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.