 2015

The action plan lays out steps the PSAC and Component leadership are prepared to take. 

March 27, 2015
This memorandum of understanding is to give effect to the understanding reached between the Emp
March 26, 2015

On March 19, our members participated in over 65 events across the country to express support for

Too many Canadians, including PSAC members, suffer from mental health issues. Often they suffer alone without adequate treatment. Mental illness affects us all in our homes, in our communities, in our workplaces. Employers at all levels have a responsibility to ensure that their workplaces do not contribute to mental illness. Regrettably, many workplaces increase mental health problems.

Guides

Listening, accommodation, and confidentiality are watchwords for dealing with mental health issues in the workplace

Are our workplaces healthy? Stress, anxiety, and depression are experienced by many among Canadian workers, and it seems that many of our workplaces are a major contributor to the growing rate of mental health related illnesses.

Getting up to speed, accommodation, confidentiality, and the employer

In 2006, PSAC won a case at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal involving a worker who had panic attacks at work. The decision gives some important guidelines on how employers should accommodate workers in these kinds of situations.