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Mental Health Learning Series

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Changing cultures and building capacity

The World Health Organization defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."

Mental health includes our psychological and emotional well-being. As the foundation of our well-being, mental health is vital to living a healthy life and a main factor in our overall health. Poor mental health can lead to mental and physical illness.

The Canada School of Public Service wants to do its part to change the culture around mental health and lift the associated stigma by offering learning to support the implementation of the Federal Public Service Workplace Mental Health Strategy. To foster a more respectful workplace for all employees, the School is developing effective learning tools and resources for employees at all levels.

Job aids

Mental Health Job Aids for Managers: Psychosocial Factors




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Mental Health and the Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions in the Workplace

COVID-19 restrictions will continue to affect our lives, work and mental health for years to come. How workplaces respond to ongoing changes related to COVID-19 can have a positive or negative impact on the mental health of all Canadians, including public servants.


13 Factors: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

Ottawa Public Health and its partners have developed a series of short videos on 13 factors in the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. They are a helpful resource for all employees.


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National Indigenous History Month

This year, National Indigenous History Month is dedicated to the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of residential schools.

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