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.

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.