RETURN TO THE WORKPLACE: A psychological toolkit for heading back to work
CMHA OntarioReturn to the workplace: A psychological toolkit for heading back to work2ABOUT THE CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, ONTARIOThe Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) operates at the local, provincial and national levels across Canada. The mission of CMHA Ontario, a not-for-profit, charitable organization, is to improve the lives of all Ontarians through leadership, collaboration and the continual pursuit of excellence in community-based mental health and addictions services. Our vision is a society that embraces and invests in the mental health of all people. We are a trusted advisor to government and actively contribute to health systems development through policy formulation and recommendations that promote positive mental health for all Ontarians. Our 28 local CMHA branches, together with other community-based mental health and addictions service providers, serve approximately 500,000 Ontarians each year. ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH WORKS Mental Health Works is a national social enterprise run by CMHA, with its head office at CMHA Ontario. It provides workplace mental health training to organizations nationwide. The program began in 2001 as a partnership research project. In 2004, Mental Health Works began selling products and services to the business community and the response from clients and media has been overwhelmingly positive. Today, the recognition and willingness to address issues related to workplace mental health is greater than ever. However, there is much more to be done. Mental Health Works is dedicated to advancing the field of workplace mental health through skills enhancement training, awareness education and stigma reduction efforts.ABOUT BOUNCEBACK ONTARIOBounceBack is a free skill-building program managed by CMHA. It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild-to-moderate depression and anxiety, stress and worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, participants get access to tools that support them on their path to mental wellness. BounceBack was first developed by Dr. Chris Williams, a medical doctor and psychiatrist, as well as a professor at the University of Glasgow. The program was first adopted by CMHA British Columbia in 2008 and piloted in Ontario in 2015. By October 2017, BounceBack was launched across the province as part of the Ontario government’s investment in structured psychotherapy services. Since then, over 8,000 primary care providers have referred over 35,000 clients to BounceBack.Disclaimer This document is a toolkit, intended to act as a guide to define key terms and provide recommendations. It is not meant to be prescriptive and may not be applicable to everyone.