Mental health

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

August 23, 2019

According to data just released to the National Joint Council’s Disability Insurance Plan Board o

February 1, 2018

PSAC encourages our members to participate in the national conversation about mental health.

May 30, 2016

PSAC welcomed the release of a second report by the Joint Task Force on Mental Health today.

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

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.