Mental health and workers

I spent part of the last couple of months writing material for Mental Health at Work a new website launched by the Canadian Labour Congress. It has general information about mental health, talks about how to get help if you or a loved one needs it, and has more specific information on accommodating employees with mental illness and getting help at work. There are also sections on what we should be lobbying for to make mental health-care better.

I'm proud of the work I did on this site, and I'm happy the CLC is recognizing the importance of mental health for workers. Most mental illness is episodic and easily accommodated. Most people with mental illness can work productively in satisfying jobs. The right kinds of support should not be too much to ask for.